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As our magazine grows to become more of a regional publication, we will be bringing you even more news from around the region and beyond. e biggest change in Malaysia was the implementation of Goods
and Services Tax on 1 April 2015 which impacted on property prices, raising costs by up to 2.6 per cent. As an oil-exporter, it is likely to see slower growth due to low oil prices and GST dampening private consumption.
Singapore will continue to see property prices falling due to government cooling measures while both Indonesia and Philippines are expected to show strong growth even as China slows its pace to 6.7 per cent growth (World
Bank). Overall, growth outlook for the region is expected to hover at 6.4 per cent for 2015 (Asian Development Bank).
As we approach the second quarter of 2015, we will continue to work even harder to ensure that our magazine reaches a wider audience as we explore the various distribution channels for the electronic version of our magazine
– more on these will be announced in later issues.
Meanwhile in this issue, we highlight projects like the futuristic development called Harbour City in the historic city of Melaka (front cover feature); Sherwood Kinrara South residential project in Selangor; Epic Suites also in
Selangor; and developer SP Setia’s new corporate headquarters in Shah Alam.
In our features section, we report on Malaysian Timber Industry Board’s initiative to promote Malaysian-designed furniture; and market reports from some of the expert analysts like WTW and REHDA. Elsewhere in the magazine,
we bring you a roundup on market news and updates on products and services while in the Design Feature section, you can read about some of the exciting designs from US and Canada.
If you have suggestions to oer or events that you would like us to cover, please feel free to drop us a note.

PUBLISHERB & I Worldwide Sdn BhdEDITOREric TanADVERTISINGJosephine LimEDITORIAL CONSULTANTSChandra PerumalPete WongRESEARCH & ADMINISTRATIONJennifer LauMohamad Azhar KasimCIRCULATIONTan Wee AikRonald Foowww.b-i.bizHONORARY ADVISORSDatuk Merlyn KasimirDato’ Dr Ken YeangAr Tan Pei IngAr Chan Seong AunOFFICESuite 201, Block AMentari Business ParkJalan PJS 8/5, Bandar Sunway46150 Petaling Jaya, MalaysiaTel: +603 5631 9395 (Hunting line)Fax: +603 5611 7838E-mail: b-i@b-i.bizPRINTERSuperior Press Sdn BhdLot 2063A Jalan Kusta Sungai BulohKawasan Industri Taman Jaya47000 Sungai BuluhSelangor Darul EhsanENDORSED/SUPPORTED BYConstruction Industry Development Board(CIDB)Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM)Architects Regional Council of Asia (ARCASIA)Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers (MIID)Building Materials Distributors Association ofMalaysia (BMDAM)Malaysian Green Building Confederation(MGBC)Malaysia External Trade DevelopmentCorporation (MATRADE)EDITOR’SNOTEAs our magazine grows to become more ofa regional publication, we will be bringingyou even more news from around the regionand beyond. The biggest change in Malaysia was the implementation of Goodsand Services Tax on 1 April 2015 which impacted on property prices, raisingcosts by up to 2.6 per cent. As an oil-exporter, it is likely to see slower growthdue to low oil prices and GST dampening private consumption.Singapore will continue to see property prices falling due to governmentcooling measures while both Indonesia and Philippines are expected to showstrong growth even as China slows its pace to 6.7 per cent growth (WorldBank). Overall, growth outlook for the region is expected to hover at 6.4 percent for 2015 (Asian Development Bank).As we approach the second quarter of 2015, we will continue to work evenharder to ensure that our magazine reaches a wider audience as we explorethe various distribution channels for the electronic version of our magazine– more on these will be announced in later issues.Meanwhile in this issue, we highlight projects like the futuristic developmentcalled Harbour City in the historic city of Melaka (front cover feature);Sherwood Kinrara South residential project in Selangor; Epic Suites also inSelangor; and developer SP Setia’s new corporate headquarters in Shah Alam.In our features section, we report on Malaysian Timber Industry Board’sinitiative to promote Malaysian-designed furniture; and market reports fromsome of the expert analysts like WTW and REHDA. Elsewhere in the magazine,we bring you a roundup on market news and updates on products andservices while in the Design Feature section, you can read about some of theexciting designs from US and Canada.If you have suggestions to offer or events that you would like us to cover,please feel free to drop us a note.ERIC TAN, EDITORb-i@b-i.bizThis magazine and its contents are provided “as is” and “as available”, without warranty of any kind, implied,express or statutory. The Publisher does not warrant the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of the contentsand expressly disclaims liability for errors or omissions in the contents. The content available in the magazineand its website represents the opinions and judgments of the respective information provider.4 Building & Investment |

contentsMAR-APR2015610PROJECT HIGHLIGHT6 Harbour City, Melaka10 Sherwood Kinrara South, Selangor14 Epic Suites at BP New town, Puchong16 SP Setia Corporate HQ, Shah AlamSPECIAL FEATURE22 WTW Property Market Report 201524 REHDA Property Survey 2H 20141652264670NEWS & EVENTS26 Terreal building beauty with new logo28 Tropicana unveils The Residences30 Bentley CONNECT Edition – newgeneraton of BIM software32 GEBT 2015: Strong feedback from leadingbrands36 MTIB sends local designers to iSaloni38 Twin milestones for Acmar’s D’RapportResidences40 Lemay expands to better serve clientsaround the world42 London grows amid population boom44 Topping out of 30 Park Place in New York46 World Festival of Interiors events comingto Singapore47 Publisher releases year book ‘Espana 201548 IGEM 2015 Powers the Green Economy49 New X-Glass LED boosts digital advertising50 SIRIM QAS and GreenRE form alliancePRODUCTS & SERVICES52 Beckhoff: Optimum climate in thecleanroon54 Jotun launches Global Colour Trends 201556 BACFREE @ SP Setia Corporate HQ58 Realcolor® Thermoshield Cool Roof SystemDESIGN FEATURE62 Holy Cross Residence, Montreal66 A2DESIGN: Cité Cosmo, Quebec68 Lightemotion breathes life into retail space70 Boston’s tallest residential building72 Baccarat Hotel & Residences New YorkREGULARS74 B & I Reports86 Exhibitions & Conferences88 Advertisers’ IndexBuilding & Investment | 5

Project HighlightAerial view of Harbour City.Coming soon: a marine-themeddevelopment called Harbour CityHatten Group kickstarts 2015 with ambitious plans to build six-acre mixed developmentnear the historic city of Melaka to be completed by 2018.HATTEN GROUP kick-started the new yearwith excitement as they announced plans todevelop Harbour City on 17 January 2015.The six-acre marine-themed mixed-usedevelopment is located on an island just offthe historic city of Melaka.Harbour City is conceptualised as aself-sustaining, fully incorporated “city ofamusement” which infuses three vibrantelements – retail, theme park and hotel– to cater to every element of leisure,entertainment and relaxation.The leisure component will be fulfilledby a shopping mall across six floors with fivefloors dedicated to a vast indoor and outdoorwater theme park. Within the developmentare plans for three hotels – the developer’svery own Hatten Resort Hotel, a thematichotel and an international chain hotel.The most outstanding feature of theproject will be its marine design elementand interior concept. Inspired by Melaka’srenowned heritage as a major maritime hub,the external view of the project will be shapedlike a cruise ship with the bottom deck formedby the retail platforms of Harbour City Mall.Each shopping floor will be designed toreflect life on different oceanic levels risingfrom “The Trenches” (Lower Ground Floor)up to the “Coastal Layer” (Level 4). Withplans for over 800 stores, the tenant list willbe a vibrant mix of international retail brands,lifestyle stores and a vast F&B zone offeringleisure and a unique underwater ambience toentice shoppers.The mid-section of Harbour City willconsist of a 780-room cruise ship-themedhotel. Offering an immersive seafarerambience, each room will be designed tolook like a ship’s cabin complete with bunkbeds, porthole windows and nautical-themedinteriors. With 14 suite layouts ranging insizes from 365 sq ft to 1,267 sq ft, the thematichotel is envisioned as an extension of the funand adventure of the island setting.Another highlight of Harbour City will bea massive 500,000 sq ft theme park podiumwhich extends across five floors – with anallocated RM200 million budget for thiscomponent alone. The indoor and outdoortheme park, which will be called the OceanKingdom Water Theme Park, will be designedand built by the world renowned SandersonGroup, acclaimed thematic developers famedfor their work on the Warner Brother’sMovie World theme park in Australia. Theirdevelopments can also be found in HongKong, China, Macau and India. Harbour City,Melaka in Malaysia will be their latest featherin the cap.Catering not just for kids, thecomprehensive entertainment arena willattract thrill-seekers with the love forextreme sports and adrenaline-pumpingentertainment. This element alone is expectedto attract more than 1.5 million additional6 Building & Investment |

Project HighlightOutdoor view of Harbour City.Marine-themed hotel rooms that resembles a ship’s cabin.tourists annually to Melaka.Meanwhile, the ends of the ‘ship’ giverise to the two premium hotel towers - the500-room Hatten Resort Hotel and the 250-room international tower which will feature ahotel built and managed in collaboration withHyatt Group of Hospitality. The entry of theinternational hotel will create a higher placingfor all hospitality ventures in the vicinity whileoffering top world-class accommodation forguests. The Hatten Resort Hotel will offerstunning sky villas to maximise views of thebeach.“As a world-class leisure and entertainmentdevelopment on Pulau Melaka, HarbourCity is ahead of the wave of developmentsmushrooming in the area,” said Colin Tan,Hatten Group’s group managing director.“With over RM800 million invested in thisproject, Harbour City will open up a wealth ofasset opportunities for investors. It is alreadyearmarked as one of the most eagerly awaitedand highly valued global holiday destinationsin the South East Asia region,” Tan adds.The developer, Hatten Group, has its rootsin Singapore but has since grown to firmlyestablish a stronghold in the historic city ofMelaka, famous as a Unesco world heritagesite.Sanderson Group is an Australiancompany with 25 years’ experience in creatingtheme park attractions. The constructionof the project will be handled by GuoduBuilding & Investment | 7

Project HighlightRetail area with an underwater theme.Shopping mall frontage.Hotel lobby with marine theme.Construction, a company founded in 1997.Harbour City is a 99-year leaseholdproperty with expected date of completion in2018. The architect is CHY Architects whileM&E work will be handled by GreatiansEngineering and structural engineering workby Reliacons. Amusement park with water games.More information at Building & Investment |

Project Highlight10 Building & Investment | www.b-i.bizSherwood Kinrara Southoffers hilltop living with a viewIJM Land’s latest bungalow units combine high-end living withhigh altitude greenery reminiscent of a European countryside.IJM LAND’S latest project offers high-endliving in a literal sense – on a hilltop at 450feet above sea level. Although not exactly thehighlands, you can still enjoy a commandingview of the surroundings especially theadjacent Ayer Hitam Forest Reserve.The Sherwood Kinrara South projectin Puchong, Selangor comprises 27 unitsof 3½-storey bungalows in a low-densitydevelopment of only five units per acre across3.91 acres of land. The bungalows comewith 5+1 bedroom and seven-bathroomconfigurations in three different layouts andsizes – 5,602; 5,483; and 5,418 sq ft – withprices starting from RM2.9 million. Thebungalows are already completed and readyfor buyers to move in.“Sherwood appeals to discerning homebuyers with a taste for distinctive eco-livingin contemporary homes with a highlandenvironment and amid a forest reserve,” saidDato’ Soam Heng Choon, IJM Land’s chiefexecutive officer and managing directorduring a media launch.The landscaping around the developmenthas been brought to life with the utmostattention to detail utilising a generous portionof the total development for nature includinggreen linkages, pocket parks, linear andterrace gardens. Sherwood offers Europeaninspiredlandscapes most notably witheight-metre-high pine trees, often cultivatedas ornamental trees in Europe, to provide alovely green conifer foliage to the entire area.This is unique to Sherwood, whichevokes the feel of the highlands. Withinthe gardens and parks, residents will findsurprising landscape elements to interactwith, such as natural reflexology paths,children’s playgrounds and a par course;with up to seven types of different outdoorgym equipment, to inspire healthy living,community engagement and communingwith nature.Beautiful avant-garde sculptures adornthe grounds, including a bird and cagesculpture in the middle of a roundabout,designed as a compass to connect fourjunctions.Even the guardhouse is not spared anyView of the exclusive clubhouse.expense, with a feature-roof shaped likeeagle wings from black and bold stainlesssteel, supported by a crystalline cage guardhouse, making it a bold grand entrance to theSherwood enclave. The guardhouse is just oneof the many inspirations that define Sherwoodas a luxury development.The entire community is gated, withadequate garden landscape lightingthroughout and guarded 24/7 by guardpatrols. It is connected to each of the homeswith a ‘panic button’ in the living room.The boom gate utilises Raintec technologywhich can sense the access card sensors eventhrough tinted vehicle windows.Landscape security was designed intothe usage and arrangements of planting, suchas hedges between pedestrian and vehiclespaths, slope protection treatment, soft scapescreening and the use of pine trees as windbreakers.The resident-only Cresta Clubhouseis situated on the highest point of the hilland provides a majestic view overlookingPuchong and Subang area. It offers exclusivelifestyle facilities such as infinity swimming

Project HighlightEnjoying the view from the balcony deck.Outdoor gymnasium that encourages residents to exercise outdoors.Bird’s eye view of Sherwood project.pool, gymnasium, sauna and a multi-purposefunction hall for residents to host privateevents.Sherwood is located within minutes’ driveto amenities such as retail malls (IOI, Giantand Tesco), eateries, schools, medical centresand banks.“The very nature of the development thatseamlessly integrates cutting edge design withnature creates a harmony between the housesand their surroundings,” said Leong Yew Kooiof GSD Architect, the concept architect forSherwood.The Sherwood bungalows encapsulatea true designer house concept with itsdesign versatility and convertible spacesblending landscape, design blueprint andfacilities to create a safe, serene and lavishliving environment. Using wide glass panels,Sherwood offers bright and airy housesfavouring natural light with a very modernapproach. Solid timber flooring for secondand third floors adds to the luxurious feel ofthe houses. The master suite on the topmostfloor features a private lounge, a luxuriousroom, an al fresco shower which is a featuremore commonly found in luxury resorts andspas, and a spacious roof terrace that offersscenic surroundings from the privacy of thebedroom. The configuration of the lowestlevel allows it to be converted into a multifunctionspace for entertainment, recreationalBuilding & Investment | 11

Project HighlightViewing deck which allows residents to enjoy the surroundings.Impressive entrance to the Sherwood residential enclave.activities or family time; or to be used as aguest room or a separate studio unit with itsown entrance.Other special features include solar waterheaters, alarm systems and even a privatelift. The addition of a lift not only elevatesthe status of a Sherwood home but alsooffers convenience to senior occupants –underlining the developer’s thoughtfulnessfor multi-generation living under one roof.“The verdant enclave of Sherwoodwelcomes both residents and visitors alike toconnect with nature’s beauty – the flora andthe fauna,” said Hansen Koh of VL Design,landscape architect for the project.The Sherwood project is on 99-yearleasehold land and the gross developmentvalue is estimated at RM95 million. Attention to details extends from the access roads right up to the units.More information at www.ijmland.com12 Building & Investment |

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Project HighlightAerial view of Epic Suites (Artist impression).Epic Suites at Bukit Puchong launchessecond tower blockGood response at preview of freehold serviced apartments by Bukit Hitam Development Sdn Bhd.Facade Lobby (Artist impression).THERE’S A NEW address in the nexusof retail and commercial development ofPuchong that is drawing a lot of publicinterest, with a reported take-up rate of 30%at the launch of Tower B and Tower A beingsold out. Set on 2.3 acres of prime land inBukit Puchong, Epic Suites is a freeholdhigh-rise of two 21-storey blocks of servicedapartment by Bukit Hitam DevelopmentSdn Bhd featuring contemporary layoutsand designs with well-planned landscapeand a host of modern conveniences. ViaJalan Puchong, Epic Suites is accessible toLebuhraya Damansara-Puchong (LDP) andSouth Klang Valley Expressway (SKVE) withTesco Bukit Puchong, Avenue Puchong andAEON Big Puchong Utama within walkingdistance, not to mention retail and serviceoutlets, restaurants, banks, clinics and petrol14 Building & Investment |

