On Saturday, 10th May 2014, a talk on Automated Waste Collection System (AWCS) by Stream Environment Sdn Bhd has been organized at PAM Sabah Mini Auditorium. The speaker was Ir. Chea Thean Teik, the General Manager of Stream Environment Sdn Bhd. Ir. Chea is a qualified Professional Engineer (Mechanical) with over 19 years’ experience in Building’s M&E services, Mechanical Handling Engineering, Project Management, Central Vacuum Systems and Automated Waste Collection Systems.
Automated Waste Collection System (AWCS) is an environmental technology offering city grade piped infrastructure for municipal solid waste transport system via vacuum technology. Ir. Chea presented the latest method of transporting solid waste through sealed network of pipes and stored in sealed container at a Central Waste Handling Facility (or Bin Centre) within the development or even several kilometers away. This process enhances the garbage collection process to improve urban living and working environment.
AWCS addressed two key concern areas in Municipal Solid Waste Management – Waste Collection & Storage and Waste Transportation. The AWCS system is envisioned to be adopted as the standard way of handling waste for all new development, similar to other utilities such as water, sewerage, gas and power.
This was not a first time Ir. Chea did a talk for Stream Environment Sdn Bhd at PAM Sabah. He conducted a similar talk previously on 24th November 2012. Ar. Morris Bisoni introduced him before the talk, which began at 9.30 am. There were 22 attendees comprising professional architects, architectural graduates and students from Cosmopoint College. The talk finished at 11.30 am with lunch served.
KK traffic: Architects offer solution
|3rd May, 2014
KOTA KINABALU: Good city planning and management are needed in order to reduce the number of cars on the road as we gear towards creating liveable and sustainable cities, said Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM) Sabah Chapter.
Its chairman Victor Wong said the traffic jam in the State Capital is worsening even though the Kota Kinabalu Local Plan 2020 final draft is ready and the second public consultation of the plan will be held in City Hall from May 8 to 22.
He believed that the traffic snarls could be resolved if the development of residence, offices and commercial shops are clustered together within a short radius to enable the public transport to be brought in and eliminate the needs for the citizens to buy cars unnecessarily.
“What is happening now in our cities is the lack of integration in the implementation of the different developments and in bringing a public transport system to serve the needs of the clusters,” said Victor at the launching of IPEX 2014 at the Sabah Trade Centre here yesterday.
The event was officiated by Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department Datuk Edward Yong Oui Fah. Victor also urged the authorities to discourage and review city planning that is based on car ownership. “Instead, the city planning should provide an alternative choice for its citizens to choose their mode of transportation such as by foot, bicycles or an organised public transport system,” he said.
“We must consider the options to resolve our current woes economically, through good city planning and management while waiting for the monorail to materialise which need an enormous amount of financial resources,” advised Victor.
He also suggested to the authorities to encourage mixed development in terms of housing, commercial, sports & recreational, education and industrial over a single project so that a private transport network system can be established.
PAM Sabah Chapter has just successfully held the historical event entitled “Celebrating 50 years of Architecture in Sabah” on 17.l.14 at the Magellan Sutera Resort.
The Guest of Honor was Deputy Chief Minister cum Infrastructure Development Minister, Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Joseph Pairin Kitingan, representing the Chief Minister, YAB Datuk Seri Panglima Musa Haji Aman.
Two other ex-Chief Ministers were present and they were YBHG Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Bernard Dompok and YBHG Datuk Seri Panglima Yong Teck Lee.
PAM Council President, Ar. Chan Seong Aun, Northern Chapter Chairman, Ar. Parama Nathan and Sarawak Chapter, Ar. Stephen Liew were also present to witness the auspicious occasion.
The Chief Minister’s speech was read out by Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Pairin Kitingan and he called architects in Sabah to incorporate values of the State’s eco wonders, which it is already known globally for, in their respective designs and advised to keep up with global architecture trends.
The programs include highlighting the chronology development of Sabah over the past 50 years; presenting “Certificate of Recognition” to the ex-CMs, senior architects and the talented graduate architects.
Ar. Abdul Aziz Mahfar
Ar. Cheng Yu Chung
Ar. Chin Yin Tet, Peter
Ar. Datuk Yong Kain Chung
Ar. Kwan Shing Chiong, David
Ar. Lawrence Chin Kok Lum
Ar. Lee Jen Lim, Arthur
Ar. Lu Chen Yin
Ar. Ng Kim Kang, David
Ar. Tan Haw Bin
Ar. Tsen Ken Fah
Ar. Wong Hon Ling
Ar. Wong Kon Yu, Victor
Ar. Wong Yit Sing, Francis
Talented Graduate Architects
Mr. Allen Solomon Chong
Mr. Cheong Kok Ann
Mr. Ho Fui Ken Adrian Dominic
Ms. Hong Yi
Ms. Mak Thur Pei
Mr. Richard Nelson Sokial