Saturday, 19th October 2019,11:11:10am

Learning To Build, Building To Learn

Date: 08th August 2019, Thursday
Speakers: Prof. Timothy Gray
Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Venue: Dewan President, Level 2 PAM Centre, Jalan Tandok, 59100 Bangsar Kuala Lumpur

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Building Kuala Lumpur

Date: 24th August 2019, Saturday
Speaker: Mariana Isa and Maganjeet Kaur
Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm
Venue: Dewan President (2nd Floor), PAM Centre, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur

Synopsis

Which are Kuala Lumpur's oldest streets? Who made up the backbone of old Kuala Lumpur? How did the various communities develop? ‘Building Kuala Lumpur’ traces the history and urban growth of Kuala Lumpur through its streets and early communities based on data gathered relentlessly by Mariana Isa and Maganjeet Kaur of Heritage Output Lab over the past five years.

The talk aims to assist the audience understand the early morphology of Kuala Lumpur, its unique historic characteristics and the communities that came from afar with little in their pockets but who built Kuala Lumpur into what it is today. The content will be useful for heritage enthusiasts and for those who would like to get to know Kuala Lumpur better.

Speaker Biography

Mariana Isa & Maganjeet Kaur

Mariana Isa and Maganjeet Kaur first met as Museum Volunteers at the National Museum. Keen in the studies of heritage, history and culture of South East Asia, they decided to establish their own research studio, Heritage Output Lab in 2015, working on delivering research content in various forms to the masses, sometimes providing services to organisations and individuals requiring further background for print, audio and film projects. Kuala Lumpur Street Names (2015) and Towns of Malaya (2017 with Dr. Neil Khor) are two of their earliest publications. Familiar with Malaysia’s collections, archives and libraries, they dedicated a year researching and conceiving content for Kuala Lumpur’s Heritage Interpretive Panels, a project dubbed as KL Dulu, commissioned by Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur. After spending more than 5 years researching on places in Malaysia, they are now extending their interest to the early port settlements in South East Asia through their next book entitled Between the Bay of Bengal and the Java Sea (end of 2019).

Maganjeet Kaur has a Master’s degree in Information Technology from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). As an IT professional, she provided consulting services to multi-nationals both in Malaysia and abroad.

Mariana Isa is an architecture graduate, a museum volunteer, and the Assistant Honorary Secretary of ICOMOS Malaysia. She holds a bachelor degree in architecture from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and an Msc. in Conservation of Historic Buildings from University of Bath, United Kingdom.

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Industrialized Building System (IBS)

Date: 20 July 2019, Saturday
Speaker: Dr. Sumarni Ismail
Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm
Venue: Dewan President (2nd Floor), PAM Centre, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur

Synopsis

The Industrialized Building Systems (IBS) Roadmap 2003-2010published by the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) outlines severalwell-thought strategies and aggressive steps to promote the use of IBS in Malaysia. The government is taking the leading role to persuade the construction industry to engage a more systematic approach and methodology in construction. It is a strategic change in the construction industry and the effort started in 1998. Besides the aim to gradually reduce the dependency on foreign labour and saves the country from losing out foreign exchange, IBS provides the opportunity for the players in the construction industry to develop a new image of the construction industry to be at par with other manufacturing industries such as car and electronic industries. With the present conventional methods of construction, the industry is always associated with many unprofessional practices. The adoption of IBS promises to elevate every level of the industry to a new height and image of professionalism. By adopting IBS, efficient, clean, safe, professionally managed and handled by professionals and workers with relevant skills, proper coordination and management, precision, innovative and quality will be appeared as new attributes to be associated with the construction industry

Speaker Biography

Sumarni Ismail is the Founder of Architecture programme for Part 1 and Part II at the Faculty of Design and Architecture, University Putra Malaysia. She is a lecturer at the Department of Architecture and specializes in teaching History of Islamic Architecture, History of South-East Asia and Advance Studio for Part II. She has supervised postgraduate students in the area of not only architecture, but also in socio-culture, arts, urban, sustainable design and Industrialized Building System (IBS).

Sumarni holds a PhD in the area of Conservation Management focusing on the Management of Cultural Property at the World Heritage Site in Malaysia from the University of Malaya, Master of Architecture degree from SCI-Arch, California, and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from University of Texas, USA. Upon completion of her studies, she was attached to Kumpulan Senireka Sdn Bhd for five years as an Architect, and was responsible for the development of a new township at Jalan Meru, Klang. She has a wide range of experience ranging from designing to project management of high-rise and commercial buildings, housing, and institutional building projects.

Sumarni is a graduate member (Architect) of LAM since 1995 and a member of Concrete Society of Malaysia (CSM) since 2010. She is also an Expert Committee Member of IBS and is an appointed trainer for Modular Coordination/IBS by the Construction Industry Development Board of Malaysia since 1998. She is an Advisor and Research Consultant for Yayasan Ikhlas (2015) and as Secretary 1 for Kelab Kebajikan Wanita Yayasan Ikhlas.

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