Sustainability: Rethinking Conventional Construction

18 November 2021 | 10:00am – 1:00pm

Modular construction is a construction process where a structure is constructed off-site before being transported for assembly on site. Using this process, buildings can be produced in “modules” that are then assembled without compromise to design.

During this seminar, we will explore the ways industry practitioners rethink conventional construction and explore an architectural accomplishment by Broad Group China who have used the modular construction process, resulting in the completion of a 10-storey apartment building in one day.

Juliet Jang, Vice President, Broad Group China

Ir. Thoo Hoi Hian, Head of Building & Precast Design, Gamuda Industrial Building System

Dr. Jegathish Kanadasan, Manager, Business and Product Development, YTL Cement Bhd.

Public Realm Landscape Design using Sustainable Concrete Solution in Kuala Lumpur

30 July 2021 | 10:00am – 11:15am

Sustainable concrete solutions play an important role in creating design interventions to ensure environmental sustainability. Pervious concrete is a unique and effective solution to address important environmental issues and improve sustainability in the built environment. During this talk, we will explore the application of pervious concrete in landscape projects and how it plays a fundamental role in sustainable designs.

LAr. Khairul Amin Bin Mirsa Hussain, Assistant Director (Landscape), Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL)

LAr. Dr. Mohd Sallehuddin Mat Noor, Senior Lecturer, Department of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Design and Architecture, Universiti Putra Malaysia.

Dr. Jegathish Kanadasan, Manager, Business and Product Development, YTL Cement Bhd.

Sustainable Concrete Solution for Landscape Design

2 July 2021 | 09:30am – 11:45am

The application of sustainable materials in construction work is presented as a common goal towards long-term environmental sustainability aligned with the national agenda on sustainable construction under the Construction Industry Transformation Program (CITP). In this talk, the speakers will explore the rationality, design management process, technical aspects and maintenance techniques of pervious concrete based on real implementation of projects. The session will also highlight the potential expansion of local authority guidelines or manuals used in designing and constructing with pervious concrete, which could become a best practice for practitioners.

LAr. Teng Pe Yang, Landscape Architect Principal, Permata Green Sdn Bhd

En. Ridza’uddin bin Mohd Radzi, Assistant Director of Engineering, Engineering Department (Road Section) Majlis Bandaraya Ipoh, Perak

Dr. Jegathish Kanadasan, Manager, Business and Product Development, YTL Cement Bhd.

Terrace Transformations in the Tropics

12 June 2021 | 10:00am – 12:00pm

Most terrace houses in Malaysia are dark internally and poorly ventilated. How then, given the constraints of the two party walls, can a mid-terrace house be better lighted and sunlight be brought into the interior while simultaneously excluding solar gain?

During this talk, Professor Robert Powell will discuss about the innovative design of a new generation of climatically appropriate terrace houses for the tropics.

Professor Robert Powell, Architect, City Planner, Author/Editor and Critic.

Concrete – The Tactility of Light and Shadow

28 April 2021 | 10:00am – 11:30am

There is no other material more globally used than concrete in architecture.

But have we fully exploited its potential? How can we contextualise concrete to be more culturally meaningful, yet sensitive to the local climate? In this session, we investigate the relationship between material as a craft and form as a spatial experience.


Ar. Lee Cherng Yih, Founder, Formzero

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