Project HighlightParking aerial (Artist impression).Pool (Artist impression).Gymnasium (Artist impression).stations in its proximity.Flanked by lush tropical greenery at the edge of a bustling citycentre, Epic Suites offers an urban lifestyle that is both luxuriousand of low density, with just 300 units for the taking. Catering to thespace requirements of the individual or family, nine design layoutsare available consisting of 1 to 3 bedrooms and built-up areas rangingfrom 624 to 2,475 sq ft.Facilities and AmenitiesAt Epic Suites, be it social, sports or recreational, there is somethingfor everyone in the array of in-house facilities, namely, an infinitypool and poolside sitting pit, a fully equipped gymnasium, gamesroom, library, sky lounge and, serving as a spot for events andgatherings, a multi-purpose area. For the little ones, added featuresare a nursery, children’s playground, wading pool and kindergarten.Also, located on the grounds are a convenience store for sundries, alandscaped garden complete with water features and more. Further,six levels of car parking per tower provide ample space to meet theneeds of residents whereas for their wellbeing and peace of mind,there is three-tier security on a 24-hour basis, with card access toentrance guardhouse, private lobby and basement car park.Buyers eagerly waiting to sign on the dotted line.Future developmentHaving maintained a low-profile over the last two years to finetuneits masterplan for the Bukit Puchong township, Bukit HitamDevelopment has now ramped up its thrust in the area with thelaunch of Epic Suites, amongst other up-and-coming developmentswithin the vicinity.The current population of 25,000 residents, which is expectedto increase to 60,000 in five years, can look forward to upcomingdevelopments including a sports complex and the Taylor’sInternational School which will provide education from pre-schoolto secondary level. These developments will contribute to theconversion of the Bukit Puchong area into a lifestyle hub. Building & Investment | 15

Project HighlightThe iconic rear facade of the building. Photo by Khan.SP Setia’s new corporate headquartersnow an iconic landmark at Setia AlamArchitect firm Archicentre creates excitement with its refreshing designthat emulates nature and meets international green standards.Grand staircase from the sales gallery. Photo by Khan.16 Building & Investment | www.b-i.bizSP SETIA’S CORPORATE headquarters,located at Setia Alam (Shah Alam, Selangor),was conceptualised with ‘visions of nature’ inmind – with sustainable features and designthat mimics the mangrove ecosystem thatis both adaptable and sensitive to climacticchange. Around the premises, one can findtowering columns and waterfall features thatreflect the power and beauty of nature.The corporate HQ comprise a fourstoreyand an eight-storey office block withbasement carpark spread across 12,142 sqmetres of land with total built-up space of30,700 sq metres.The client had in mind a very formaldesign approach to emphasise the company’ssocial commitment to Malaysia’s nationaldevelopment. The building was designedfollowing strict green building standards andincorporating high performance features toreflect SP Setia’s ability to co-exist positivelywith the environment.Nine columns rising 40 metres highlift the building like a parasol into the sky,translating classical Greek architectural styleinto a Malaysian context. A large, shallowwater body at the ground level makes thebuilding look almost like it is floating, whilealso reflecting the importance of rain in thispart of the world.The facades facing north, east and southcomprise double glazed curtain walls with fullheight glass to allow for optimal daylightpenetration with minimal solar heat gainand glare while the west-facing facade isa reinforced concrete wall with minimalopenings. Building services are located on thewestern facade to minimise heat gain, thusreducing dependance on mechanical cooling.The roofs of the tower and annexebuilding are covered with turf and landscapedto help reduce solar heat gain. Covering morethan 25 per cent of the rooftops, the roofgarden also provides staffs with a beautifulview as well as a break-out space to chill out.Over at the annexe building, the roof gardendoubles as a multi-function space for cocktailand dinner parties.Power conservation is also high on the listof priorities. During design stage simulations,power usage was recorded at 96.242 kW/m 2 /year, which places it among the very fewbuildings in the country that is below 100kW/m 2 /year.

Project HighlightSales gallery. Photo by Khan.Artificial turfing on the roof. Photo by Khan.Collonade. Photo by Khan.The use of sustainable materialsthroughout the building was also arequirement. Low VOC paint, wallpaper,adhesive and carpets were used extensivelyand where possible, furniture were salvagedfrom the old office to be re-used.Dry wall partitions are asbestos freeand CO 2 gas emission friendly, helping tomaintain good air circulation and providesound insulation.An auto sensor controls lighting alongthe perimeter zone while photocell sensorsoperate in tandem with daylight. When thebuilding occupants turn on the light switch,the sensor-fitted lights will turn on only if thelighting level is less than 150 lux.General open plan workstations with clearglass panel partitions allow unobstructedviews across open space while external viewsare shared by all. This also helps cut downdependence on artificial lighting.Around 27 per cent of the total net floorarea (NFA) is controlled by motion sensorswhich are provided in toilets, lift lobbies,pantries, meeting rooms, individual officeand other areas.Renewable energy generated through 55kWPV photovoltaic panel makes up to twoper cent of total energy consumption. Threeunits of solar water heaters are installed onthe tower rooftop to provide hot water forshowers and domestic use.Advanced air filters are used at the mainfresh air intake for a cleaner and healthierindoor environment. These electronic airBuilding & Investment | 17

Project HighlightSales counter staircase. Photo by Khan.Raw concrete columns juxtaposed against rich interiorsand on a shallow water body. Photo by H Lin Ho.Night view of collonade & grand staircase. Photo by H Lin Ho.cleaners known as two-state electrostaticprecipitators are installed in all AHU toremove airborne particulates, dust, smoke,pollen, spores, bacteria and mould fromindoor air.The landscape is designed to besustainable. Rainwater is harvested andrecycled for use in the water features, towater the plants and for general washing andflushing of toilets.At the car park, there is a provision forcharging of green vehicles and for bicycles.A pedestrian bridge connects to the adjacentSetia City Mall and transportation hub toencourage walking.The architect for the project is ArchiCentreSdn Bhd working in collaboration withShatotto.ABOUT SP SETIAAlthough incorporated in 1974 as aconstruction company, the SP Setia storyreally began in 1996 when they shifted theircore business to property development withtheir their first project being the 700-acrePusat Bandar Puchong (Puchong TownCentre). The company is now well-establishedthroughout Malaysia and abroad in Vietnam,Australia and Singapore, with China as anupcoming potential. CREDIT LISTINGCLIENT: Bandar Setia Alam Sdn BhdARCHITECT: ArchiCentre Sdn BhdCOLLABORATING ARCHITECT : ShatottoC&S ENGINEERS : Tylin International Sdn BhdM&E ENGINEERS : SSP (M&M) Sdn BhdQUANTITY SURVEYOR : Baharuddin Ali & Low Sdn BhdINTERIOR DESIGNER : Artwork Interiors Sdn BhdLANDSCAPE ARCHITECT : LandArc AssociatesSUPPLIERS:Bacteria Free Water Engineering (M) Sdn BhdNiro Ceramic Sales & Services (M) Sdn BhdMore information at Building & Investment |

Special FeatureWTW Property Market Report 2015In a recent survey on the Malaysian property market, CH Williams, Talhar & Wong reports that2015 is expected to be “cautious with slower take-up rate and occupancy”.LOOKING GOOD FOR most part of 2014, the economy was“unsettling” towards the end when crude oil prices plummeted(by more than 50% from 2014 levels) and the Malaysian Ringgitweakened. With a view to strengthen economic resilience in thischanged scenario, it was inevitable that Budget 2015 policies,tabled earlier in October of the preceding year, be reviewed andrevised. Against this backdrop, Bank Negara Malaysia forecast, on11 March 2015, that the economy is expected to ease in 2015 by upto 1.5 percentage points (down from 6.0% in 2014) for a projectedgrowth of “between 4.5% and 5.5% on the back of growing domesticdemand” while “export growth is also expected to slow amid lowercommodity prices for petroleum, palm oil and rubber.” These, andthe impending Goods and Services Tax (GST), were factored in togauge industry performance in 2015 in CH WIlliams, Talhar andWong (WTW)’s recently-released Property Market Report, with theprognosis that 2014 has been “slow but price resilient” whereas 2015is expected to be “cautious with slower take-up rate and occupancy.”High-rise residential is the most active sector - existing supplymainly in the north-east. With new launches/increased choices,price hikes are expected to taper off excepting units in primelocations, e.g., Tanjong Tokong and Batu Maung, which arebreaching the RM1,000/sq ft threshold;Purpose-built offices, existing supply 8.74 million sq ft, averageoccupancy rate 81%. Aside from Georgetown, where prime officerental, in general, is RM2.70 per sq ft/month, the new growth areawill be in the south-east.With 30 hotels and 8,305 rooms, average room rate is RM278 pernight (2013 RM265) and average occupancy 55% (same as 2013).This sector is likely to remain stable with 9 new establishmentsprojected for 2015/2016, e.g., Rice Miller Hotel, St. Giles.No new industrial projects launched or proposed for PenangIsland, those under construction mostly in south-eastern portionof island and spillover to Seberang Perai due to limited newsupply and constraints of expansion on the island.Overview by RegionWTW’s take on the property market featuring the north (Penang),South (Johor Bahru) and Central (Klang Valley) regions:PenangMajor developments at both ends were boosted at the 2nd PenangBridge which opened in March 2014, linking Batu Maung (on island)and mainland Batu Kawan, (Seberang Perai). These include the1,500-acre Batu Kawan Industrial Park, mixed developments (IKEA,IKANO, Penang Premium Outlet, golf course, residential, theme parkand Auto Hub) and education development (University of Hull andKolej Damansara Utama). Landed residential is still the preferred choice with prices trendingupwards moderately towards 2015. More affordable housingschemes by State Government are anticipated;Second Penang Bridge.Johor Bahru Landed residential existing supply 82% terraced houses, averagetransaction price RM300-400 psf up 16% from 2013, withestablished neighbourhoods much sought-after. More affordablehousing developments expected in the future. Sluggish performance for high-rise residential in 2014, i.e.,downtrend in transaction activity, price and take-up rate,is expected to carry over into 2015. With more high-risedevelopments slated for completion in 2015/2016, the market isexpected to slow down. Prime office rents have increased from RM2.80 to 3.50 psf permonth and average occupancy to remain stable at 75%. Retail sector, which registered upward trend in 2014, is expectedto remain steady in 2015, along with average rents and occupancyrates. New launches include Mid Valley and Kamdar. Total number of hotels - 26 offering 6,933 rooms at average rateof RM197 per night – notwithstanding new hotels coming onstreamin 2015/2016, average occupancy rate (70% in 2014) isexpected to grow due to limited supply of good hotels. Uptrend in industrial sector with gradual increase in supply,Nusajaya continues to be most sought-after whereas two newdevelopments in the pipeline are Nusajaya Techpark andTropicana Business Park.Klang Valley Landed residential market likely to experience slowdown, i.e.,sales could contract drastically, though prices unlikely to comedown especially in the mid-range where demand exceeds supply.With focus on affordable housing, less new launches (even so, insmaller packages of 150 units per project) and market activitiesanticipated. Large incoming supply of high-rise residential will inadvertently20 Building & Investment |

Special Feature“exert pressure” on occupancy ratesalthough rental rates will be competitive(buyers’ market). Average prime rates for Grade A officesare expected to remain stable in 2015and achieve high occupancy. New officesupply (additional 4.83 million sq ftthat will edge total supply into the 10.0million sq ft threshold!) in the yearis likely to increase vacancy rates andcompetitiveness, particularly betweenpurpose-built offices in city centre andcity fringe. Retail segment is expected to remainsteady in 2015 although additionalnew malls (adding on 4.66 million sqft space) in 2015/2016 will face heavycompetition. With 12 5-star hotels (4,098 rooms)slated for completion by 2018, averageoccupancy rates will likely dip althoughroom rates are expected to “remainstable or trend upwards.” Malaysia isstill an appealing tourist destination andis gaining international awareness as avenue for MICE (Meetings, Incentives,Conventions and Exhibitions). Industrial sector will continue to growsteadily supported by new investmentsand, with high demand for land, yieldsof 9-10% are anticipated.GST: Impact on Construction CostsGST implementation, scheduled 1 April2015, will affect every industry includingproperty development. Whereas housing isclassified as an essential item and residentialproperty falls under “GST-exempted supply”,raw materials, construction services andcommercial properties are standard-rated.First off, construction materials, in general,fall into 5 categories, namely structural,architectural, finishes, services and M&Eworks. Points to note: under existing Sales Tax Act 1972 (Act64), basic building materials and heavymachinery used in the constructionindustry are exempted whilst certainbuilding materials are currently taxedat 5% under the Second Schedule of theSales Tax (Rates of Tax no. 2) Order 2012.The basic services are mainly structuraland M&E works, whilst the remainingelements in architecture, finishes andservices are currently taxable at 5%. under GST, all types of constructionservices are subject to tax of 6%, i.e.,additional costs are incurred when (a)BIODATA: Sr Foo Gee JenMANAGING DIRECTOR, C H WILLIAMS TALHAR & WONG SDN BHDFoo Gee Jen was appointed Partner & Director of WTW in 1998 and washeading the Malacca practice from 1992 to 2008. He joined the firmin 1987 in Kuala Lumpur before his transfer as Manager to Malaccain 1992. After a 16-year stint in the Malacca practice, Foo wastransferred to the Kuala Lumpur operations in October 2008and was appointed as the Managing Director of WTW sinceJuly 2010.A Licensed Auctioneer in the state of Malacca since 1997, Foo is a Member of theRoyal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) and a Fellow of the Royal Institution ofSurveyors Malaysia (FRISM). He is also a Board Member of the Board of Valuers Appraisers& Estate Agents Malaysia since 2013, Honorary Secretary of the Association of Valuersin Private Practice Malaysia (PEPS) for the term 2012/2014, National Committee Memberof FIABCI Malaysia since 2010, Member of the NAPREC’s Panel of Experts – Real EstateManagement Services for the term 2013/2014, a Member of the Malaysian Institute of EstateAgents (MIEA) and the Honorary Advisor (Property Consultant) to the Real Estate & HousingDevelopers Association Malaysia (Malacca branch) since 1996.His experience stems from numerous corporate valuation exercises including the preprivatisationexercise of TNB and the initial development of KLCC. Foo has also successfullybrokered multi-million property deals involving MNCs. In his recent involvement in Agency& Transactional Services, Foo was involved in tender exercises for Guthrie Medicare and oneof the world’s largest PC manufacturers, Gateway 2000.non-taxable materials become taxable, i.e., structural elements and M&E works where 6%(highest hike compared to others) is levied, or (b) taxable materials are charged a highertax rate, i.e., additional 0.95%, almost 1.0%, on materials used for architectural, finishesand services elements.(see table below).Sales Tax Act 1972Basic material, i.e. cement, bricks, ceramicproducts, metal, non alloy steel, lift etcCertain material, i.e. sanitary ware, woodfinishes, asbestos cement, base metalmountings for door, staircase, cabinetConstruction services are not taxableNext, taxation starts from suppliers who provides raw materials and charges 6% to theirclients (contractors) who then provide construction services to developers on whom 6% istaxable. As the supply of raw materials and construction services are standard-rated, suppliersand contractors are allowed to claim rebates for 6% GST paid to the government for theirsales/purchases. For commercial properties, developers will charge 6% onto purchasers andare allowed to claim tax rebates on construction services. However, since “developers are notrequired to make GST payments for residential property sales, they are also not entitled toclaim rebates and all GST paid up to the residential development stage will be absorbed as partof development costs.”The bottom line is (a) if developers decide to “maintain their historical gross margins,all GST costs will be passed on to house purchasers”, or (b) absorbed, in whole or part, ifdevelopers “accept lower gross margins so as to maintain a more competitive price.” In thefinal reckoning, approximately 3.97% in additional costs will be incurred on construction costof high-rise residential. GST0% All construction material are standard rated 6%5%N/AAll construction material are standard ratedAll construction material are standard rated6%6%22 Building & Investment |

