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A talk on EVG 3D Construction System – An Intelligent and Fully Integrated IBS was held on Saturday, 24 September 2011 at the Grand Ballroom of Pacific Sutera Hotel. The talk was organized by Bristeel Corporation Sdn Bhd. Bristeel Corporation Sdn Bhd is the Authorized Distributor cum Certified Builder by EVG Three-D Construction System (M) Sdn Bhd.

Mr. Christian Peheim, Head of Structural Engineering from EVG Austria Headquarters spoke to 170 participants comprising architects, engineers, quantity surveyors, developers, contractors and others.

Mr. Peheim informed that EVG 3D Construction System is a worldwide patented technology designed and developed by EVG Austria. The system had been widely used in more than 60 countries for more than 30 years. It offers a relatively simple and cost effective Industrial Building System (IBS).

An EVG 3D panel consists of a three-dimensional welded wire space frame sandwiched with a modified polystyrene insulation core. The two main materials for the entire building are the panels and shotcrete. The materials are of sustainable natural resources which is environmentally friendly and of extremely low carbon footprint.  The system has an earthquake resistant up to 7.5 Richter scale and typhoon resistant up to 300km/hour. There are 8 characteristics of EVG 3D construction as follows:-

1) Design Flexibility

2) Ease of Installation and Handling

3) “Formless” Construction

4) Higher Speed of Construction

5) Cost Efficient

6) Superior Strength

7) Green Product

8.) Energy Conservation


The talk was very informative and ended with many questions from the participants. The talk ended with lunch at 12.30 noon at Cafe Boleh, Pacific Sutera Hotel.

PAM Sabah Chapter organized a CPD seminar on “Thermal Comfort House by Solar Powered Ventilation” held on Saturday, 17th September 2011 was attended by 32 participants comprising of architects and QS.

UMS Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chris Chu and his team of researchers demonstrated that by placing wiremesh (with very fine grid) over the outlet of a chimney, the air flow rate will increase drastically.  Other factors that will help include bringing in cold air using underground pipes; and make the upper part of the “chimney” in glass.  This finding could have wide implication to the way we design passive ventilation e.g. stack effect with warm air passage through the jack roof.

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 Assoc. Professor Dr. Christopher Chu Chi Ming and his researchers team for the informative innovation.

 

Reported by :-
Ar. Mok Juang Yu

 


The recently concluded 36th PAM Annual Dinner was held at the Grand Ballroom of Shangri-La’s Tg Aru Resort in Kota Kinabalu. 450 guests including architects, engineers, quantity surveyors, suppliers and other members of the local built environment industries attended the institution’s yearly dinner event.

Our Guest of Honour YB Datuk V K Liew, Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department was present to grace the occasion.  PAM President, Ar. Saifuddin Ahmad, Sarawak Chapter Chairman, Ar. Peter Wong and Southern Chapter Chairman Ar. Hj. Zawawi Bin Zainuddin and spouse were also present.

The theme for this year’s dinner is “P”, PHENOMENOLOGY”.  “Phenomenology” is a unique architectural term concerning the built environment.  To simplify the idea of phenomenology, what is the relationship of a building with the surrounding context?  Phenomenology is important to continue a particular culture, the spirit of a community and the character of local precedents. Proponents of phenomenology believe that architecture should be created to fulfill the human needs without destroying the unique natural and genius loci.

The occasion witnessed the installation of the newly elected Chapter Chairman, Ar. Lo Su Yin and introduction of the 2011-2012 committee members.

The outgoing Chapter Chairman, Ar. Ho Jia Lit initiated setting up the “PAM Sabah Chapter’s Education scholarship Fund” by contributing RM7,000.00.

A music performance by the PAM Band led by Mr. Mitchell Bernard and performance by newly installed Chapter Chairman and his crew in a Sketch entitled "left side view of the 3C’s (Consultant, Contractor and Client)".

Prizes were given out to The Best Creative Office Photos and Guess the Architect.

Also one of the highlights of the evening was the Lucky "Fear Factor" Draw where lucky participants would compete to win three Ipad 2.

It was an entertaining and fun filled dinner where everybody left upon the end of the evening with a wide grin and gladness of having an umbrella for door gift, just in case it rained again.

 

36th Annual Dinner Photos

Reported by Ar. Rizal Ahmad Banjar

 

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