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A Case Study in Building using Recycled Timber

20 May 2017, Saturday
Speaker: Ar. Azman Zainal Md. Nor
Venue: Dewan Presiden, Level 2, PAM Centre, 99L Jalan Tandok, 59100 Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur
Time: 9:00 am – 12:30pm


Malaysia once had a great timber culture. Endowed with rich and diverse forest resources, timber was used widely and intensively. Timber was used for household utensils, houses and palaces as well ship building. Ironically today, the timber industry here is suffering from a crisis of confidence. It is confronted with many perception problems such as deforestation, supply, durability, expensive, fire and termites. Client confidence and all round knowledge on timber is lacking mainly due to the decline in timber construction works after the 80’s. Consequently this trend also did not encourage further research and innovations in timber technology in the country.

Building in recycled timber is a re-learning process in timber design and construction. Lessons learnt from the entire process from procuring the timber, processing and to building will be shared in this paper. Timber lends itself well to recycling. It is easy to work with and requires less energy than steel to process. Fortunately, well-built timber buildings of the 50s and 60s provided source for good quality timber.


Azman Zainal Md. Nor is currently the principal of Arkitek Azman Zainal. Connection to the human condition is one of the main pursuits of his work as well as the issue of local identity and use of crafts and natural materials such as timber and stone. His firm is also involved with restoration and conservation of historical buildings.

He was one of the founding directors of Das Azman Architect Sdn Bhd where he practiced from 1992 to 2010. Upon graduating from Deakin University, Australia, he served with the government of Malaysia in the Jabatan Kerja Raya specialising in Medical and Health Facility Design for a period of 7 years.

When he was in JKR, he was involved in the Master Planning of Universiti Utara Malaysia and Universiti Islam Antarabangsa and the design of UKM Teaching Hospital.

At Das Azman Architect he was involved with the Putrajaya Government Office Complex Parcel C and the Prince Court Medical Centre.

He also teaches part-time at various public and private universities. Currently he is teaching part-time at Lim Kok Wing University of Creative Technology.

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Investigate The Architecture

17 May 2017, Wednesday
Speaker: Luigi Filetici
Venue: Black Box, Level G2-01, Block A5, No 1,, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Time: 7:45pm- 9:30pm

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IMPORTANT : This is free seminar. Privilege utilization is not applicable

PAM Contract 2006, Past-Present-Future

13 May 2017, Saturday
Speaker: Ar. Joseph Tan Meng Hooi
Venue: Dewan Presiden, Level 2, PAM Centre, 99L Jalan Tandok, Bangsar 59100, Kuala Lumpur
Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm

Speaker Biography

A graduate of the Bartlett School of Architecture & Planning, University College London, he has worked in the United Kingdom and Malaysia over the past 28 years.

He has been in private practice for over 20 years in Kuala Lumpur, working mainly on housing in the private sector with projects ranging from minor renovations to high-rise apartments.

The speaker has no particular affection for Building Contracts but views them as essential tools in the exercise of the Architect's profession and is still puzzled by the high level of ignorance of the PAM Form within the Building Industry.


Most standard forms of Contract evolve over time to suit the changing circumstances they find themselves in and the PAM Form of Contract is no different. Its evolution from previous forms is already well documented and that it will in turn, evolve again in the future is not in doubt.

This paper is divided into 2 parts.

The first part is not a historical discourse into the antecedents of the current 2006 Form of Contract but instead, attempts to look into salient differences between the current and preceeding form.

The second and final part will try and look into possible areas in which the current Form may need to be revised or updated.”

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