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Special FeatureREHDA Property Survey 2H 2014From response by 132 developers to its recent property survey, REHDA concludes thatpessimism will carry over into 1H 2015.REPRESENTING THOSE WITH projectsin hand and/or in the pipeline, only 132members (about 16%) responded to the RealEstate and Housing Developers Association(REHDA) Property Industry Survey for 2H2014. Echoing similar sentiments expressedearlier in the year, REHDA President YBhgDatuk Seri Fateh Iskandar lamented that the“difficulties” of the preceding months willcontinue to plague the industry in 2015.2014 ScenarioFor starters, whilst sales performanceremained moderate, there was substantialreduction in the number of units launched(residential and commercial) sectors, i.e.,6,569 units (with 2,951 sold) compared to10,189 units in 1H 2014 (4,989 sold). Whilethe majority of the residential launcheswere in the RM200,001 to RM500,000range, similar to 1H 2014, the spectre of endfinancing (low loan-to-value ratio (LTV)of 70%, etc) has put paid to many a loanapplication by would-be buyers. Preferredresidential types remain unchanged with2-3 storey terraced houses topping the list,followed by single storey units and, thirdly,condominiums. Launches of commercialunits, however, have reduced by 18% in theperiod under review with the majority beingin the RM500,000 to RM1.0 million range.Thus far, notwithstanding that unsoldunits are rated “manageable” by affectedREHDA members, the impact on cash flow isconsidered “moderate” in the main although,for unsold Bumiputra lots, REHDA reiteratesthe call for an “automatic release mechanism.”Other reasons for unsold units (27% in the“affordable housing” range of RM250,001to RM500,000 and 31% in up-to-RM1.0million bracket) are low demand/interest,odd/corner/special lots and location. Onbuyers’ profile, REHDA reported that localbuyers (50% first-timers) lead the market(which debunks views of speculation in themarket), purpose of purchase being selfdwelling,upgrading and rental yields.In their business operations, REHDAmembers cite a number of recurrentchallenging issues, e.g.: construction – labour (high wages,shortage of supply and lengthyapproval) and building materials (highprices, shortage of and inconsistentsupply); end financing (bridging), i.e., banksrequesting more documents, highersales required before drawdown,capping of loan amount and no loansfor low cost/controlled housing; utility service providers; local authorities, i.e., slow approval,inconsistent policies and guidelines,excessive contributions, highdevelopment charges and slowBumiputra release (unsold units).2015 ProspectsAside from and inclusive of the abovementionedissues, REHDA reckons thatpessimism will be the mood, carried overinto 1H 2015 and to worsen in 2H 2015, withadditional challenge such as: (a) developers(numbers increased) providing affordablehousing face challenges such as increasedoverall cost of doing business, high landprices and cross subsidies from higher endprojects; (b) increase in overall cost of doingbusiness (up to 20%), with added impactfrom GST implementation; and (c) reducedlaunches in the residential segment (landed3,895 units and strata 5,022) and a lownumber of commercial units. 24 Building & Investment |

News & EventsTERREAL building beauty with new logoNew identity, new signature to shape the future.AS FAR AS celebrations go, “TERREAL Nite”was an occasion to remember, in more waysthan one – a time to reflect on the year thatwas and review events that have impacted thecompany. In the course of a sumptuous mealwith customers, partners and the media, itwas, more importantly, a time to map outdirections and strategies that will shape thecompany’s future in 2015 and beyond. Tobegin with, 2014 made it two decades forTERREAL Malaysia in the country and alsoa year highlighted by ISO certification forits customer oriented quality managementsystem and ECOLABEL accreditation for itsKluang-based production facilities to whichan added investment of RM20 million willbe injected soon. Other milestones in thepreceding year were the debut of TERREAL’sZEN Tile Series, highly-engineered andinnovative solution for flat roof designsthat is making its mark in the market, notto mention the opening of a new showroomin Johor Bahru.The crowning achievement, though,was a new sales record for the year, whichTERREAL Malaysia Managing Director, MrJulien Chnebierk credited to its dedicatedstaff and strong customer support. It wasa performance, he reiterated, cumulativelyattributed to “values and commitments”that embody company philosophy and itsway of doing business, i.e.; We are Reliable – TERREAL roofs areefficient and durable with a range ofunique roofing components to providethe optimum in roofing, e.g., CoolMaxreflective insulation, DryFlashabutment solution, DryFix for ridgesand hips and SealMax high-bondingadhesive/sealant. We are Customer Service-Oriented– roofs are safe and easy to install andTERREAL commits itself to continuousand open-minded improvement, placingroofer training as a priority. We are Affordable – through continuousefforts to offer cost-efficient solutions toprojects, with Romane XL, the biggestclay roof tile in Asia (9.5 pc / m²) andeconomies of scale in transport anddistribution.TOP (L-R): Terreal Singapore and China MD Mr Olivier Rober, Terreal Asia Industrial Manager MrFranc Molto, Terreal Malaysia MD Mr Julien Chnebierk, Terreal Malaysia GM Sales & Marketing MsAdeline Ong.BOTTOM: Franc Molto, Julien Chnebierk and Adeline Ong.We are Innovative – in technical knowhowand expertise in problem-solving(e.g., special fittings for challengingprojects), in technical know-how andproduct development (TERREAL tileshave the best solar reflectance index inthe market).We are Beautiful – attested to by a hostof successfully-completed and iconicprojects in Malaysia and around theglobe.We are Energy-Efficient – as poor heatconductors, TERREAL roofs providebetter thermal insulation for buildings,keeping heat outside and bringing downtemperature within (7° difference).Keeping the best for last, the high pointof the evening was the unveiling, for the firsttime anywhere in the world, of TERREAL’snew logo and tagline “Building Beauty” - anew identity that reflects all of the aboveentrenched values and commitments andreinforces TERREAL’s position as theworldwide leader in roofing solutions. More information at Building & Investment |

News & EventsTropicana unveils The Residences with itsunique take on modernist luxuryDesigned by renowned architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merill, The Residencessits on the last remaining premium freehold land in Kuala Lumpur city centre.PROPERTY DEVELOPER TROPICANA Corporation Berhad(“Tropicana”) unveiled its most ambitious development to date,The Residences. Launched simultaneously on 21 March 2015 acrosssix countries – Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, China (ChengDu& Shanghai), Indonesia and Hong Kong – this internationaldevelopment is situated above W Hotel, offering discerning andwell-travelled purchasers an opportunity to own a piece of luxury onthe last few parcels of premium freehold land in Kuala Lumpur CityCentre (“KLCC”).The main launch of The Residences was held at the chic Marini’son 57, Malaysia’s highest rooftop bar that is located intimately closeto the Petronas Twin Towers KLCC. The venue offers the best 360°panoramic views of the Kuala Lumpur city skyline. This distinctsetting provides Tropicana the perfect opportunity to furthermesmerise its guests by presenting the incredible 3D projectionmapping that showcases the development’s chic and unique take onmodernist luxury. In recognition of this brilliant 3D presentation,Malaysia Book of Records has awarded Tropicana the Biggest OutdoorHD Projection Mapping Screen in Malaysia.Strategically located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s centralbusiness district, at the original Millionaires Row, The Residencesis just two minutes’ walk to the famous Petronas Twin Towersbuilding. The development is in close proximity to Malaysia’s premiercommercial and shopping hubs, educational institutions (bothlocal and international), state-of-the-art medical centres and highlyacclaimed recreational clubs and local attractions such as KL Tower,China Town, Central Market, and the KLCC Park.Dato’ Yau Kok Seng Group CEO of Tropicana (third from left) receivingMalaysia Book of Records Award for the Biggest Outdoor HD ProjectionMapping Screen in Malaysia. Present was Tan Sri Datuk Danny Ooi(second from left) Founder and Managing Director of the Malaysia Bookof Records together with his team from Malaysia Book of Records.With an approximate gross development value of RM800 million,The Residences is sited on 1.28 acres of freehold land and offers fourtypes of swanky layouts with built-up area ranging from 710 to 2,973square feet. Rising 55 storeys skywards, The Residences consists of353 units of luxurious, fully-furnished serviced residences that areuniquely created; mixing cutting-edge design with local influences.The Residences occupies the 25th to 53rd floors of the building,sharing spaces with the hip and upscale W Hotel below, whilstthe rooftop facility floor offers the perfect place to chill with anunobstructed view of the cityscape.Designed by the celebrated architectural firm of Skidmore,Owings & Merrill (“SOM”), The Residences is earmarked for globalrecognition; joining the ranks of other well-known SOM projectssuch as Dubai’s Burj Khalifa and New York’s One World TradeCentre, The Residences is set to be an iconic landmark in KLCC. TheResidences is also forecasted to be a serious contender for expatriateswanting to make an investment in Malaysia. With an increasingappreciation of capital in the designated area, analysts have predictedthat The Residences will fetch in a steady traffic of those wanting torent a space with close proximity to neighbouring office areas thathouses global companies.The Residences will be managed by Tropicana CorporationBerhad, a pioneer in resort-style home concepts with a strong trackrecord in high-end residential and commercial developments. Theproject is expected to be completed in 2017 and has been categorisedas a green building with resource and energy-efficient features indaily operations like powering lifts and other utilities. More information at Building & Investment |

Building SuccessWith Information Modeling forMultidisciplinary Building TeamsSuccess from BIM that drives project and building performance – not just coordinated drawings.Success realized in buildings such as the Stone Towers in Cairo by Zaha Hadid.Success achieved through the analysis, simulation, and collaborative workflows uniquely possible usingBentley’s AECOsim software and ProjectWise’s collaboration system of servers and services. Tel: +603 7940 20543400 7000 | Fax: + +603 7940 2054 7020 3401Singapore: Tel: +65 66926570 6570 | Fax: | Fax: +65 +65 669265716571© 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated. Bentley, the “B” Bentley logo and ProjectWise are either registered or unregistered trademarks or service marks of Bentley Systems, Incorporated or one of its direct or indirect wholly owned subsidiaries.Other brands and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.

News & EventsBentley unveils CONNECT Edition - its newgeneration of BIM softwareBentley Systems CEO Mr Greg Bentley and team visit Kuala Lumpur to share on the latestadvancements on BIM.ON THE PREMISE that South East Asiais its “fastest growth market”, the BentleySystems team, led by CEO Mr Greg Bentleycalled at Kuala Lumpur, after Sydney andBrisbane, to share on the Bentley perspectiveon Building Information Modelling (BIM)and to introduce CONNECT Edition, itsnext generation of software for sustaininginfrastructure. The day-long Conferenceincluded dedicated industry forums forinfrastructure professionals from theGovernment, oil and gas, transport andutilities sectors.About BentleyA global leader in innovative softwaresolutions and services for advancingthe design, delivery and operationsof infrastructure, Bentley’s foray intoBIM began with its flagship platformMircoStation at BIM Level 1, with the focuson 3D visualization to communicate anddocument designs. Then came ProjectWiseand AssetWise, Bentley’s ground-breakingsoftware featuring “collaborative BIMadvancements” in two directions or axes, i.e.,increased depth in information modelingfor better asset performance and extendedbreadth of information mobility for betterproject performance (BIM Level 2). Thesebenefits have expanded performanceimprovements through (a) optioneering(information modeling with simulation ofhow a design will perform, i.e., analyticalmodelling) added to visualization, and (b)enhanced project delivery (informationmobility “broadened” to encompassconstruction and its ancillary activities, e.g.,procurement, fabrication and site work).What’s CurrentNow on the threshold of BIM Level 3,Bentley Systems envisions “greater BIMreturns/benefits in performance during aninfrastructure’s operations lifecycle, whereassets and components are networked andconnected within their physical environment,providing feedback for operational controls,maintenance and safety. Effectively, lookingbeyond visualization and simulation, BIMLevel 3 information modeling supports“reaction” that enable real-time decisionsfor best performance and the infrastructureasset to operate with “intelligence.” To thisend, Bentley Systems introduced CONNECTEdition which: Connects and shares informationsecurely, reaching out to all projectparticipants and stakeholders anytime,anywhere through cloud services. Gives common modelling environmentthat can be integrated/combined withother Bentley (individual) systems, e.g.,Open Roads, AECOsim Designer andOpen Plant, with components accessibleand common to all (information centre,functional scenarios, etc). Avails cloud-based capabilitiesthroughout Bentley’s software andservices to advance projects through anew connected user experience acrossdesktop modeling applications, onpremiseservers, and mobile apps.First proffered to users in 2013, itsucceeds Bentley’s V8i software generationand, of Bentley’s key software solutions,Mr Bentley and Mr Sean Baptist, Vice President- Regional Sales Organisation, Asia Pacific,Bentley Systems.Microstation CONNECT Edition hasalready been made available to EarlyAccess participants whereas many of theProjectWise CONNECT Edition services,along with the Navigator CONNECTEdition, have been available for Early Accessby end 2014. For 2015, Bentley looks to rollout CONNECT Edition for all modelingapplications.30 Building & Investment |

News & EventsOakland, California-based EADOC, LLC, to assist constructionmanagers and infrastructure owners organisations withcapital projects to “easily reduce risk and staff hours, improveinformation quality” and provide owners with “ real-time visibilityinto costs, to increase ROI through faster project completions,easily monitor project financial performance and maintaindetailed construction records without administrative staff.”At the sidelines of the KL Conference, B&I talked to Mr Bentley,Mr Brian Middleton, Senior Industry Solutions Director, and Mr SeanBaptist, Vice President - Regional Sales Organisation, Asia Pacific atBentley Systems, on:Bundling of Bentley Systems into a dedicated package for thebuilding construction industry?Mr Greg Bentley, CEO Bentley Systems.What’s AheadFundamental to the corporation’s next BIM advancements, withits sights set on CONNECT Edition’s Common Environment for“Comprehensive Project Delivery” as the “”ultimate aim”, two recentbreak-through acquisitions announced by Bentley Systems (which, todate, total more than USD 1.0 billion) are: France-based Acute 3D, Smart3DCapture software for realitymodelling where observations of existing conditions of anyinfrastructure asset throughout its architecture, engineering,construction and operations (via scanning, photographyand unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)) are processed intohigh-resolution fully-3D representations for “contextualalignment within design modeling and construction modelingenvironment”.“What you are describing (bundling) sounds like a “managed service”agreement across time under a service level agreement….it would bepossible pertaining to a project. Collaboration services are provided throughthe Azure cloud, which connects everyone involved, i.e., engineering andarchitectural disciplines.”“Also, today, you would have seen our SiteOps engineering service, fordrainage, grading, so that should be in your bundle also. Under a servicelevel agreement, you pay for what you use, e.g., when in the design phase,pay for the design application which you can hand back when you moveinto construction phase….it takes the cost out of project delivery.”“ProjectWise essentials to housing developers, construction agents anddesigners are already available (without SiteOps)….we are runningprogrammes that are ready to use - what’s needed is to put drawings inand have the workflow running without worrying about who is runningthe programmes (administration). The basic stuff is how do they managedrawings and the next step is put SiteOps in.”Collaboration with CIDB on industry adoption of BIM?“We continue our congenial relationship with CIDB as their certified andapproved BIM vendor….we are just getting on to their target (75% by2020) with events such as today’s, which brings together infrastructureprofessionals from O&G, public works projects, transportation etc. Theplan for road shows and promotions is still on, to provide BIM educationto the over-35,000 contractors and construction companies under theCIDB umbrella.”“Two things are really critical for us; firstly, awareness, because our BIM isnot just about how to get to Level 1, 2 and 3 but to ensure that we providethe full value across the chain - different partners within CIDB havedifferent maturity levels.”“Currently, we are going through the process of helping CIDB understandwhat their final objective (of BIM) is when they say 2020….today thatobjective is generic and we are trying to narrow it down ….we have theknowledge and the experience across the board but we need the tenacityand the policy changes to help drive acceptance of BIM. Before intelligentapplication of BIM, we need to have mature understanding of BIM.” More information at & Investment | 31

