July 2019

June 2019

Dear developers, you can build ‘healthy’ buildings

More people are clamouring for good air outside but what about indoors? The air in your home or office could be slowly killing you without you knowing it simply because they could be odourless and invisible. There are many ways one could ensure good indoor air quality and as prevention is better than cure, managing director and editor-in-chief Au...

Sunway Property bags two awards

KUALA LUMPUR: Sunway Property, the property arm of Sunway Group, has bagged two awards for its excellence in the real estate industry. Its township Sunway City KL was the only township honoured at the Malaysia Green Building Council’s (MGBC) “Top 10 Green Buildings of the Decade Awards” during a ceremony held on Saturday, in conjunction with MGBC’s 10th anniversary. Read more

The next property trend: Building for wellness

KUALA LUMPUR (June 26): The next building and property development trend will be to build for wellness of its inhabitants, said immediate past president of Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM) Ezumi Harzani and chairman of the Green Building Index Sdn Bhd. In his presentation entitled "Designing for 'Wellness': Fact versus Fallacies" at the Talk on Building for Wellness 2019" organised...

May 2019

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. Read more

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...

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). Read more