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On Tuesday, 25th January 2011, PAM has organized an interesting seminar on ‘The Business of Architecture: A Discussion on the ‘Key Factors for Success (KSF)’ & ‘Green Design and Planning’.  The seminar started at 1.00pm at PAM Mini Auditorium. The attendance was very encouraging. A total of 44 participants were present including corporate and graduate members.

Chapter Vice Chairman, Ar. Dr. Tan Jun Kwang welcomed all and introduce the speaker, YBhg. Dato’ Ar. Dr. Kenneth Yeang King Mun.  The speaker is an architect-planner, ecologist and author who is best known for his signature and innovative green buildings and masterplans, and is regarded as the father of the ‘bioclimatic skyscraper’. He is regarded as one of the foremost designers and noted authority on ecologically-responsive architecture and planning.

On the seminar, the speaker presents his slide and discusses about four fundamental aspects of the business of architecture that an architect in business must do all well. 

The four aspects are:-

1. Getting the business (marketing)

2. Doing the business (delivering the professional services of an architect as defined by the institute)

3. Managing the business ( General Management)

4. Financing the business (Money Management) 

Before the seminar ended, the speaker presented his slide of the projects design and built by T.R Hamzah & Yeang’s that has been awarded for many numerous awards followed by Q&A session. On behalf of PAM Sabah Chapter, Vice Chairman Ar. Dr. Tan Jun Kwang thanked to all and invited Chapter Chairman, Ar. Ho Jia Lit to present the memento to YBhg. Dato’ Ar.Dr.Kenneth Yeang.

Reported by Ar.Dr.Tan Jun Kwang

Saturday, 22nd January 2011, a product talk on “Hospital & Healthcare Products” was held at Pacific Sutera, Sutera Habour Hotel,Kota Kinabalu and was attended  by 37 participants.

The PAM Sabah Chapter Vice Chairman, Ar. Dr.Tan Jun Kwang welcomed all participants and invited the first speaker, Mr. Y.S.Ng, the Business Development Manager of Claycorp Marketing (S) Sdn Bhd to present his talk.

 At the first session, the speaker presented the video of advertisement on their products that shown on TV9 and NTV7.  According to the speaker, Clay Industries Sdn Bhd (CISB) offers a comprehensive range of sanitary ware designed to suit all tastes including the “Dual Flush” and “Claytan Water Saver” models that meet the varying demands of consumers.

Claytan placed a strong emphasis on R&D with efforts from both in-house specialist and internationally acclaimed ceramics designers and consultants. The efforts were continually benchmarked with various national certification bodies such as PSB Singapore, QAS Australia and SIRIM Malaysia to ensure Claytan sanitary ware conform to strict QA standards.

The second products presentation was by Ms. Anne Teo, Technical Manager of Orionis Technology (M) Sdn Bhd. Established in 1993 as an R & D and manufacturing firm specializing in Automatic Sensor and Manually Operated Flushing System for water closets and urinals. The speaker introduced the useful products for Hospital and Healthcare called Delabie. 

The benefits and advantages on these Delabie products are:-

1. Water saving

2. High resistance to vandalism

3. Minimum maintenance

4. Easy Adjustment s and quick installation.

5. Easy maintenance

6. Reliability & Resistance.

The talk was very informative and encouraging and ended with Q&A session. On behalf of PAM Sabah Chapter, the Chapter Vice Chairman, Ar. Dr.Tan Jun Kwang thanked all participants and Claytan Group for the helpful and interesting product talk.

Reported by Ar.Dr.Tan Jun Kwang

 A successful seminar on “Empowering Culture Profession-Conservation Best Practice from Home and Abroad “ has been held at PAM Mini Auditorium on Saturday, 08th January 2011, 9.00am and was attended  by 25 participants include corporate and graduate members.

The seminars start with greeting from Chapter Chairman,Ar. Ho Jia Lit to all participants and continue with product talk from Ms.June Lim, Marketing Executive of Monier Sdn Bhd with a quick explanation about their roofing product.

Prof. Ar. Laurence Loh, Deputy President of Badan Warisan Malaysia was invited to be the speaker for the seminar. Ar.Ho Jia Lit introduce Prof. Ar Laurence Loh to all present.Ar. Laurence Loh is one of the international judges with UNESCO and his works have won many of the UNESCO awards etc: The Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion in Penang. On his presentation, the speaker explains what the objective for the UNESCO Awards. There are 11 criteria for the 3 awards categories from UNESCO. The 3 categories are:-

1. Award of Excellent

2. Award of Merit

3. Honorable Mention

UNESCO mandate is to promote the stewardship of the world’s cultural resources, including the built heritage which constitutes our collective cultural memory and the foundation upon which communities can construct their future. On his slide presentation, there are many pictures of heritage buildings that has won awards from UNESCO from many countries.

The seminar ended at 12 noon after the Q& A session.Ar. Ho Jia Lit on behalf of the Chapter thanked the speaker and everyone and also thanked Monier Sdn Bhd for their generous sponsor for the seminar.

Reported by Ar. Ho Jia Lit

January 2021