News & EventsStrong feedback from leading brands90% exhibition space confirmedGuangzhou Electric Building Technology exhibition receives strong support frominternational and domestic business associations.THE 12 TH EDITION of Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology(GEBT) will be held from 9 - 12 June at Area A of the China Importand Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou, China. To accommodatethe growing needs of China’s building and smart home industry,electrical engineering as well as building and home automation willbe the two major highlights for the 2015 edition.Recognised as Asia’s premier platform for building technology,prominent industry players have shown strong confidence towards theshow with approximately 90% of exhibition space booked. New andreturning exhibitors confirmed for 2015 include ABB (Switzerland),Control4 (the US), DADE (China), DOOYA (China), EchelonTechnology (the US), EnOcean Alliance (the US), HDL (China), HEE(China), IISFREE (China), KNX Association (Belgium), Lite-Puter(Taiwan), Murata (Japan), ORVIBO (China), Schneider Electric(France), T&J Electric (the UK), SINGI (China), WAGO (Germany),Wulian (China), Z-Wave Alliance (the US) and others.Ms Lucia Wong, Deputy General Manager of Messe Frankfurt(Shanghai) Co Ltd commented: “The enthusiastic exhibitor responsefor the 2015 fair indicates that industry players see great potential inChina’s evolving building industry, and they value the professionalismof the show. Our goal has always been turning Guangzhou ElectricalBuilding Technology into one of the most specialised and professionalexhibition to support China’s fast-growing building technologiesmarket. Through the continued support from industry players, Ihope to carry this momentum into the 2015 edition and provide aprofessional platform for both domestic and international buildingtechnology and home automation enterprises to seize opportunitiesin China’s lucrative market.”GEBT 2015 receives strong support from international anddomestic business associationsIn addition to the positive feedback from exhibitors, the supportreceived from industry associations continues to be one of the keyfactors to the show’s success. This year, the fair organisers havealready confirmed several new associations to its list of supporters,including the China Smart Home Industry Alliance, the IntelligentEngineering Branch of China Exploration and Design Association,Modern Architecture Electric Magazine, the Asia Pacific IntelligentGreen Building Alliance and the Bluetooth Special Interest Group Incand many more.Furthermore, a comprehensive series of forums and seminarswill also be held in conjunction with the fair. These concurrentevents allow end-users to connect with field experts for cross-sectorbusiness collaborations and exchange ideas to facilitate greater futuredevelopments. Some of the highlighted topics include: Future trends in China’s intelligent building and homeautomation market32 Building & Investment |

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News & EventsInternational intelligent buildingstandards for building control systemsLatest building automation technologyfor real estate developmentInternet-of-Things technology andsmart home developmentElectrical engineering designs andapplicationsThe 12th edition will be held concurrentlywith the Guangzhou International LightingExhibition. Together, the two fairs will serveas a comprehensive platform for showcasingthe latest electrical engineering, lighting, andbuilding and home automation technologiesand solutions. A diverse range of visitorsare anticipated to join, including energyservice providers, power companies, systemintegrators, architects, designers, contractorsand end-users.Guangzhou Electrical BuildingTechnology is organised by GuangzhouGuangya Messe Frankfurt Co Ltd. The fairis a part of Messe Frankfurt’s building andenergy shows, headed by the biennial Light+ Building event in Frankfurt, Germanywhich will take place from 13 - 18 March2016. The show also follows a series of lightand building technology events in China,including:Beijing International BuildingTechnology (Spring 2015)Guangzhou Electrical BuildingTechnology (9 - 12 June 2015)Guangzhou International LightingExhibition (9 - 12 June 2015)Shanghai Intelligent BuildingTechnology (23 - 25 September 2015)Shanghai International Lighting Fair(23 - 25 September 2015)To find out more about these events, pleasevisit ore-mail 34 Building & Investment |

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News & EventsMTIB’s Dr Jalaluddin (centre in suit); and Kuala Lumpur & Selangor Furniture Entrepreneur Association’sSecretary General, Albert Khoo (yellow shirt); flanked by some of the young Tanggam designers.Malaysia sending local designersto participate in international fairMalaysian timber board hopes to nurture young talentsand create new branding at international furniture exhibition in Italy.AT A MEDIA conference on 31 March 2015,Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB)announced plans to send a group of younglocal designers to participate in iSaloni whichwill be held over a one week period from 14to 19 April 2015. The designers will each bepresenting their unique designs under the“Tanggam” (which means wood joints inMalay) label created by MTIB.The annual iSaloni event (also knownas Milan International Furniture Fair) is theworld’s largest furniture and accessories fairthat brings together manufacturers, buyersand designers from around the world. Theevent is also a launch pad for young designers.“We plan to develop the local timberindustry and move from OEM (originalequipment manufacturing) to ODM (originaldesign manufacturing), and finally towardsOBM (own brand manufacturing). And thatis why we are sourcing for local talents andpromoting them at an international level. Theplan is to achieve 70 per cent OBM by 2020,”said Dr Jalaluddin Harun, Director Generalof MTIB.Vietnam is currently one of the world’slargest exporter of furniture products butalmost 90 per cent of their exports are basedon OEM. Malaysia, on the other hand, hopesto export more ODM or OBM products forbetter value.As part of the effort to create a newbranding for Malaysian furniture, MTIB isorganising a furniture design competitioncalled “Mobili” which was first mootedin 2012 and has since been a yearly affair.During the inaugural competition in 2012, atotal of 125 designers took part but only 11were shortlisted and in the final round, onlyfive were selected to represent Malaysia inMilan. This year, it is hoped that there willbe more participants. Roadshows will beorganised at some of the institutes of higherlearning to attract designers in the comingweeks. This year’s top prize winner will getRM10,000 and the opportunity to join otherdesigners to exhibit internationally. TheMobili competition is open to all Malaysiansand this year’s competition will end on 3September 2015.At the press event and briefing session,Dr Jalaluddin explained that Malaysianhardwoods like merbau and cenggal arebecoming rare and non-sustainable. Merbau,for example, can take up to 100 years tocultivate. In Malaysia, the timber industryis moving from rubberwood to acacia andbamboo. Acacia is seen as a good replacementfor rubberwood, with the former being able tofetch a higher price on the market. There arecurrently 600,000 hectares of land in Malaysiaused for the production of acacia wood and itonly takes around five to 10 years for the treesto grow to maturity.MTIB is also keen to promote bamboo,which is actually a specie of grass rather thanwood. Bamboo is a sustainable material thatgrows fast and is highly durable when usedin furniture production. There are 70 speciesof bamboo and MTIB is working with thevarious agencies to develop a selected few thatcan be successfully cultivated in Malaysia.Also present at the media conferencewas Albert Khoo, the secretary general ofthe Kuala Lumpur & Selangor FurnitureEntrepreneur Association. Khoo is workingwith MTIB to ensure that the young designers’ideas can translate into viable products that36 Building & Investment |

News & EventsMTIB’s Dr Jalaluddin fieldingquestions from the media.Dumain wooden stool-toy.Le’ox modular side cabinet/stool.Nyor coffee table.can be produced by factories and marketedinternationally.Back in 2013, MTIB secured an invitationto participate at Salone-Satellite 2013 throughthe organiser called COSMIT (who is also theorganiser for iSaloni). MTIB’s support for thedesigners starts from the prototyping stage,ensuring that their ideas make it to worldstandards.In 2014, MTIB was again invited toparticipate in the Salone-Satellite showcaseand MTIB decided to send a larger group ofdesigners. MTIB hopes to enhance the qualityof locally manufactured furniture through afive-year plan with funds allocated under the10th Malaysia Plan.In both 2013 and 2014, the Malaysianbooth at the international fair carried thebranding “Tanggam by MTIB”. The label ismeant to create an identity that will raise theimage of furniture designed by local talents.MTIB has registered the Tanggam label toprotect the designs created by the group andsafeguard intellectual property rights.MTIB was established in 1973 as astatutory body accredited to the Ministryof Plantation Industries and Commodities.Its main objective is to promote andcoordinate the overall development of thetimber industry. MTIB is also responsiblefor initiating development of the varioussectors of the timber industry and providingtechnical, marketing and other forms ofassistance to ensure their continued growthwithin a rapidly industrialising economy.The timber industry is an importantcontributor to Malaysia’s export revenue.There are currently 2,500 species of woodin the Malaysian forests – with 4,000 millsin operation around the country providingemployment for 300,000 workers. Malaysiantimber is exported to 190 countries aroundthe world. More information at & Investment | 37

News & EventsTwin milestones for Acmar’sD’Rapport ResidencesAppointment of China Railway Engineering Corporation and Bismark Construction &Engineering Services as main contractor; signing of RM476 million loan facilities.WITH AS MUCH protocol as the occasion would allow, there wasmuch ado at the two separate milestone events to kick off ACMAR’sD’Rapport Residences, the more auspicious being the signingceremonies for: (1) appointment by Perspektif Masa Sdn Bhd(member of the ACMAR Group) of China Railway EngineeringCorporation (M) Sdn Bhd (CREC) and Bismark Construction andEngineering Services Sdn Bhd (BCES) as the main contractor for theproject. Valued at RM1.065 billion and a gross development area inexcess of 4.0 million sq ft, the contract is for the development of aprestigious low-density, state-of-the-art residential development,i.e., five blocks of 38-storey condominiums with a podium forrecreational and sports facilities, communal amenities and all theconveniences and features of a modern integrated township; and, (2)signing of the agreement for RM476 million construction IslamicFinancing facility between CREC and Malaysian Building SocietyBerhad (MBSB), which sum will be paid to CREC and Bismark viaa Financial Guarantee issued by Sabah Development Bank Berhad(SBDB) and payable upon the issuance of Certificate of PracticalCompletion (CPC) - balance of RM589 million will be paid via unitsin the project.YAB Dato’ Menteri Besar Selangor, Tuan Mohamed Azmin Ali andHis Excellency Huang Huikang, Ambassador of the People’s Republicof China to Malaysia witnessed the signings - other dignitariespresent included ACMAR Founder Mr Teh Leh Teck, ACMAR GroupChairman and Board of Directors, and the hierarchy from BCES,Permodalan Negeri Selangor Berhad, MBSB and SBDB.Managing Director of CREC Mr Cai Zemin (left) exchanging documentswith Chairman of SBDB Mr Peter Siau Wui Kee (right) witnessed by AcmarGroup Chairman Datuk Samad Abdul Maharuddin (back left), SelangorDato’ Menteri Besar Azmin Ali (centre) and Ambassador of The People’sRepublic of China HE Huang Huikang (back right).Laying of Foundation StoneA day later, in a related event of no less significance, followed thelaying of the foundation stone with the project site, in the heart of thenation’s capital, as its backdrop. With lion dances heading the agenda,Economic Counsellor at the Embassy of The People’s Republic ofChina to Malaysia, Mr Wu Zhengping did the honours of signinga plaque to commemorate the occasion and, more importantly, to“In line with ACMAR’s Mission of Forging WorldClass Business Partnership, we have accomplished thistoday with the appointment of CREC and Bismark….our selection of CREC based on its strength of being asubsidiary of China Railway Group listed in the Shanghai& Hong Kong Stock Exchanges and a Fortune 500company.”…YBhg Dato’ Abd Samad Maharudin, DSSA, KMN, AMS,AMN, PJK, JPACMAR Group Chairmanmark the Commencement of Work on D’Rapport Residences byChina Railway Engineering Corporation (M) Bhd and BismarkConstruction & Engineering Sdn Bhd. 38 Building & Investment |

News & EventsBenxi New City, China. Photo credit: IBI Group China.Lemay expands to better serveclients around the worldWith acquisition of three entities from Toronto-based IBI Groupand creation of another joint-venture entity in China.500 Grande-Allée, Quebec.LEMAY RECENTLY announced thecompletion of the acquisition of threeQuébec entities from Toronto’s IBI Group,which are DAA, Cardinal Hardy Architectesand Martin Marcotte/Architectes. Lemayalso announced the creation of a jointventure with IBI Group in China. Theacquisition allows Lemay to become one ofCanada’s leading integrated environmentdesign firms.“Today’s announcement exceptionallymarks the pursuit of our goal to better servethe growing needs of both our clients andtomorrow’s communities,” said Louis TLemay, Lemay’s president.Consistent with its major projects inCanada, Central America, North Africa, andits newly acquired presence in the Caribbeanas well as the strategic Asian market, thetransaction announced today will helpLemay reposition itself advantageouslywithin the industry, thanks to its valueaddedoffer.With the acquisition of these threeentities and the creation of a joint venturein China, Lemay brings together nearly 500professionals and consolidates its position asthe leading firm in integrated design servicesin Québec and the fourth largest in Canada.At the international level, Lemay now ranksamong the top 100 most prestigious firms ofits field.DAA is a multi-disciplinary firmspecialised in community planning, landdevelopment, and urban and regionaldevelopment. Based in Montréal, DAA hasoffices in Québec City, and Saguenay.Cardinal Hardy Architectes (CHA)is a multi-disciplinary firm dedicated toarchitecture, urban design, and landscape,and specialised in urban development,residential complexes, and airports.40 Building & Investment |

News & EventsRiyuedao, China. Photo credit: IBI Group China.Martin Marcotte/Architectes (MMA)works in the institutional, industrial,commercial, hospital and school sectors.MMA specialises in the implementationof Building Information Modeling (BIM)technology. A large number of its architectsare LEED-certified.In addition to these three entities, Lemaywill also be counting on a strong team inChina. With offices established in Beijingand Shanghai more than a decade ago, and ateam of more than 60 professionals, the firmnow co-owned by Lemay will be responsibleComplexe hôtelier Mount Stephen, Montreal.for promoting Canadian and Québeccreativity across the Asian market.From now until the brand architectureof the new Lemay is elaborated, the threeacquired entities will operate respectivelyunder the names Lemay+DAA, Lemay+CHAand Lemay+MMA. The name of the jointventure in China will be announced soon.About LemayFounded in 1957 as an architectural firm,Lemay is today one of Canada’s leadingintegrated environment design firms,Toronto Bay Scollard by Lemay.combining urban design, architecture,landscape architecture, interior design,and branding into a multi-disciplinary,synergetic offer. Lemay – one of Canada’smost-awarded firms – delivers projects thatachieve the strategic objectives of its clientsand exemplify their values, dreams, andaspirations. Lemay also distinguishes itselfby its outstanding leadership, having beenrecognised in 2013 as one of Canada’s 50Best Managed Companies by Deloitte. More information at www.lemayonline.comBuilding & Investment | 41

News & EventsLondon grows amid population boomLatest survey shows 263 towers in the planning and around 14,800 new homesunder construction to meet growing demand.NEW LONDON ARCHITECTURE (NLA)and GL Hearn have released the results oftheir annual London Tall Buildings Survey,12 months since they highlighted that 236tall buildings were planned for the capital aspart of NLA’s “London’s Growing Up!” insightstudy and exhibition.The new data finds 263 tall buildingsover 20-storeys proposed, approved or underconstruction within Greater London. Thisfigure includes 76 proposed or in the planningsystem, 117 with planning approval butnot yet on site, and 70 under construction.Compared to last year’s data, this shows asignificant increase in the number of towersunder construction, up 56 per cent from the45 projects contained in the 2014 survey.In the last 12 months 72 towers over20-storeys have been submitted for planningapproval, 64 of which are residential. Ofthese, 27 (37%) have been granted planningpermission, 4 (6%) have been refused, and 41(57%) remain undecided.As London faces an all-time populationhigh of 8.6 million people, and a continuinghousing crisis, 62 of the 70 towers currentlyunder construction are residential and couldprovide approximately 14,800 new homes forthe capital. 80 per cent of all 263 towers inthe pipeline have a primary residential use,a number of which are likely to have groundfloor commercial use.Deputy Mayor of London for policy andplanning, Sir Edward Lister, said, “Londonremains a generally low rise city but with thecapital set to be home to ten million people by2030 there is no doubt that sensibly managedand well-designed tall buildings, which sitwell within their surroundings, have a key roleto play in meeting the challenge of our rapidlyincreasing population. They help provide thechoice of housing that Londoners demandand are making a significant contributionwith 14,800 units approved.”East, Central and South London will seethe biggest rise in tall buildings, with 93 percent of all towers under construction and 96per cent of this year’s planning applications.Shaun Andrews, Head of London Strategyat GL Hearn said, “If London doesn’t grow up,it will need to grow out. London clearly has ahealthy pipeline of tall buildings but deliveryon the ground has yet to really lift off.”Towers gaining planning permission inthe last 12 months include: Fielden House,a 25-storey tower next to the Shard anddesigned by Renzo Piano; 40 LeadenhallStreet, a 36-storey office tower in the Cityof London by Make Architects, nicknamed‘Gotham City’; Taberner House, a 32-storeyresidential block in Croydon also designedby Make; and a series of residential andmixed-use towers in the Nine Elms Vauxhallopportunity area, including Keybridge Houseby Allies and Morrison, One Nine Elms byKPF and a series of nine towers as part of theNew Covent Garden Market site.Following the success of last year’s survey,the NLA and GL Hearn will continue tomonitor the development of London’s skyline,providing the public with an annual report oftall buildings proposed for the capital. More information at www.newlondonarchitecture.org42 Building & Investment |

