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A CPD on the Principles of Designing for Fire Safety: Understanding the Prescriptions of the Uniform Building By-Laws 1984 was organized by the Chapter on 23rd July 2011 at PAM Mini Auditorium. The talk started at 9.30am and was attended by 57 participants comprising of architects and architectural graduates.

PAM Sabah Chapter CPD Chairman, Ar. Dr.Tan Jun Kwang welcomed all participants and introduced the speaker, Ar. Chong Lee Siong, MMIArbs, MIFireE for this seminar.

 The Fire Safety provisions of the Uniform Building By-Laws 1984 is often misconstrued to be restrictive and outdated in its scope, hence limiting architects’ flair and creativity in the realization of our design. However, the basic principles of designing for fire safety and the understanding of the characteristics of fire which is the basis of the formulation of the UBBL is still relevant today. This seminar presented the fundamental concepts of fire safety, interpreting the UBBL and the practical applications of the relevant fire safety codes in Architecture.

Ar. Lo Su Yin, Deputy Chairman of PAM Sabah Chapter presented a book gift – Architecture of Sabah: Resorts and Hotels to Ar. Chong Lee Siong. Vote of thanks is accorded to everyone present for making their valuable time to attend this informative seminar.The presentation ended at 1.00pm.

Saturday, 9th July 2011, PAM Sabah Chapter organized a product presentation on “Green Building Flooring Products Linoleum Presentation” by System Floorings Sdn Bhd held at the Chapter’s mini auditorium. The presentation was attended by 24 participants comprising of architects.

The speakers introduced System Floorings Sdn Bhd is the sole distributor for Forbo Krommenie Linoleum products from Holland in East and West Malaysia. They also specialised in computer raised floorings, imported marbles and granites.

The group Forbo is recognized throughout the world for their quality of its products in flooring materials. Committed to investment, research and continuous improvement, they offer products that are aesthetically appealing and suited to a wide range of applications.

Forbo-Krommenie floor coverings are manufactured in accordance with the strict requirements laid down in ISO-9001 standard. Marmoleum Real, Marmoleum Fresco, Plain Linoleum Walton, Corklinoleum and Artoleum Bulletin Board and Desk Top are manufactured from raw materials, such as linseed oil, natural resins, wood and/or cork flour, limestone and jute. Marmoleum as well as the other linoleum products are highly durable, hygienic, practical, decorative and colourful.

The presentation ended at 1.00pm after Q&A session with lunch. Vote of thanks is accorded to everyone for making their valuable time attending the seminar and to System Floorings Sdn Bhd for the informative product presentation.

Saturday, 25th June 2011, PAM Sabah Chapter organized a product presentation on “Going Green & Safety Glass & Fire Rated Glass System” by Aneka Glass Sdn Bhd held at the Chapter’smini auditorium. The talk was attended by 43 participants comprising of architects and suppliers.

Master of Ceremony, Ms. Shirlyn Thye, Managing Director of Gar Lightglass Sdn Bhd welcomed all and introduced all the speakers, Mr. Leo Breuker as Bridgestone Germany-Sales Director, Mr.Ho Chong Choai as Managing Director of Secuglass Sdn Bhd, Mr. Patrick Mok as General Manager of C3S Far East Ltd and Mr. Mohan Menon as Technical Consultant.

The speakers introduced the new state of art, crime prevention glass, fire resistant glazing system, clear run E1, for use as partitions, alongside fire routes in office, car parks and even shop fronts.

The crime prevention glass is laminated with a special “resin” to enable house owner to achieve “no more grill” concept which always affect the aesthetic of the house and increases risk of being trap during fire hazard. With minimum thickness of 5.5mm glass,  Aneka Glass has passed the stringent test in European Standard DIN EN 356 P4A which need to withstand multiple drops of 4.1kg steel ball from 30 feet height.

There are 8 types of product display at the presentation as follows:-
1. Crime Prevention Glass
2. Anti-Bandit Glass
3. Bullet Resistant Glass
4. Anto-Blast Glass
5. Color Laminated Glass
6. Stained Glass
7. Fabric & Other Material Laminated Glass
8. Others such as textured glass, sandblasted & etched glass, ceramic frit printing glass, sculpture glass, stainless steel laminated glass, cracked glass and color coated glass

The presentation ended at 1.00pm after Q&A session with lunch.  Vote of thanks is accorded to everyone for making their valuable time to attend the seminar and to Aneka Glass Sdn Bhd for the informative product talk.

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