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Preserving Heritage with Fresh Purpose
SENTUL DEPOT EPITOMISES YTL LAND’S PHILOSOPHY OF REJUVENATING HISTORICAL SITES WITH A DYNAMIC NEW LEASE OF LIFE History resonates vividly at Sentul Depot. Standing at the centre of this massive complex, which once stood among the finest integrated railway engineering workshops in the world, you can almost hear the... Read more
A retrofit option that cuts costs and saves lives
NEW SUPER CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY ENABLES EARTHQUAKE-RESISTANT BUILDINGS BY Zoe Phoon Researchers at Canada’s University of British Columbia (UBC) have developed a new seismic resistant concrete called eco-friendly ductile cementitious composite (EDCC). This technology will see its first real life application in the next few months as part of the... Read more
“High-rise Sickness”: Is there such a thing?
EXPERTS SAY SLIGHTLY SWAYING SKYSCRAPERS COULD TRIGGER MOTION SICKNESS, NAUSEA AND EVEN DEPRESSION BY Zoe Phoon A team of engineers, medics and physiologists from the Exeter and Bath universities in the United Kingdom are exploring claims that people experience motion sickness, tiredness, fatigue, depression, poor concentration and lack of... Read more
KPKT to strengthen Strata Management Act
Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government (KPKT) Minister Tan Sri Noh Omar announced that provisions under the Strata Management Act 2013 will soon be reviewed to require housing developers to settle all liabilities before handing over the apartments to Joint Management Bodies (JMBs). Noh said this is important since... Read more
Blame it on bad attitude, not nature
BY Roznah Abdul Jabbar Fire incidents in public buildings, especially hospitals and schools, are unthinkable as they are expected to be safe and secure for occupancy, said national chairman of Fire Prevention Council Malaysia (FIPCOM), Datuk Dr Soh Chai Hock. According to Soh, some buildings are relying on temporary certificates and... Read more