News & EventsAir Concept 1 (264cm X 371cm) Ice blue.Topping out of 30 Park Place in New YorkDesigned by Robert AM Stern Architects, the project is the tallestresidential tower in downtown Manhattan.DEVELOPER SILVERSTEIN PropertiesInc celebrated the topping out of 30 ParkPlace, Four Seasons Private Residences indowntown New York on 2 February 2015.At 82 stories (282 metres), the tower is nowthe tallest residential building in downtownNew York, offering 157 graciously appointedresidences starting on the 40th floor withunrivaled views of the Hudson and East rivers,New York harbor, the Empire State buildingand all of midtown. The residences sit abovethe 189-room Four Seasons Hotel New YorkDowntown slated to open in 2016.“This historic milestone comes justas Downtown is completing its incredibletransformation into the world’s most vibrant,integrated, mixed-use destination on a scalenot seen in New York City since RockefellerCenter opened in 1939,” said Larry Silverstein,chairman of Silverstein Properties Inc. “Nextyear, when it opens, this will be the top hoteland condominium building in Tribeca.”Located at the corner of Church Streetand Park Place in Tribeca, 30 Park Placeis reflective of Silverstein Properties’commitment to Downtown Manhattanand brings the first Four Seasons Hotel andPrivate Residences to the neighbourhood.Internationally renowned Robert AM SternArchitects designed the exterior and interiorswith intricacy of shape and a powerful skylinesilhouette in mind. The array of one to sixbedroom residences feature oversized baywindows, ceilings as high as four metres(13’10”) and a refined selection of finishesfeaturing solid white oak floors, white oakframed Bilotta kitchen cabinetry and marblebaths with custom-designed vanities. Elevenunique half and full floor penthouses crownthe top of the building, each includingfireplaces and outdoor space.Financing for the approximately onebillion dollar project was provided by theChildren’s Investment Fund. Equity financingwas provided by an institutional investorclient represented by CBRE Global Investors.“All of us at Silverstein Properties areproud to play a role in creating what willsoon be one of the most impactful and iconicbuildings in New York,” said Marty Burger,CEO of Silverstein Properties.“It has been a wonderful journey seeingthis project continue to come to fruition,this time by completing its mark on theManhattan skyline. 30 Park Place is fullthrottle– first bringing the Four Seasonslifestyle to one of the hottest neighbourhoodsin New York, then selling 50 per cent ofthe units in just four months and fiercelycontinuing the momentum with the toppingout of the tower. We’ve created somethingunmatched by any other project, 30 ParkPlace is the new definition of luxury,” saidKelly Kennedy Mack, President of CorcoranSunshine Marketing Group, the property’sexclusive marketing and sales agent.44 Building & Investment |

News & EventsResidents of 30 Park Place can enjoynearly 40,000 sq ft of amenities as well as afull suite of hotel services managed by FourSeasons Hotels and Resorts. The 38th flooris devoted to private residential amenitiesincluding a fitness centre with yoga studio,vaulted conservatory with a baby grandpiano, screening room, children’s play roomdesigned by Roto Group, dining roomwith separate catering kitchen and accessto the hotel restaurants and two graciousdouble height loggias. Additional amenitiesinclude a sunlit 75-foot swimming pool, therenowned Four Seasons spa including steamrooms, treatment rooms, and salon, ballroomfacilities, meeting rooms, a business centre,additional storage units and a parking garage.Residents also enjoy exclusive access tothe Four Seasons Director of Residences anddedicated residential concierge, as well as a24-hour doorman, bellman and service stafffocused on providing the bespoke servicesfor which the brand is known. Tailored àla carte services are available to residentsincluding in-residence dining and catering,housekeeping, grocery and flower provisions,car service and personal, child and pet care.Construction is being overseen bygeneral contractor Tishman Construction.The superstructure for the building contains45,000 cubic yards of concrete, 5,800 tons ofreinforced steel and over 2,000 windows.30 Park Place is now 60 per cent sold.Remaining residences range from 1,108to 6,127 sq ft and include a collection ofhalf-floor, full-floor and duplex penthouseresidences. Prices range from US$3.1 millionto over US$60 million for the combinedduplex penthouse. More information at www.thirtyparkplace.comBuilding & Investment | 45

News & EventsWorld Festival of Interiors eventcoming to Singapore on Nov 4Organiser now calling for entries to this global interior design eventwhich will see the who’s who in the industry gather at one place.THE LEADING INTERIOR design festival called “INSIDE – WorldFestival of Interiors” has opened the call for entries for its 2015 awardscompetition. Comprising the most original and exciting interiors fromthe past 12 months, last year’s awards consisted of nominations from21 countries across nine diverse categories. Entries are now open until22 May 2015 for this year’s event.Drawing submissions from esteemed practices and designers fromaround the world every year, including the UK, USA, Singapore, India,Australia and China, INSIDE offers a global celebration of interiordesign through a three-day programme of talks, awards and exhibitions.The festival will take place from 4 to 6 November at Singapore’s SuntecConvention & Exhibition Centre.The awards programme forms the core of the festival and will bejudged by more than 20 distinguished international designers andeditors. Confirmed judges for the awards so far include: Interni editorGilda Bojardi; Italian designer Matteo Thun; Frame editor TraceyIngrams; a director from UK-based architect firm dRMM; presidentof the International Interior Design Association Cheryl Durst; and adirector from Singapore-based design firm Ministry of Design.Projects can be entered across eight categories, namely: (i) Civic,Culture & Transport; (ii) Creative Re-use; (iii) Display; (iv) Health &Last year’s winning entry: MOTT32 by Joyce Wang Studio.Education; (v) Hotels; (vi) Offices; (vii) Residential; and (viii) Retail.Designers of shortlisted entries will travel to Singapore to presenttheir designs live to judges and delegates. Category winners will thenre-present their designs to a super-jury on the final day, with the WorldInterior of the Year winner being revealed at a Gala Awards Dinner onNovember 6, an accolade previously won by David Kohn and JoyceWang Studio.INSIDE runs concurrently with WAF (World Architecture Festival)and together they promote the world’s biggest international architectureand interior design festival programme.INSIDE – World Festival of Interiors is one of the most importantfixtures in the global design calendar – when interior designers andarchitects from around the world will gather to learn, connect andshare ideas. Held in Singapore from November 4 to 6 alongside WorldArchitecture Festival, INSIDE will be your opportunity to be inspiredby the latest and greatest in global interiors. Over three days INSIDEwill shine a spotlight on the people, projects and developments thatare changing the face of global interiors. More information at www.insidefestival.com46 Building & Investment |

News & EventsPublisher releases yearbook ‘España 2015’Despite challenging times, publisher releases “Spain Yearbook” which showcases24 of the best in Spanish architecture for the past year.DESPITE THE DIFFICULT economic situation in Spain, the year 2014has been marked by moderate optimism at the first signs of recovery.Though some significant projects were halted, others moved forward,wrapping up one more year in which Spanish architecture has producedhigh quality buildings.Publishing company Arquitectura Viva went ahead to release“España 2015” (Spain Yearbook 2015), a monogram that showcases24 of the best in Spanish architecture for the past year. The list ofworks inaugurated during this period includes: along with buildingslike the CaixaForum by Carme Pinós or the new Congress Center ofVegas Altas by Pancorbo, Chacón, De Villar and Martín Robles, someinterventions on existing structures, such as the Fine Arts Museum ofOviedo by Francisco Mangado, the cultural centre in Madrid by RafaelDe La-Hoz, the extension of the Botanic Garden in Tenerife by AMP,a therapy centre near Barcelona by Josep Miàs, or the extension of anold school building by Gaudí, carried out by Pich architects.The Yearbook also features some of the latest educationalprojects, like the kindergartens by Magén and by Taller Básico deArquitectura, or the School of Fine Arts of Tenerife by GPY; and fourresidential experiences, designed by Guillermo Vázquez Consuegra,Solid arquitectura, Alfredo Payá and Pereda Pérez. In addition, LuisFernández-Galiano analyses the main architectural events and goesover the most important international issues, summarising the yearthrough the press covers and making a selection of the twelve mostnoteworthy world buildings of 2014. The 238-page “Spain Yearbook”has both Spanish and English narratives. More information at www.arquitecturaviva.com47 Building & Investment |

News & EventsDato’ Seri DiRaja Mahdzir Khalid, Deputy Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water (left) charging up an electric vehicle (EV) to officiate thelaunch of IGEM 2015. Giving the thumbs-up are Datuk Loo Took Gee, Secretary General of the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water(centre), and Dato’ Paduka Prof (Dr) Ir Hj Keizrul Abdullah, Chairman of Malaysian Green Technology Corporation (right).IGEM 2015 Powers the Green EconomyTargets 400 exhibitors and 60,000 visitors from across the globe.THE INTERNATIONAL GREENTECH & Eco Products Exhibitionand Conference Malaysia 2015 (IGEM 2015), organised by theMinistry of Energy, Green Technology and Water (KeTTHA) incollaboration with Malaysian Green Technology Corporation(GreenTech Malaysia) will be held at the Kuala Lumpur ConventionCentre from 9 - 12 September 2015 with the theme “Powering theGreen Economy”.Held for the sixth consecutive year, the region’s most acclaimedgreen technology exhibition is set to attract at least 400 exhibitorsto showcase the latest innovations in green technology products,services and solutions in the field of energy, transportation, propertydevelopment, water management and waste management.Speaking at the launch of IGEM 2015, Dato’ Seri DiRaja MahdzirKhalid, Deputy Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water,said that, “Malaysia’s ultimate goal is to position itself as a greentechnology hub for the ASEAN region. This year’s theme reflectsthe constant need to aggressively promote and empower the greeneconomy in Malaysia and across ASEAN.”“IGEM forms an integral part of the country’s efforts to powerthe green sector in Malaysia, offering companies a robust and vibrantplatform to engage with stakeholders, foster new partnerships andbenefit from the growth of the green economy,” he said.During the launch, guests, including Government officials andleaders from the green technology industry as well as representativesfrom embassies and chambers of commerce, were briefed onthe various sub-events lined up to engage industry players andstakeholders addressing key issues of green economic policy, publicgoals and corporate best practices.This year’s IGEM will feature two unique sub-events, the GreenFinancing Conference in collaboration with Islamic Banking andFinance Institute of Malaysia (IBFIM) on 9 September and theE-Mobilia World (Eco Efficient Electric) in collaboration withKoelnmesse Pte Ltd for two days from 10 September. The GreenFinancing Conference will feature prominent speakers fromgreen banks in the USA and Europe, specifically designed to shareinsights and encourage dialogue on success stories, challenges andopportunities in financing low carbon and climate resilient projects.As an avenue for encouraging business partnerships in thefield of electric mobility, the E-Mobilia World, which is a premierhybrid, electric and energy efficient vehicle conference in the ASEANregion will be held for the very first time in conjunction with IGEM.E-Mobilia will highlight key issues in the areas of sustainable mobilitydevelopment, business strategy, implementation and adoptionthroughout the ecosystem. Some of the other sub-events will includeMATRADE International Business Matching Session, Green CareerMatchmaking, Exhibitor’s Reception and Green Insights.Over the years, IGEM has grown from strength to strength, withlast year recording a participation of 357 exhibitors from across20 countries taking up some 616 exhibition booths and attractingover 49,000 visitors from around the world. These statistics clearlydemonstrate the pivotal role IGEM continues to play as the region’slargest green technology platform. For details of IGEM 2015, please visit Building & Investment |

News & EventsNew X-Glass LED boostsdigital advertisingHong Kong based company introduces ultra-lightweight, transparent LED media facades.HONG KONG BASED AET Flexible SpaceLtd, specialist provider of Under Floor AirConditioning systems, recently introducedthe new X-Glass LED product range fordistribution in Malaysia and around SouthEast Asia.Falling under the out-of-home (OOH)advertising category, the X-Glass technologyallows users to create stunning visual mediadisplays for digital signage, advertisingand promotion in store front displays,restaurants, exhibitions, concerts and allbranding opportunities.According to Mr Waigo Ng, AsiaPacific Regional Director of AET FlexibleSpace Ltd, “The rise of digital technologyhas changed the consumer’s perceptionof advertisements. The new generation,especially, are no longer receptive to staticadvertisements - they expect advertisementsto be more interactive, more realistic.”The Global Entertainment &Media Outlook 2014 – 2018 Report byPricewaterhouse Coopers indicates thatthe global out-of-home (OOH) advertisingrevenue will grow at a Compound AnnualGrowth Rate (CAGR) of 4.7% to exceedUSD40 billion by 2018. According toMagnaglobal, Malaysia’s advertisinggrowth rate will be 10% from 2010 to 2016,especially for digital out of home advertising.Magnaglobal research also found that theCompounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR)from 2011 to 2016 for digital out of homeadvertising is 15.7%, and is in the top threefast growing medium in advertising industry.“Our X-Glass product range offershigh resolution displays over transparentLED panels, allowing a unique consumerexperience with high quality graphics andmotion effects. We are truly excited to bringthis technology to Malaysia and South EastAsia where the market for digital outdooradvertising is on a steady rise in this region.”The X-Glass product range stands apartfrom traditional LED display technologywith approximately 80% transparency. Theproducts are ultra-lightweight yet durableand displays can be constructed fromstandard size units or custom design. Withhigh resolution pixel pitch ranging from5mm to 31.25mm and brightness from6000 nit to 7500 nit, the X-Glass productsare by far the clearest and brightest displaysavailable globally.The modular design allows large scaledisplays to be created from standard sizepanels making them suitable for use atconcerts, festivals, stage production andother large scale events. Installation andmaintenance is easy; the modular panelssnap together by hand, and LED strips canbe simply replaced within minutes withoutchanging the entire panel.High resolution display allows artistsand designers to maximise their creativeTOP: Mr Waigo Ng, Asia PacificRegional Director of AET FlexibleSpace Ltd.LEFT: Project in Den Haag,Holland (80 m 2 ).vision and the brightness makes thesedisplays ideal for outdoor and large scaleadvertising which can easily be seen in thedaytime or at night. Architectural mediafacades can be created for buildings andprojects allowing large scale promotionfor companies and corporate events. Thesystem can play video, graphics, animations,text and live broadcasts. X-Glass usersalready include Land Rover, IMAX theatres,NineWest, and Zara’s flagship store in HongKong, and latest project Shanghai Arch Walkin Shanghai which is a six-storey height glasslift tower. For more information, please visit & Investment | 49

News & EventsSIRIM QAS and GreenRE form allianceSIRIM QAS International Sdn Bhd and GreenRE Sdn Bhd sign MoU to promote sustainabilityin the built environment through passive deisgn.GreenRE Director YBhg Datuk Seri Fateh Iskandar Mohamed Mansor (2 nd from right) exchanging the signed MoU with SIRIM QAS InternationalChairman YBhg Dato’ Dr Zainal Abidin Mohd Yusof (2 nd from left), looking on are SIRIM QAS International MD YBrs Puan Khalidah Hj Mustafa andREHDA’S Past President Datuk Ng Seing Liong.ANY WAY YOU looked at it, more so from the industry’s viewpoint,the partnership was inevitable and just a matter of time before the twoparties got down to formalising an alliance for a cause close to theirhearts, i.e., sustainability in real estate and building construction.To this like purpose, SIRIM QAS International Sdn Bhd, Malaysia’sleading certification, inspection and testing institution, and GreenRESdn Bhd, a non-profit initiative by Real Estate and HousingDevelopers Association (REHDA), recently signed a Memorandumof Understanding (MoU) to promote sustainability in propertydevelopment with the emphasis on passive design. It is an industrialrelationship formed to transform Malaysia’s built environment,new construction and retrofitting of existing structures as well,contributing to a better quality of life for all.Signing on behalf of GreenRE, its Director YBhg Datuk Seri FatehIskandar Mohamed Mansor (also incumbent REHDA President) heldthe view that the GreenRE-SIRIM QAS International partnership “willnot only help SIRIM QAS International to promote its sustainabilityrelatedcertification schemes and related services but is also a furtherrecognition to GreenRE.” In response, YBhg Dato’ Dr Zainal AbidinMohd Yusof, Chairman of SIRIM QAS International Sdn Bhdcommended REHDA and GreenRE Sdn Bhd for their “steadfastcommitment” in promoting sustainable and green buildings. In theface of challenges of climate change, greater availability of greenbuilding technology and increasing awareness and demand for greenbuilding in Malaysia, he was “heartened that the GreenRE ratingassessment tool has been well received by the industry.”Collaboration IntentThrough activities such as forums and seminars, awareness talks andexhibitions conducted by GreenRE with the support and participationof SIRIM QAS International, the collaboration is aimed, inter alia,at: (i) setting the standards for best (green) practices in sustainabledesign so as to “shape a sustainable and friendly built environment”;and (ii) promoting SIRIM QAS International sustainability-relatedcertification schemes and services which are voluntary unless mademandatory by GreenRE as prerequisite to Green certification.Tailor-made for the real estate and construction industry toassess building and construction performance throughout thewhole development process (from conceptualisation, design toconstruction, post-completion and operation), GreenRE is analternative sustainable standard to lead the Malaysian market toa higher level of sustainability. Targeted at developers, designersand builders, assessment is based on performance criteria relatingto energy efficiency, water efficiency, environmental protection,innovative green features and carbon emission. For more information, please visit Building & Investment |

