Sunday, 19th November 2017,8:55:41pm

UBBL By-Law 38A 2012 : The Requirements and Impact on Architects

Date: 7th October 2017
Speaker : Ar. Chan Seong Aun
Time: 9:00 am – 12:30pm
Venue: Dewan Presiden, Level 2 PAM Centre, Jalan Tandok, 59100 Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur

By-law 38A was introduced into the UBBL Uniform Building By-law in 2012. Although it has been five years since its introduction, not may Architects are fully aware of its requirements and how to take full advantage of it. Even less aware are Local authorities as only a handful of states have gazette it into their by-laws and even less are implementing the by-law.

This CPD seeks to outline the requirements and how its proper implementation leads to cooler, brighter and healthier living and working environments for Malaysian homes and work places. The requirements of by-law 38A are contained in greater detail in the Malaysian Standard MS 1525. The CPD will outline different ways architects can better understand how to apply the standard to reduce the amount of heat entering into their buildings through design of fabric, mass, orientation and material specification.

Although MS 1525 requires a certain amount of basic calculations, which most architects dislike, it is a very useful design tool that allows the architect to check if his/her design is letting in too much heat through its fabric. It confirms the intuitive process through which most architects design and introduces some basic Science back into the design process. Also discuss will be the soon to be launched Malaysian Standard equivalent to MS 1525 for Residential Buildings. The many design tools available to support by- law 38A and MS 1525 will also be discussed to equip Architects to better meet the challenges to design more sustainable architecture for the future.

Ar Chan Seong Aun is currently the Director of Arkitek Daya Seni Sdn Bhd, a company established in 1985. His initial interest in Low Energy Architecture started in the early 1980s when he was offered a grant to carry out research on the energy requirements of New Zealand schools which led to his submitting a thesis for his Master of Architecture.

He was the PAM representative on the SIRIM Working Committee which updated MS1525:2001 to its latest 2007 version.

He graduated with a B Arch (Hons) and M Arch (Distinction) from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He has represented PAM in various committees in KPKT, KTAK and SIRIM. He has been a PAM Council member from 2004 to 2008.

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