August 2020

AIMS starts construction of Tier III flagship data center in Cyberjaya

July 6, 2020 AIMS Data Centre announced on 3 July that they have begun construction on a new Tier III purpose-built data center facility in Cyberjaya. Named AIMS @ Cyberjaya, the facility will serve as AIMS’ flagship data center facility, in addition to Menara AIMS that is located in Kuala Lumpur. “AIMS @ Cyberjaya will enhance the already symbiotic ecosystem that...

June 2020

Buildings going ‘green’ to mitigate global warming

April 26, 2020 HSL Tower is aiming for GBI certification. WHILE the world today is battling environmental issues such as global warming and climate change, some are thinking about playing a role to mitigate the greenhouse effect that is heating up the planet. Some studies show climate change is precipitated by the energy-choices people make, resulting in the depletion of the ozone,...

May 2020

Sustainability still far from people’s minds

March 20, 2020 When buying a new property, people often consider the price, the condition of the property, the views it offers and so on, but seldom do they ask whether the property is ‘green’ or even energy-efficient. According to the Malaysia Institute of Architects or Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia’s (PAM) Green Building Index (GBI), green buildings are defined as those that...

Ignore innovation at builders own peril

February 8, 2020 @ 12:01am LETTERS: Industry 4.0 is a much-talked-about buzzword, referring to the Fourth Industrial Revolution. It comprises growing trends in technology such as robots, cloud computing, the Internet of Things, 3D printing, system integration, cybersecurity, augmented reality, automation, simulation and artificial intelligence (AI). The construction industry is starting to see the impact of Industry 4.0, with new technologies pushing for...

Symphony Square 80% leased out

March 20, 2020 About 80% of office tower Symphony Square has been taken up since developer Symphony Life Bhd obtained the certificate of completion and compliance for the building in 1Q2019, says the company’s chief operating officer Stewart Tew. A 75:25 joint-venture project between Symphony Life and landowner Al-Ambia Sdn Bhd, the 20-storey corporate office tower sits on a 1.87-acre leasehold...

April 2020

March 2020

Resorting to green measures

IF there is any sign that the demand for green buildings is on the rise, it the fact that leading green rating agency Green Building Index Malaysia Sdn Bhd(GBI) has expanded its scope of rating tools to now include sustainable tourism management in Malaysia. Read more