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Products & ServicesOptimum climate in the cleanroomInnovative building services optimise the use of renewable energy resources.SENSOR COMPONENTS AND solutionsfrom the Swiss company, Sensirion AG arein use in the millions, among others in theautomotive industry, medical technology,building technology, industrial processes andin consumer goods. Since its establishmentin 1998, the company has achievedimpressive financial and technologicalsuccess. In order to keep step with thesedevelopments, Sensirion has moved intoa new production building at its main sitein Stäfa, near Zurich, which adheres to thelatest standards. The complex buildingservices were implemented by the Swisscompany, Bühler+Scherler AG with the useof Beckhoff automation components.Sensirion manufactures sensors for themeasurement of humidity, temperature,differential pressure as well as gas andliquid flow rates. Manufacturing is handledby highly automated production linesin cleanrooms with a total floor area of10,000 m² distributed over three floors.The control architecture for the buildingservices encompasses four Embedded PCsfrom the CX5010 series, to which over 1,000hardware data points are connected. Analogtemperature, humidity and other sensorsas well as signal transducers are connectedto the signal inputs. Numerous frequencyconverters are coupled at the output level forthe control of the pump motors. The processis controlled in the CX5010 with TwinCATPLC. Bus Terminals are installed in thecontrol cabinets for the I/O infrastructure.All Beckhoff controllers are networked viaEthernet and communicate via ModbusTCP/IP.In summer 2011, Sensirion moved into a new production building at its main site in Stäfa, nearZurich, which was designed according to the latest standards.The sensors are manufactured under cleanroom conditions. The largest cleanroom certifiedaccording to ISO 7 has a floor area of 1,000 m².Use of renewable energy resources withintelligent technologyFor climatic control there are two waterreservoirs each with a volume of 60,000liters for heating and cooling. In orderto ensure process reliability, the water isbuffered there and only pumped into the airheater or cooler when needed. Despite thesegigantic volumes, a dedicated controller is inuse – with precise monitoring of pressure,temperature and further process variables.The “exterior” air conditioning system,which consists of geothermal probes andheat pumps, is also controlled by a CX5010.Cold and heat are created on the one hand bythe geothermal probes which, in connectionwith the four heat pumps, supply energy forheating and cooling. In the winter Sensirionget heat from the ground and in the summer,cooling. A heat exchanger is used thatproduces cold water on the one side andhot water on the other, which is transferredby means of the pumps into the respectivereservoir.All single technical systems aremonitored for quality and process reasons.For example, if a frequency converter fails,the controller sends a message to the higherlevelcontrol system. Depending on thepriority, it will then send an alarm by textmessage or email so that an appropriateaction can be initiated. More information at credits/copyrights: Sensirion AG, Switzerland).52 Building & Investment |

Products & ServicesJotun launches GlobalColour Trends 2015Three new colour themes for everyday living.WHAT PLATO HAD to say, that “beauty of style and harmony andgrace and good rhythm depend on simplicity” seemed befitting of theoccasion of Jotun’s Malaysia launch of its Global Colour Trends 2015.Attended by close to 300 architects, developers, interior designers andmembers of the media, it was “standing-room-only” at the event thatunveiled, for the first time in South East Asia, Jotun Group’s three newcolour collections; each inspired by balanced everyday lifestyle andspecially designed to create peaceful and harmonious colour schemesin the home under its premium Majestic True Beauty product line.The Jotun Group, with 69 companies and 36 production facilitieson all continents and a presence in over 90 countries, was representedby no less than its very own global colour and creative director,Ms Lisbeth Larsen, well-known in Scandinavia for interiors, coloursand consumer trends. In the forecast of colour trends and creatingcolour collections based on “today’s tendencies”, she introduced thecolour collections for 2015, tailored for beautiful and long-lastingfinishes and marketed under Jotun’s premium Majestic True Beautyproduct line, namely: Everyday Simplicity – elegant grayscale interplay with yellows,from the very light and new colour JOTUN 1973 OBJECTIVEto the already-popular JOTUN 1434 ELEGANT. The brand newand exciting yellow-brown JOTUN 10577 GOLDEN LIGHT is acontemporary colour clearly inspired by the present fashion. Thetheme of Everyday Simplicity is masculine with clean lines, yetbalanced and warm. Everyday Balance – green tones with a hint of blue, a continuationof the bluish-green trend that has been in fashion and interiorlately. The colours now move into mint tones and colours likeJOTUN 7163 MINTY BREEZE and JOTUN 7555 SOFT MINTthat will certainly form a good basis for a room in balance.Ms Lisbeth Larsen.Everyday Beauty – skin tones with a hint of blush, is this season’slatest and also the most feminine. The inspiration is drawn fromthe current make-up trends where powdered skin tones team upwith the more energetic red shades. The colour collection is softand elegant and balances perfectly between harmony and energy.The colour JOTUN 2542 SMOOTH LATTE is a dusty feminineshade that easily combines with different décor styles. The redJOTUN 2093 ROUGE NOIR is both mysterious and subdued.These themes are designed to ease the process of choosing coloursto achieve a harmonious home environment that suits the entirefamily.For more on Jotun Global Colour Trends 2015, visit enquiries, contact +603-5123 5500 ore-mail to 54 Building & Investment |

Products & ServicesBACFREE @ SP Setia Corporate HQRainwater harvesting and water filtrations system.(Contributed by Bacteria Free Water Engineering Sdn Bhd)GENERALLY, MUNICIPAL WATERsupplies in Malaysia undergo watertreatment to a level suitable for potablewater applications and consumption that isin accordance with the Malaysia Ministry ofHealth (MOH) Drinking Water Standardsequivalent to the World Health Organisation(WHO) Drinking Water Standards and USEPA National Primary Drinking WaterStandards. Most of the time, the municipaltreated water supply is of excellent quality.However, the water may be undesirablefor direct potable applications due tooccasions of high turbidity spikes, chlorineby-products health risks, declining waterquality and bacteria recontaminations inthe distribution pipelines and water storagetanks. Common problems affecting thegeneral public based on our professionalexperience and water records in major citiesin Malaysia are: clarity, colour, taste, odour,chlorine and organic or inorganic materials.To solve these problems, a completepremise water filtration system isunavoidable. A multi-media filter consistingof granular activated carbon, anthracite,quartz sands and gravel act as a physicaland chemical filtration. Sediments andparticulates filtration goes down to as lowas 5 micron while removing the foul colour,taste and odour. In addition, 50 - 60% ofchlorine is removed; the remaining chlorineis still sufficient for the disinfection of thewater in the pipeline and water tanks.Moreover, with global warming andrecent change in weather patterns, notforgetting increasing household waterconsumption for the last century, new wayswill have to be found to reduce, reuse andretain water. We can no longer assume thatthere is an endless supply of water even in acountry with a high average annual rainfalllike Malaysia.This is where rainwater harvesting andrecycling comes into the picture. Collectedand filtered rainwater can be safely usedfor WC flushing, Urinals, irrigation, generalwashing, car washing, water feature top-upand cooling tower make-up.Our system partner, WISY AG Germany,SP Setia Corporate HQ(Photo: Courtesy of Archicentre Sdn Bhd).is the pioneer as well as one of the leadingsuppliers of rainwater harvesting system inGermany and Europe. The beauty of WISY’ssystem is that it emphasises on efficientrainwater collection and management withminimal/optional maintenance needingand requiring minimal or no powerconsumption.BACFREE is the master distributor forMalaysia and South East Asia and currently,we have installed for more than 300 projectsin Malaysia itself, both residential andcommercial. Being the market leader andprovider for water solutions, we understandand have undertaken numerous researches,collaborating with partners such as MonashUniversity.By using the data obtained from theMalaysian Meteorological Department, oursystem’s design uses the Annual RecurrenceInterval (ARI) data and are based on theheaviest rainfall within the last 5, 10 or 50years, making it a fail-proof system.We have designed, supplied and installeda complete rainwater harvesting system thatsupplies water for WC flushing and Urinalsfor the SP Setia Corporate HQ; one of theonly five projects with a Platinum ratedGBI certification in Malaysia. Collectingrainwater from both the Annexe buildingand the Main building, totalling 2,856m 2 , weare able to cater for more than 50% of thedaily demand.Utilising our 4-step rainwater harvestingsystem, water filtration system and UltraViolet (UV) disinfection system, the clarityof the filtered rainwater is

Products & ServicesRealcolor® Thermoshield Cool Roof SystemPre-painted galvanised steel to stay cool, clean and durable; choice of20 aesthetically pleasing colours from CSC Steel.Roll Former Plant,Bukit Beruntung, Selangor.D Melaqa Hotel, Melaka.IN RETROSPECT, EQUIPMENT upgrade,product line expansion, technical expertiseand management support from the parentcompany - China Steel Corporation, Taiwanwere the key agents of change of CSC SteelSdn Bhd. Today, with an annual productioncapacity of 500,000 metric tons, it plays apivotal role in the Malaysian steel supplychain for the construction industry in theproduction of hot-rolled pickled and oiledsteel (PO), cold-rolled steel coils (CR), hotdippedgalvanised steel coils (GI) and prepainted(colour-coated) galvanised steelcoils (PPGI). Of these, under the realcolor®line, is Thermoshield, a cool roof systemwith excellent heat reflectivity to reduceheat absorption for roofing and claddingof industrial, residential and commercialbuildings. At the same time, it cleansexteriors and, with its 20-colour choices, isaesthetically pleasing to the eye.58 Building & Investment |

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Products & ServicesWhat Thermoshield isCompliant with JIS G3312 standard,Thermoshield substrate of galvanised steelwith zinc coating of minimum Z27, is pretreatedwith anti-corrosion and activationcoating, i.e., primer coat (topcoat 10mm,back coat 5mm), finished with superdurablepolyester with inorganic pigments(nominal film thickness 20mm) and7mm-thick backing coats. Cumulatively,with chemical treatment by way of surfacecoat of hydrophilic material, what givesis an end product of excellent IR (Infra-Red) reflectivity, more stable in UV andof high heat and dirt-staining resistance –attributes that are ideal for roofing. Further,Thermoshield meets industry standardsfor product compliance tests, namely flame(BS 476 Parts 6 and 7: fire propagationand surface spread), RoHS (Restrictionof Hazardous Substances) and REACH(Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation andRestriction of Chemicals).TestT-BendPencil HardnessCross-hatchSolvent ResistanceErichsen Cupping TestReverse ImpactSalt Spray TestQUV-ATYPICAL PROPERTIESResult5T maxF-2H100/100100 min30mm for SQ, 50mm for CQ10 Joules1000 hours2000 hoursMethod/RemarkASTM D 4145ASTM D 3363For MEK DRASTM B 117Corrosion, blisters and loss ofadhesion 80% Averagecolour changes not more than 2CIELab unitsWhat Thermoshield doesThermoshield has the capacity and capabilityfor: to look new and clean, throughhydrophilic technology that shifts off near the IR range, keeping the shelteredenvironment cool [Note: solar radiationgives out light and heat in the form ofelectro-magnetic waves (ultraviolet,visible and infra-red) with heat colour vibrancy.In closing, as an unerring endorsementof quality and performance, underscoringall of the above, Thermoshield is packagedwith warranties of (a) up to 30 yearsagainst perforation*, (b) up to 12 years 5 years against dirt staining*. (*Terms andconditions apply.) Roll Former Plant,Bukit Beruntung, Selangor.More information at Building & Investment |

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Design FeatureResidential house uses lightto define spaceThomas Balaban Architecte’s design wins award atQuébec’s Grands Prix du Design 2014. Photo credit: Adrien WilliamsThe facade of the house.Master bedroom terrace.LOCATED IN Montréal’s up and comingSouthwest neighbourhood, this 300 sqmetre (3,200 sq ft) detached house called“Holy Cross Residence” hides a rich spatialcomplexity behind its tough working classfacade. Turning to the neighbourhood’s postwarveteran homes as a source of reference,the architects set out to make a house thatsimultaneously fits in and stands out fromits heterogeneous context without resortingto copying and without sacrificing thecontemporary nature of the project.The principal challenge lay in bringinglight to the living space given the tightnature of the lot and the availability of directsunlight limited to its centre. By flipping thetraditional vertical hierarchy found in mosttwo-storey homes and by carving out a seriesof space from the house’s volume, the projectwas able to address the need for exposure todirect light and concerns about maintainingprivacy. Re-locating the living space upstairs,for example, direct sunlight is utilised where itis needed most. Using the design approach ofcompartmentalising the interior spaces, lightavailable at the centre of the lot is drawn downinto the heart of the house and additionalprivate outdoor spaces are provided for eachroom.One of the most striking features ofthe house is the staggered central outdoorcourtyard, created to funnel light all the waydown to the house’s lowest level. Full heightwindows at different levels provide a theatricalquality to the courtyard space.The courtyard’s design also prioritisesthe use of passive solar energy. The spatialtransparency and open central courtyardallow for a deep penetration of naturallight and for efficient natural ventilationand movement of air in the protectedmicroclimate. In parallel to the courtyard,the stacked staircases combined with a northfacingopening at the top provide a coolingchimney effect inside the house. The housemaximises south facing glazing for directsolar gain in winter, and limits glazing onthe north facade. The radiant concrete floorsBuilding & Investment | 63

Design FeatureEntrance walkway.Powder room.Kitchen and rooftop terrace.Dining room.also serve as a small thermal mass helping tomitigate exterior temperature fluctuations.On the exterior, the house is restrained,light and monochromatic, emphasisingoverall form over components and details.In sharp contrast to the spatial complexitycreated by the central courtyard, the interioris also kept uniform, strategically articulatedwith warm touches appearing in the millworkand central stair. Pale, mat polished concretefloors and unarticulated white walls placethe focus on the homeowners’ collection ofart and design objects. The kitchen is simplyorganised around two elements – the islandand the storage wall – both constructed fromthe same material: heat-treated white oak. Therich chocolate colour of the wood cuts itselfout from the white walls and pale grey floor.Moments of contrasting exuberance arealso offered up in the darker, graphic tones ofthe bathrooms and in the changing vegetationvisible through the windows perforating theexterior of the house. More information at www.t--b--a.com64 Building & Investment |

Design FeatureCité Cosmo’s lobby is best in designDesign firm A2DESIGN’s entry bags first prize at the “Best of Canada”design competition with its interpretation of urban lifestyle.A TOTAL OF 173 entries were submittedto the 17th edition of the “Best of Canada”design competition organised by “CanadianInteriors” magazine and A2DESIGN won firstprize in the “Lobby” category for its work onon a condominium project called Cité Cosmo,in collaboration with Groupe Cholette.Located in the heart of the renownedCentropolis in Laval (Quebec, Canada), theimpressive lobby of the Cité Cosmo buildinghas been enhanced with chrome, largeformat ceramics with subtle textures, woodand lighting with crisp and simple lines. Theselection of elegant and luxurious finishes,paired with ultra-contemporary furniture,gave the distinguished and upscale effectdesired. A custom concept of signage andtypography has also been created, remindingof the pixelated logo accentuated with redfrom the branding image already establishedby Cité Cosmo.With a timeless and contemporarysignage and design, A2DESIGN has beenable to create a luxurious atmosphere with aunique and sober character. An exceptionaldesign reflecting the urban lifestyle of thedistrict.A2DESIGN’s team comprise architects,architectural technologists, urban designers,interior designers, graphic designers and workenvironment specialists. For over 20 years,the firm has been delivering innovative andeffective solutions for large-scale projects inresidential, corporate, commercial, industrialand mixed use sectors. More information at www.a2-design.com66 Building & Investment |

