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guocera1Guocera Marketing Sdn Bhd followed by Hume Cemboard Industries Sdn Bhd and Nippon Paint Sdn Bhd have successfully conducted their joint CPD seminar on 11th October 2014, Saturday. The event started at 9.00 am and was held at the Teratai Room of Promenade Hotel, Kota Kinabalu. The event was attended by 50 participants, 45 of which were PAM members.

The first speaker, Mr. Lim Ann Len from Guocera Marketing Sdn Bhd, delivered his technical presentation on types and properties of ceramic tiles. His presentation was followed by talks from General Manager Mr. David Moyes and Product Development Architect Mr. Suresh Balasekaran of Hume Cemboard Industries Sdn Bhd. The topic highlighted fibre cement, in solid wall and plank forms, as a universal building material suitable for modern tropical design. The final speaker was Ms. Sabrina Chow, the Senior Executive of Nippon Paints Sdn Bhd. She introduced Nippon Paint Fibercote and how to get the perfect finish for fibre cement boards.

The day’s presentation ended at 12.30 pm and all participants were invited for buffet lunch at the hotel.

The dinner was successfully held with the theme of “Sustainable Architecture”. The evening was graced by the presence the Guest of Honor, YB Datuk Teo Chee Kang, Minister of Special Tasks, Chief Minister Department. The evening was also attended by PAM Deputy President, Chairman from Northern and Sarawak Chapters, Heads of Government Departments and Presidents and Chairman of allied professional bodies.0403_DxO

The dinner ended at 10:30 pm with the highlights of the evening, namely the Lucky Draws. It was an entertaining evening dinner with RTM singer, Ms Rozza, dancers from Body Care Dance Studio and a local comedian to share fun with fellow architects, engineers, quantity surveyors, suppliers and all players in the construction and building industry of the region.

Dr.Frank Wilson“The Development of Sewage Treatment” CPD seminar was successfully conducted at PAM Sabah Chapter last Saturday (21st June 2014) by Tomher Environmental Sdn Bhd Technical Sales Director, Dr. Frank Wilson.  The topic was presented in a historical way following the evolution of sewage treatment from the UK industrial revolution in the 19th century to our present day in Sabah. His anecdotes from his broad and long experience in sewage treatment around the world were the highlight of this workshop. 

Aspects discussed during his workshop include:

  • Dr. Wilson’s autobiographical involvement in the sewerage business.
  • History about sewerage treatment in general both globally and locally.
  • Explanations of various sewerage treatment standards
  • Survey study of STPs near Kota Kinabalu (how many are non-operative)
  • Explanations of other forms of treatment like cesspits, septic tanks and reed beds.
  • Issue of water pollution, eutrophication, FOG (fats, oil and grease), E coli and how dangerous it is to swim at Tanjung Aru beach!
  • Details on activated sludge treatment, micro-organism growth curves, sewage screening, trickling filters, rotating biological contractors, trickling filters solids contact, tilted tube/plate clarifiers, v-notch weirs, final treated water standards and dried sludge, sludge presses, hydroponics, pipe trenches, safety hoops and safety rails, extended aeration, Biosolv advanced sewage treatment and many more.
  • Some example projects done by Tomher Environmental Sdn Bhd.


There were 42 attendees consisting professional architects and architectural graduates at this event. The workshop started at 9.15 am and end at 11.30 am with tea break provided in the middle.

October 2021