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Symbol of progress and dynamism

THE Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS) Headquarters in Shah Alam is without a doubt one of the world’s most sustainable commercial office buildings.

And winning the FIABCI World Prix d’Excellence Award 2019 in the Office Category is a further testament of its commitment to sustainability and energy efficiency.

The Star Online

Read more May 31

PNB Project 1194 to be completed after 13-year delay

WHEN completed in 2021, the redeveloped former Malaysian Airline System Bhd (MAS) headquarters in Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, will comprise a 35-storey office block and 50-storey hotel, and be linked by an elevated walkway to the Kenanga building across the road.

To unlock the full value of the RM1 billion redevelopment, which is about 45% completed, project owner Permodalan Nasional Bhd also plans to extend the walkway to the KLCC-Pavilion link bridge.

The Edge Market

Read more May 28

Looking to the future of building

THE International Architecture, Interior Design and Building Exhibition (Archidex) is back for its 20th edition, promising to be the largest so far with a 20% increase in exhibition space.

Archidex 2019 will be held from July 3 to 6 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

The Star Online

Read more May 27

PUJA holds talk on regional collaboration, green incentives

THE Institution of Surveyors, Engineers and Architects (PUJA) Brunei organised a continuous professional development talk on regional collaborative opportunities and green incentives at Betabur Hall, Ministry of Development building yesterday.

Over 60 PUJA Brunei and other stakeholders in the construction industry attend the event conducted by two speakers from the Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors (PAQS).

Borneo Bulletin Online

Read more May 4

Penang sets up climate change plan

GEORGE TOWN: Despite managing its water resources effectively, Penang is facing serious challenges where water security is concerned

The state is said to be vulnerable to climate change with the average temperature in urban areas predicted to rise by 1.5% by 2030.

Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said as such, Penang has taken the lead by developing Malaysia’s first climate adaptation plan with initiatives on cooling urban areas.

The Star Online

Read more April 28

Chowrasta: Penang oldest market a crowd puller

GEORGE TOWN: If Perak is proud of its iconic Taiping market, Penang can look to its Chowrasta market that boasts as rich a tradition.

The oldest market in Penang, its history can be dated back to the Indian street vendors of the mid-19th century.

New Straits Times

Read more April 19

HSL secures RM300 million bridge contract in Mukah

KUCHING: Hock Seng Lee Bhd (HSL) has won a contract via open tendering from the Sarawak Government for the proposed construction of the Batang Paloh Bridge in Mukah, Sarawak.

Borneo Post Online

Read more April 18

Shell Malaysia first to have green retail fuels stations in Asia Pacific

KUCHING: Shell Malaysia yesterday achieved another milestone in its ambition for a greener future by being the first in Asia Pacific's retail fuel industry to be awarded the Green Building Index (GBI) Certification.

Two of its stations, Shell Damansara Jaya and Shell Taman Connaught are now recognised as 'green buildings'.

Borneo Post Online

Read more April 4

Dua stesen minyak Shell diiktiraf sebagai 'Bangunan Hijau'

Shell Malaysia telah mencatatkan satu lagi sejarah dengan menjadi industri peruncitan bahan api Asia Pasifik pertama yang menerima anugerah Persijilan Indeks Bangunan Hijau (GBI) semalam. Dua stesen miliknya, Shell Damansara Jaya dan Shell Taman Connaught kini diiktiraf sebagai 'bangunan hijau'.

Dengan pengenalan kategori baharu Peruncitan Bahan Api dalam Indeks Bangunan Hijau, penarafan hijau Malaysia bakal menggalakkan pembinaan dan bangunan mampan, ia sekaligus membuka jalan bagi dunia bahan api untuk memperkenalkan lebih banyak penyelesaian mesra alam di stesennya.


Read more April 3

Celebrating the sixth anniversary of Pope Francis' pontificate

A dinner reception to mark the sixth anniversary of His Holiness Pope Francis was held at the Vatican Nunciature (Vatican Embassy), March 13.

Representing the Malaysian government was the Honourable Sim Tze Tzin, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry of Malaysia who proposed a toast to His Holiness Pope Francis, followed by the playing of the Pontifical Anthem.

Herald Malaysia Online

Read more March 22

Green Building Index course to bring green knowledge to Sarawak

KUCHING: The first Sarawak Green Building Index course will be held at the CIDB Convention Centre Sarawak from tomorrow until Saturday (March 7-9).

Organised by Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia Sarawak Chapter (PAMSC) and the Malaysia Green Building Confederation (MGBC), the course is in support of Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg's green initiatives.

Borneo Post Online

Read more March 6

25 amazing homes in Malaysia that embrace nature

The words "open to sky" may need a bit of explanation but once you flip through the pages of The Tropical Malaysian House, the concept becomes much clearer. More importantly, it is one of the key characteristics that define the 25 Malaysian tropical houses featured in the book.

Written by Prof Robert Powell, the book which was launched last month, highlights some of the most innovative residential projects by architects and designers in Malaysia that were completed between 2009 and 2018.

The Star Online

Read more February 25
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