Design FeatureLightemotion breathes life into retailspace with creative lighting systemThe programmable lighting changes colours according to the time of dayand the use of LEDs helps to reduce heat and power consumption.A NEW CUSTOM lighting design developedby Lightemotion has made its mark indowntown Montreal. Working closely withthe facilities team at Complexe Desjardins,Lightemotion has breathed new life into thecity’s largest mixed-use development, totalingfour million sq ft. Complexe Desjardins islocated in the Quartier Des Spectacles andfaces the recently renovated Place Des Arts.The development is the latest addition tothe Quartier with a dynamic and innovativelighting design system.The client was interested in resolvingnumerous issues through a lighting designsystem for the retail concourse and two of themain entrances leading into the concourse.Lightemotion was selected to develop a newlighting system to create a warmer overallambience but it had to generate minimalheat and produce a “call to action” from thestreet so that pedestrians will be enticed toenter the complex. One of the main featuresof the design is the ability for the client tocreate programmable and dynamic lightingeffects that adapt to the time of day, seasonand activity within the space. Environmentalsustainability was also paramount in thelighting system to reduce hydro consumption,cooling and maintenance costs.Lightemotion undertook an exhaustiveresearch and mock-up program thatrecommended replacing the existing floodlights with a custom designed fixture. Theyconceived a bi-directional 140 watt LEDlighting fixture that showcased the uniquediamond-coffered ceiling combined with apowerful down light to illuminate the entireshopping centre, adding much needed textureto the space. This also created unique floorpatterns which make the interior space moreexciting and feel less empty.“This lighting system not only provides68 Building & Investment |

Design Featurea warmer ambience, with pre-programmedlighting that changes over the course of theday, but it is 67 per cent more economicalthan the previous system and providestriple the lighting intensity at floor level,”explains Francois Roupinian, the founder andpresident of Lightemotion.The LED lighting fixture was sourced fromLumenpulse, a Montreal-based company.Their bi-directional LEDs are able to createa lighting ambience that is both friendly anddynamic. Composed of two elements (a frameequipped with RGB LEDs and a downwarddirecteddirectional flood), this brand-newfixture both directs coloured light upward aswell as directing lighting downwards towardsthe floor.By installing one of these fixtures in eachceiling coffer, Lightemotion made it possibleto create very subtle chromatic nuancesthat produce the effect of a path of colourscovering the vault of the retail concourse.Outside, the marquees covering each ofthe building’s two entrances have also beenprovided with a lighting system that canproject onto the ground a chromatic ambiencecreating a call to action to enter the retailconcourse. The down lights provide 4 timesmore lux level than the previous fixtures whilealso creating a visually stimulating pattern onthe floor eliminating the typical flat floodlightwash effect.Since the complex is both an event spaceand shopping centre, there was a mandateto ensure the new fixtures provided a widerange of visual options. After a careful studyof the traffic patterns based on time of day andactivity, Lightemotion developed an “UrbanClock” concept which uses programmableDMX system to adapt the colours, tones,intensity and colour temperature. Morningswere a bright and energetic dynamic whitescheme to help people start their day. Duringbusy lunch hour, warm colour tones provide aluminotherapy effect, especially in the darkerfall and winter months; and at night darkertones in blues and greens create a relaxingambience for shopping.However, the lighting design does morethan just offer a daily show to visitors. Usingonly 132 watts each, the new lighting replacesthe traditional 400-watt fixtures and canautomatically adjust intensity because of theirbuilt-in photo-electric cells. More information at www.lightemotion.caBuilding & Investment | 69

Design FeatureComing up soon: Boston’s tallestresidential buildingArchitect firm Pei Cobb Freed & Partners to design US$700 millionFour Seasons Hotel and Private Residences at One Dalton Street.CONSTRUCTION IS UNDERWAY on a61-storey residential tower that will house ahotel and luxury condominium in Boston’shistoric Back Bay. The building, known asFour Seasons Hotel and Private ResidencesOne Dalton Street, will be designed by PeiCobb Freed & Partners (Henry N Cobb andRoy Barris, lead designers) in collaborationwith Cambridge Seven Associates (GaryJohnson, lead designer). It will be the tallestbuilding to rise in Boston since the JohnHancock Tower, also designed by Pei CobbFreed & Partners in 1976.The new US$700 million tower is a projectof Carpenter & Company Inc, whose proposalwas selected following a national competitionto develop the site.“The project allows us to consider onceagain how a tall building, together with theopen space it frames, can respond creativelyto the need for growth while showingappropriate respect for its historic urbansetting,” said Henry Cobb of Pei Cobb Freed& Partners.The 211-room hotel will occupy thetower’s lower 18 floors, with 188 residentialcondominium units will occupy another 36floors above.Shaped as a soft triangle in plan andsheathed in low-reflectance high-performanceinsulating glass, the building rises from agranite-and-glass podium containing thecondominium lobby and the public roomsof the hotel. Glass-screened incisions in thetower’s surface animate the building volumewhile accommodating operable windows onthe condominium floors, whose upper levelsfeature balconies.The tower is part of a master plan thatincludes 30 Dalton – a 27-storey residentialbuilding designed by the same team anddeveloped by Pritzker Realty Group – anda 5,000 sq ft park designed by Michael VanValkenburgh Associates. More information at www.pcf-p.com70 Building & Investment |

Design FeatureBaccarat Hotel & Residences New Yorkoffers high-end livingThe project is the collaborative vision of some of the top names in the industry,including Baccarat, Starwood and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, among others.BACCARAT HOTEL & Residences NewYork has a show residence that offers afirst glimpse inside the striking 50-storeySkidmore Owings & Merrill designed glasstower. Conceptualised by Stephen Sills, oneof the design industry’s most celebratedtalents, the residence combines modernFrench design with a contemporary NewYork aesthetic. Every aspect of the home ismeticulously finished with jewel-like details,in an appropriate nod to the brilliance, beautyand legacy inherent in the Baccarat brand.The landmark residential tower is a jointventure between Starwood Capital Groupand Tribeca Associates featuring 60 privateresidences atop a 114-room luxury hotel, theglobal flagship for Baccarat Hotels.World-renowned interior designer TonyIngrao conceptualised the tower’s privateresidential lobby as well as the interior layoutsand finishes of the 60 residences, while ParisbasedGilles et Boissier designed the interiorsof the hotel.The three-bedroom show residence,located on the 36th floor boasts 2,525 sqfeet of living space with floor-to-ceilingwindows and views of Central Park. Sillsmasterfully combines neutral tones thatchange with the light, creating a warm andsophisticated ambiance. The living roomfeatures subtle architectural molding detailsthat are upholstered in shimmering goldsilk. The serene bedrooms appear to float inthe sky and are complete with contemporaryfurniture accentuated by Baccarat crystallighting.The dramatic yet welcoming foyer featuresan alluring dark bronze wallpaper and isilluminated by a Baccarat chandelier and apair of Baccarat torch sconces. A modernbronze bench is upholstered with texturedwhite linen fabric, punctuating the space’s72 Building & Investment |

Design Featurebronze motif.In a nod to classic French design, thespacious living room features shimmeringgold wallpaper accented by lush tweed andgold wrapped moldings. The centerpiece ofthe room is a Lou Blass monumental screenwith furniture accents including pairs ofcontemporary Dupre Lafon chairs whichdelightfully contrast with classic 18th centuryFrench Louis XV Bergeres chairs.The dining area is illuminated by a 12-lightZenith Midnight Baccarat chandelier hangingover a yellow birchwood contemporary diningtable and white Louis XVI chairs. Two goldantique mirrored cabinets, each with goldconvex mirrors above, are placed on eitherside of the dining entrance leading to thelibrary.The luxurious master suite featuresa custom-made gold silk screen drapedbehind the queen-size silver tufted bed. Theshimmery, white textured wallpaper andcolumn covered in gold wallpaper evokeFrench glamour, while pale lavender curtainswith silver border envelop the dramatic floorto-ceilingwindows, offering stunning viewsof Central Park.The master bathroom is generouslyoutfitted with a Victoria & Albert soaking tub,a glass-enclosed shower with a Fantini Milanopolished chrome rain jet shower head, andrich white marble, including the floor, wallsand vanity.The Baccarat Residences New York modelapartment, located at 20 West 53rd Street, isnow open and accepting appointments.ABOUT BACCARATOriginally created by decree from King LouisXV, Baccarat is renowned for unmatchedcraftsmanship, innovation and stunningdesign since 1764. The company stilloperates and manufactures its productsin the picturesque town of Baccarat in theAlsace-Lorraine region of France, whereonly absolutely perfect crystal creations areallowed to bear the Baccarat name.Baccarat Hotel & Residences New Yorkprovides the highest level of service andamenities, including access to the luxuryhotel’s many offerings, including 24-hourconcierge service, state-of-the-art fitnesscentre and worldclass dining. More information at www.baccaratresidencesny.comBuilding & Investment | 73

B & I Report MalaysiaSunsuria Bhd:SURIA RESIDENCE @ BUKIT JELUTONG, SHAH ALAM, SELANGOR, MALAYSIAPROJECT REF. 0215-6369CLASSIFICATION Hotel & Serviced ApartmentSTAGE OF PROJECT Sitework, EarthworksLOCATION No 5. (Lot 76106) Jalan Bazar U8/100,Bukit Jelutong Seksyen U8, Shah Alam,Selangor, MalaysiaAPPROX. PROJECT COST RM100 millionAPPROX. COMMENCEMENT DATE 2Q 2015APPROX. COMPLETION DATE 2Q 2018DEVELOPERPinaremas Sdn Bhd(a Subsidiary of Sunsuria Development)Suite 8, Main TowerSunsuria AvenuePersiaran Mahogani, Kota Damansara47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, MalaysiaTel: +603-6145 7777 Fax: +603-6145 7778Contract Manager: Mr NicolasARCHITECTATSA Architects Sdn Bhd (KL)No 45A, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 3Taman Tun Dr Ismail60000 Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaTel: +603-7727 1877 Fax: +603-7727 1875E-mail: En Mohd Azri Bin Mat NorC & S ENGINEERTLK Alpway Associates Sdn Bhd33-1 Jalan USJ 1/1B, Subang MewahRegalia Business Centre47600 Subang Jaya, Selangor, MalaysiaTel: +603-8011 0567 Fax: +603-8023 9580E-mail: tlkalpway@gmail.comDirector: Mr Ir Wong Keng MunM & E ENGINEERPLY & AssociatesUnit C317 Block C, Kelana Square, 17 Jalan SS 7/2647301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, MalaysiaTel: +603-7804 3251 Fax: +603-7804 3252E-mail: plysepakat@yahoo.comEngineer: Mr Lee Choy Huat (E)Engneer: Mr Lim Sang Hoong (M)QUANTITY SURVEYOREconcos Consultant Sdn BhdNo 25-1, Jalan 1/62DMedan Putra Business CentreBandar Sri Manjalara52200 Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaTel: +603-6277 4921/ 6921 Fax: +603-6277 9871E-mail: info@econsosconsultant.comE-mail: sswong@perundingsl.coDirector: Mr Chong Tze HenBRIEF DESCRIPTIONProposed development comprise 2 blocks of residentialtowers having a total of 545 units of serviced apartmentsover freehold land with an area size of 3.55 acres.Elaborate recreational facilities for residents include: ‘Healing Walk’, decks with water pond and hammock seating area and water cascade feature 74 Building & Investment |

B & I Report MalaysiaHatten Group:VEDRO MALL BY THE RIVER @ HATTEN CITY, MELAKA, MALAYSIAPROJECT REF. 0215-6372CLASSIFICATION CommercialSTAGE OF PROJECT Sitework, EarthworksLOCATION Lot Pt 427, Kawasan Bandar 19,Daerah Melaka Tengah, Melaka, MalaysiaAPPROX. PROJECT COST RM122 millionAPPROX. COMMENCEMENT DATE 1Q 2015APPROX. COMPLETION DATE 1Q 2017DEVELOPERFuyuu Resources Sdn Bhd(Hatten Group)F3-96 Hatten Square, Jalan Merdeka75000 Bandar Hilir, Melaka, MalaysiaTel: +606-282 1828 Fax: +606-283 1827Project Director: Mr Ben TangCONSULTANT PROJECT MANAGERProlific Acres Sdn Bhd(a subsidiary of Hatten Group)F3-96 Hatten Square, Jalan Merdeka75000 Bandar Hilir, Melaka, MalaysiaTel: +606-282 1828 Fax: +606-283 1827Project Director: Mr Chong Foh SiongMaster Planner:HRC Development Consultant Sdn Bhd (Melaka)25-1, Jalan Mukim Beruang Utama 2Taman Bukit Beruang Utama75400 Ayer Keroh, Melaka, MalaysiaTel: +606-231 0044 Fax: +606-234 7919E-mail: hrcdev_2011@gmail.comPlanner: En Khairul Tajuddin bin MohamadARCHITECTCHY Architects Sdn BhdUnit B-01-5, 3 Two Square, No 2 Jalan 19/1 Section 1947410 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, MalaysiaTel: +603-7968 3131 Fax: +603-7968 3133E-mail: Ar Ng Chee HuiC & S ENGINEERPerunding TCCNo 33-2A Bandar Puteri, Jalan Puteri 2/6, Bandar Puteri47100 Puchong, Selangor, MalaysiaTel: +603-8052 2010 Fax: +603-8052 2008E-mail: ccteo.ptcc@gmail.comEngineer: Mr WongM & E ENGINEERGreatians Engineers Sdn Bhd3-59 The Scott GardenNo 289, Jalan Klang Lama58000 Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaTel: +603-7972 3257 Fax: +603-7984 3257E-mail: gc@greatian.comEngineer: Mr Chong (E)Engineer: Mr Teh (M)QUANTITY SURVEYORTotal QS Services Sdn Bhd (JB)No 42A, Jalan Kuning, Taman Pelangi80400 Johor Bahru, Johor, MalaysiaTel: +607-333 8793 Fax: +607-332 9368E-mail: totalqs.jb@gmail.comQuantity Surveyor: Ms Teo Yen ChynMAIN CONTRACTORMontane Construction Sdn BhdF3-96A, Hatten SquareJalan Merdeka Bandar Hilir75000 Melaka, MalaysiaTel: +606-282 1828 Fax: +606-283 1827Project manager: Mr KW SiewBRIEF DESCRIPTIONProposed development is a 7-storey mall built on a 2.14acres of freehold land.The 7-storey mall will have 519 units of commercial lotswith a total nett area of approximately 120,000 sq ft within atotal gross built-up area of 360,000 sq ft.The mall will feature high street fashion houses, noveltygadgets and neo-chic accessories. Level 3 will feature theroof terrace sky deck with open-air dining concept, levels 1and 2 will have retail spaces with fashion boutiques, level Gwill feature alfresco dining, fashion accessories and anchortenants, basement 1 will have a supermarket and food stalls,and basement levels 2 and 3 will contain 180 car-parks.76 Building & Investment |

B & I Report MalaysiaIRDK Ventures Sdn Bhd:IRDK CONDOMINIUM @ PUCHONG, SELANGOR, MALAYSIAPROJECT REF. 0315-6406CLASSIFICATION ResidentialSTAGE OF PROJECT Sitework, EarthworksLOCATION Lot PT 302 - PT 341. Persiaran Wawasan,Pusat Bandar Puchong, Selangor, MalaysiaAPPROX. PROJECT COST RM160 millionAPPROX. COMMENCEMENT DATE 2Q 2015APPROX. COMPLETION DATE 2Q 2018DEVELOPERIRDK Ventures Sdn BhdA-10-2 Jalan SS 7/13A, Plaza Kelana Jaya47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, MalaysiaTel: +603-5513 8166 Fax: +603-5518 8166Quantity Surveyor: En Firdaus LatifARCHITECTYTT ArchitectSuite B-3-5 Level 5, Block BMenara Unjang Emas, Jalan Loke Yew55200 Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaTel: +603-9283 5020 Fax: +603-9200 3139E-mail: ytt_kl2@yahoo.comPrincipal: Mr Lim Yoke TiangC & S ENGINEERJurutera Perunding Awam YS Sdn BhdB-09-06 Dataran 32No 2 Jalan 19/146300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, MalaysiaTel: +603-7956 2233 Fax: +603-7956 2223Engineer: Mr Sean LeeM & E ENGINEERMtec Integrated Sdn BhdNo 28-1 Jalan Ara SD 7/3B, Bandar Sri Damansara52200 Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaTel: +603-6280 6006 Fax: +603-6262 1810E-mail: mtec.integrated@gmail.comEngineer: Mr Eddy Low (E)QUANTITY SURVEYORSG Contract ServicesNo 13 2nd Floor, Jalan Permatang GedongTaman Sejati Indah, Sungai Petani08000 Kedah, MalaysiaTel: +604-431 6084 Fax: +604-431 2948E-mail: sgcon@streamyx.comQuantity Surveyor: Mr Saravanan SubramaniamMAIN CONTRACTORArena Majuniaga Sdn Bhd(JVC Teguh Sdn Bhd)No C-13-2 Jalan Serai Wangi H, Alam AvenuePersiaran Selangor, Section 1640200 Shah Alam, Selangor, MalaysiaTel: +603-5513 8166 Fax: +603-5518 8166Quantity Surveyor: En Firdaus LatifBRIEF DESCRIPTIONProposed residential development of 2 towers of 23-storeycondominium blocks with 7 storeys of elevated carpark and a3-storey basement carpark.The condominiums come in 5 types of lay-out plans withfloor built-up areas ranging from 1,528 sq.ft to 2,809 sq.ft.all with balconies, lofty ceilings and wide corridors and areequipped with broadband infrastructure.78 Building & Investment |

B & I Report MalaysiaWCT Land Bhd:THE AZURE RESIDENCES @ PARADIGM PJ (TOWER A),KELANA JAYA, SELANGOR, MALAYSIAPROJECT REF. 0115-6348CLASSIFICATION Hotel & Serviced ApartmentSTAGE OF PROJECT Sitework, ConstructionLOCATION Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, MalaysiaAPPROX. PROJECT COST RM100 millionAPPROX. COMMENCEMENT DATE 4Q 2014APPROX. COMPLETION DATE 4Q 2017DEVELOPERJelas Puri Sdn Bhd (subsidiary of WCT Land)No 63, Lorong Batu Nilam 1ABandar Bukit Tinggi, P.O Box 9441710 Klang, Selangor, MalaysiaTel: +603-3324 3255 Fax: +603-3324 9025Project Manager: Mr SeowCONSULTANT PROJECT MANAGERJelas Puri Sdn Bhd (subsidiary of WCT Land)No 63, Lorong Batu Nilam 1ABandar Bukit Tinggi, P.O Box 9441710 Klang, Selangor, MalaysiaTel: +603-3324 3255 Fax: +603-3324 9025Project Manager: Mr SeowARCHITECTRSP ArkitekSuite 3A-16, Block 8APlaza Sentral, Jalan Station Sentral 550470 Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaTel: +603-2273 6636 Fax: +603-2273 6637E-mail: rspa@rspkl.comWebsite: www.rspkl.comArchitect: En Aznul (Architect)C & S ENGINEERTY Lin International Sdn BhdNo 61-2, Jalan SS 23/1547400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, MalaysiaTel: +603-7804 3313 Fax: +603-7803 5313E-mail: tylin8@po.jaring.myContact: Mr Lim Loke YewM & E ENGINEERPerunding Wepco Sdn BhdD8-03-1 Block D8, Pusat Perdagangan Dana 1Jalan PJU 1A/4647301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, MalaysiaTel: +603-7842 8266/8211 Fax: +603-7842 9266E-mail: twpsb@streamyx.comEngineer: Mr Lee Kok SiongQUANTITY SURVEYORExternal:Perunding C & T Management Sdn BhdNo 6.12, 6th Floor, Wisma Central, Jalan Ampang50450 Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaTel: +603-2163 5848 Fax: +603-2164 1537E-mail: pctm@po.jaring.myQuantity Surveyor: Mr Goh Wye LiInternal:WCT Construction Berhad (Shah Alam)No 12, Jalan Majistreet U1/26Hicom Glenmarie Industrial Park40150 Shah Alam, Selangor, MalaysiaTel: +603-7805 2266 Fax: +603-7804 9367 / 9608E-mail: Surveyor: Ms Priscilla TanMAIN CONTRACTORWCT Construction Berhad (Shah Alam)No 12, Jalan Majistreet U1/26, Section U1Hicom Glenmarie Industrial Park40150 Shah Alam, Selangor, MalaysiaTel: +603-7805 2266 Fax: +603-7804 9367 / 9608E-mail: Surveyor: Ms Priscilla TanBRIEF DESCRIPTIONProposed development consists of a leasehold 30-storeyresidential block with 189 units of serviced apartments withbuilt-up areas ranging from 756 sq ft (with 1+1 bedroom) to1,815 sq ft (with 3+1 bedrooms). The recreational facilitiesinclude swimming pool and jacuzzi, dipping pool, kids pool,steam room, reflective pond, gymnasium, meeting room,reading and relaxation pods and children play area, and hasconvenient access to the lifestyle mall with a variety of F&Boutlets.The Azure Residences is part of The Paradigm which isan integrated commercial development with a GDV of RM1.4billion80 Building & Investment |

B & I Report MalaysiaInnoceria Sdn Bhd:VORTEX BUSINESS PARK @ BUKIT TAMBUN (PHASE 1C),BATU KAWAN, PULAU PINANG, MALAYSIAPROJECT REF. 0115-6359CLASSIFICATION IndustrialSTAGE OF PROJECT Sitework, EarthworksLOCATION (Plot 1-18, 41-60), Lot 520, 524 and 5780(existing Lot 523), Off Jalan Batu Kawan,Bukit Tambun, Mukim 14, Daerah SeberangSelatan, Pulau Pinang, MalaysiaAPPROX. PROJECT COST RM139 millionAPPROX. COMMENCEMENT DATE 2Q 2015APPROX. COMPLETION DATE 2Q 2016DEVELOPERInnoceria Sdn Bhd15 Jalan Todak 5Pusat Bandar Seberang Jaya13700 Seberang Jaya, Pulau Pinang, MalaysiaTel: +604-399 8912 Fax: +604-370 0119Quantity Surveyor: Ms ChewARCHITECTJohnny Ooi Architect2F, Lorong Delima 111600 Gelugor, Pulau Pinang, MalaysiaTel: +604-660 2333 Fax: +604-660 2332E-mail: Mr Chin Kah TatC & S ENGINEERCAA Engineering Consultancy253G, Level 5No 11, Premier CentreJalan Burma10350 Pulau Pinang, MalaysiaTel: +604-2279 882 Fax: +604-2274 882E-mail: cheelyn@pd.jaring.myDirector: Ir Chee Kok WahM & E ENGINEERKK Thean Jurutera PerundingNo 8, 2nd floorLorong Kampung Jawa12000 Butterworth, Pulau Pinang, MalaysiaTel: +604-3313 454 / 4785 Fax: +604-3237 609Director: Ir KK TheanMAIN CONTRACTORVilabina Utara (M) Sdn BhdNo 158 2nd FloorJalan Tolak 3Pusat Bandar Seberang Jaya13700 Perai, Pulau Pinang, MalaysiaTel: +604-8182 923 Fax: +604-8182 922Director: En Mohd Adzha bin AbdullahBRIEF DESCRIPTIONProposed industrial development consists of 112 units of4-storey semi-detached corporate offices with a built-uparea of 6,558 sq ft and 4 types of lay-out plans. The unitsare built to provide better functionality anf productivity andis ideal for various business needs ranging from production,administration, storage, showroom,etc.The whole project comprises Phase one and Phase twowith a total GDV of RM220 millionBuilding & Investment | 81

B & I Report MalaysiaAlor Vista Development Sdn Bhd:ASTON VISTA @ BUKIT MERTAJAM, PULAU PINANG, MALAYSIAPROJECT REF. 0315-6409CLASSIFICATION ResidentialSTAGE OF PROJECT Planning & DesignLOCATION Lot 10000 and 10001, Section 4,Bandar Bukit Mertajam,Seberang Perai Tengah,Pulau Pinang, MalaysiaAPPROX. PROJECT COS RM160 millionAPPROX. COMMENCEMENT DATE 2Q 2015APPROX. COMPLETION DATE 2Q 2017DEVELOPERAlor Vista Development Sdn Bhd12 Lebuh Aston, Taman Aston40000 Bukit Mertajam, Pulau Pinang, MalaysiaTel: +604-548 4499 Fax: +604-548 4466Project Manager: Mr VoonARCHITECTJohnny Ooi Architect2F, Lorong Delima 111600 Gelugor, Pulau Pinang, MalaysiaTel: +604-660 2333 Fax: +604-660 2332E-mail: Mr Chee HowC & S ENGINEERCS PerundingSuite 11-2-2 2nd FloorKinta Lane10400 Pulau Pinang, MalaysiaTel: +604-227 9728 Fax: +604-227 9728Engineer: Mr LauM & E ENGINEERPerunding LN19 Tingkat 1, Jalan Kelisa Emas 2Taman Kelisa Emas13700 Seberang Jaya, Pulau Pinang, MalaysiaTel: +604-397 6008 Fax: +604-397 6009E-mail: jokcheng@yahoo.comEngineer: Mr Lee Kian SengQUANTITY SURVEYORGKG Consultant Cost310-1-3 Superfield PlazaJalan Perak11600 Jelutong, Pulau Pinang, MalaysiaTel: +604-282 0120 Fax: +604-283 2886E-mail: gkg120@yahoo.comQuantity Surveyor: Ms Chan Ean NeeMAIN CONTRACTORBina Kemuncak Cemerlang Sdn Bhd17-1-17 Bayan Point, Medan Kampung Relau11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang, MalaysiaTel: +604-643 6299 Fax: +604-642 6299E-mail: info@bkc.myQuantity Surveyor: Mr Ooi Khai YawBRIEF DESCRIPTIONProposed development of 34-storey residential tower witha 7-storey podium car park and residential facilities. Theresidential tower will contain 284 units of condominiums withbuilt-up areas ranging from 1,314 sq ft to2,422 sq ft.82 Building & Investment |

B & I Report MalaysiaSIME DARBY Property Bhd:CASTILLA @ CHEMARA HILLS, SEREMBAN, NEGERI SEMBILAN, MALAYSIAPROJECT REF. 0115-6356CLASSIFICATION ResidentialSTAGE OF PROJECT Sitework, EarthworksLOCATION Lot 24332, Lot 24331, Lot 3001 andLot 5712, Pekan Bukit Kepayang,Sub-District Of Rasah, District Of Seremban,Negeri Sembilan, MalaysiaAPPROX. PROJECT COST RM33 millionAPPROX. COMMENCEMENT DATE 1Q 2015APPROX. COMPLETION DATE 1Q 2017DEVELOPERSime Darby Property BhdProperty & Maintenance SectionJalan PJU 1A/5, Ara Damansara47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, MalaysiaTel: +603-7849 5000 Fax: +603-7849 5679Head of Property Development: En Zulkifli TahmaliARCHITECTKSKA ArchitectB-2-9 VIVANo 378 Jalan Ipoh51200 Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaTel: +603-4042 4388 / 4042 8988Fax: +603-4042 7588Architect: Puan Yasmin Bin MuhammadC & S ENGINEERDNP KonsultNo 30A, Jalan Rugby 13/30Tadisma Business Park, Section 1340150 Shah Alam, Selangor, MalaysiaTel: +603-5511 5499 Fax: +603-5513 7248E-mail: dnpcsb@gmail.comEngineer: Ir Asran bin Rosli (Structural)M & E ENGINEERPME Consulting Engineer Sdn BhdNo 21-2, Jalan 10/116 BKuchai Entrepreneur Park58200 Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaTel: +603-7982 4176 Fax: +603-7983 4186E-mail: pme@pmesp.comDirector: Mr Chew Siang Meng (E)QUANTITY SURVEYORPakatan Ukur Bahan (Selangor) Sdn Bhd26-2-2A, Jalan Medn PB2BPusat Bandar Baru Bangi, Seksyen 943650 Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor, MalaysiaTel: +603-8926 5854 / 8922 3785Fax: +603-8922 1084E-mail: pubsb_bangi@yahoo.comQuantity Surveyor: En Khairul Johari bin Mat IsaMAIN CONTRACTORMakassar Sdn BhdNo 43-2, Jalan 11/62ABandar Manjalara52000 Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaTel: +603-6275 1733 Fax: +603-6276 1722E-mail: Manager: Mr Adam ChongBRIEF DESCRIPTIONProposed construction and completion of 44 units of3-storey semi-detached houses.84 Building & Investment |

B & I Report MalaysiaLembaga Pembangunan Langkawi (LADA):MAHA TOWER @ LANGKAWI (PHASE 1), KEDAH, MALAYSIAPROJECT REF. 0315-6423CLASSIFICATION CommercialSTAGE OF PROJECT Sitework, EarthworksLOCATION PT 1424 (HSD 1111) Persiaran Putera,Mukim Kuah, Daerah Langkawi, Kedah, MalaysiaAPPROX. PROJECT COST RM74 millionAPPROX. COMMENCEMENT DATE 4Q 2014APPROX. COMPLETION DATE 4Q 2016DEVELOPERPFCE Integrated Plant and ProjectLevel 22 Maju Tower, 1001 Jalan Sultan Ismail50250 Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaTel: +603-2772 8777 Fax: +603-2772 8780Group MD: En Abdul Malek OmarLand Owner:Lembaga Pembangunan Langkawi (LADA)Unit Teknikal Tingkat 7, Kompleks LADAPeti surat 60, Jalan Persiaran Putra07000 Kuah, Langkawi, Kedah, MalaysiaTel: +604-9667 186 Fax: +604-966 5673E-mail: Director: En Mohd Zuhri Bin Abdul RashidARCHITECTWalter & Jo Architect Associates12-3 Jalan PJU 8/5E, Perdana Business CentreDamansara Perdana47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, MalaysiaTel: +603-7733 3188 Fax: +603-7733 3188E-mail: walterc.wjn@gmail.comDirector: Ar Chok Koh SiongC & S ENGINEERPerunding Reka MajuNo. 2-5-2, Jalan 4/50 Diamond Square, Off Jalan Gombak53000 Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaTel: +603-4021 3078 Fax: +603-4023 0703E-mail: prekamaju@yahoo.comDirector: Ir Yap Wai HongM & E ENGINEERPrudenergy Consulting Sdn BhdE-2-10 Neo DamansaraJalan PJU 8/1, Damansara Perdana47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, MalaysiaTel: +603-7726 5516 Fax: +603-7726 5512E-mail: prinsip5516@gmail.comPrincipal: Ir Lam Kim Seong (M)QUANTITY SURVEYORT&T QS ConsultancyUnit H-D1-02 1st Floor, D’Aman CrimsonNo 1 Jalan PJU 1A/41, Ara Jaya47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, MalaysiaTel: +603-7886 4417E-mail: ttqsconsultancy@gmail.comQuantity Surveyor: Cik Amirah binti AzmiMAIN CONTRACTORDekinjaya Builder Sdn BhdPT 1424 Menara Maha, Mukim Kuah07000 Langkawi, Kedah, MalaysiaTel: +604-969 9933 Fax: +604-969 9932E-mail: mahatower_langkawi@hotmail.comQuantity Surveyor: Cik Norhafizah binti HassanSteel and reinforced concrete works contractor:Preserver Bina Sdn BhdLot 8292, No. 3, Tingkat 1, Jalan Istimewa41050 Klang, Selangor, MalaysiaTel: +603-3344 7022 Fax: +603-3344 7013E-mail: pbinasb@streamyx.comDirector: Mr Wong Kok MengBRIEF DESCRIPTIONProposed construction and completion of a 138-metreobservation tower and related facilities will be composed ofsteel and reinforced concrete superstructure on a site of4.57 acres.Maha Tower will have a viewing deck just below its apexand 10 exclusive hotel suites, a conference hall at its base,a sky restaurant at the middle level, and a range of premiumretail outlets. Surrounding the tower will be a 50,000 sq ft tobe used as a venue for future international events.The 138m-tall monument will have an iconic designinfluenced by geometric patterns and minaret structureinherent in Islamic architecture on a site of 4.57 acres. MahaTower will have a viewing deck just below its apex and 10exclusive hotel suite.Building & Investment | 85


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