Theme: Glass in Buildings

15 November 2018

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

MITEC, Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia

The ASEAN Architectural Glass Conference (AAGC) 2018 jointly organised by Singapore Glass Association (SGA) and CEMS, is hosted by the Malaysian Institute of Architects or Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM). AAGC is the only dedicated conference catering specifically to the architectural glass industry in Glasstech Asia 2018.

Online registration is now closed.

Registeration can be done at the venue.


Programme

Time Details
09:00AM Delegate Registration
09:30AM

Keynote Speaker: 

Glass… The Architectural Medium of Wonder

Mr Theodore Chan

Director

CIAP Architects

10:15AM Tea Break
11:00AM

Observation Decks: Safety with Laminated Glass

Mr. Roy Luo Hai Ming

Manager, Asia-Pacific Market Development

Kuraray

11:30AM

Concise Guide to Use of Glass in Facades

Mr Masoud Moinfar

Managing Director

Fenestra Malaysia Sdn Bhd

 

Ar Chong Yee Loon

Executive Director

Fenestra Malaysia Sdn Bhd

12:15PM

Fluidity in Glass for Art, Design & Function

Ms. Sara Ang

Director

Synergraphic Design Pte Ltd

01:00PM Lunch
02:00PM

SUN, LIGHT & RAIN - Designing Glass Facades in the Tropical Climate

Ar Lilian Tay

Principal of Veritas Architects

Vice-President of PAM

02:45PM

Codes of Practices for Glass in Buildings

Ar Von Kok Leong

Director

Akitek MAA Sdn Bhd

03:30PM Tea Break
04:00PM

Panel Discussion: Glass Application in ASEAN - The Architects' Perspective

Moderator: Ar Sarly Adre Sarkum, Deputy President of Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM)

Panellists:

Ar Ahmad Djuhara, President of Ikatan Arsitek Indonesia (IAI)

Mr Sakchai Yuangtrakul, Vice-President of Association of Siamese Architects (ASA) 

05:00PM Delegates are welcome to visit the exhibition

Speakers

Mr Theodore Chan

Director

CIAP Architects

Topic: Glass …The Architectural Medium of Wonder

Paper Abstract: Architect Theodore EC Chan explores the eternal love-hate architectural relationship between glass, light and the elements of weather in architecture and expounds the many wonders of architectural glass, highlighting its qualities and ever-increasing relevance in today’s architecture. He argues that appreciation and understanding of the potential of glass (often maligned and misunderstood) is key is architects are to exploit glass to its fullest potential in architecture

 

About:

Ar. THEODORE EC CHAN is a Director of CIAP Architects Pte Ltd. As the architect and director of CIAP Architects, he played an instrumental role in the design and implementation of several award-winning healthcare projects - Mt Elizabeth Novena Hospital, NUHS Medical Centre and Yishun Community Centre. Prior to joining CIAP Architects, he had 29 years of experience in multiple architectural firms - IVS Richard Yim Architects, Tangguanbee Architects and SAA Partnership Architects. He was directly involved in significant projects which included The Picture House (Cinema Complex), Bungalow Houses at Mountbatten Road (Honourable Mention Award from the Singapore Institute of Architects in 1992), World Trade Centre Harbour Pavilion (SIA Design Award), Hotel Rendezvous (URA Conservation Award) and Jalan Besar Stadium (Structural Steel Society Design Award).


Mr Chan served as President of Singapore Institute of Architects (2012-2015) where he developed the curriculum for the Architectural Practice Course (Board of Architects and Singapore Institute of Architects) and the National Competency Standards for Architectural Practice (Workforce Development Agency). He has also served on several key industry panels; Board of Architects (Education Review & Accreditation Panel), BCA Green Building Master Plan and Productivity Advisory Committee, URA Conservation Advisory Committee, Peoples Association Development Committee and Land Transport Authority (MRT Development Architectural Design Review Panel). From 2004 to 2008, he taught as Adjunct Architecture Studio Master at the Department of Architecture, School of Design & Environment (National University of Singapore). He has also served on guest critic panels at Department of Architecture (National University of Singapore) and Architectural and Sustainable Design Pillar (Singapore University of Technology and Design).

 

Mr Roy Luo Hai Ming

Manager, Asia-Pacific Market Development

Kuraray

Topic: Observation Decks:  Safety with Laminated Glass

About:

Roy Luo is the Manager, Asia-Pacific Market Development of Kuraray.

Based in Guangzhou, China, Roy has worked across a wide range of construction materials and been involved in the design and delivery of many laminated glass projects across China, Australia, Singapore and Japan.

With more than 19 years of front-line work, Roy has developed expert knowledge in safety glass application and material selection, with key role for the development of prestigious projects like Shanghai Tower, Apple Stores and Marina Bay Hotel etc. He also has extensive experience with the laminated glass code and standard in China.

As a market developer and a team leader, Roy and his team is passionate about delivering innovative and simple solutions, with a rigorous and safety-first approach. Roy always pursues a better way to incorporate Kuraray’s functional laminated glass interlayers material for the design solution so as to build a more comfortable and safer user environment.



 

Ms Sara Ang

Director

Synergraphic Design Pte Ltd

Topic: Fluidity in Glass for Art, Design & Function

Paper Abstract: Technology today has enabled even more possibilities with glass. How else can we use these tools the way that an artist would use paints and paintbrushes to create innovative conceptsand results that are a wonderful blend of function and art in a building?

About:

Sara is a Director at Synergraphic Design Pte Ltd, a design+art studio and production facility that works closely with architects, designers and brands to achieve breakthroughs in concepts and designs in glass for interior and architectural applications. Like her mother, founder of Synergraphic and veteran Singaporean glass artist Ms Florence Ng, Sara is passionate about finding synergies between art, design and function in the versatile medium of glass and with
other materials, as well as making glass in its myriad applications more accessible to all. Sara is also a member of the Design Business Chamber Singapore's Executive Committee.

Mr Masoud Moinfar

Managing Director of Fenestra Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Masoud is a mechanical building services engineer. He has more than 30 years of professional experience in design and construction management of a wide range of projects including large residential apartments, hospitals, institutional facilities, commercial buildings, educational and office developments. Masoud has wide experience in all aspects of building engineering including design, documentation, project administration and construction management. His experience has a strong focus on value engineering and project management. Masoud is passionate about reducing energy consumption of buildings and an ardent advocate of introduction of green technologies in commercial developments. Masoud is a registered GBI Facilitator and a WELL Accredited Professional

 

Ar Chong Yee Loon

Executive Director of Fenestra Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Yee Loon has over 30 years of experience in the architectural field. She has an in-depth understanding of building engineering and construction systems, as well as keen awareness of budget and schedule control. Yee Loon is passionate about sustainable developments and green design in buildings. As a qualified LEED Accredited Professional, WELL Accredited Professional and registered GBI Facilitator, she is well positioned to guide and assist developers and design teams in pursuance of green building certification. Yee Loon heads Fenestra’s Environmentally Sustainable Design team.

Topic: Concise Guide to Use of Glass in Facades

Paper Abstract: The audience will be taken through a whistle stop tour of glass from manufacture, types, performance, codes, safety standards and regulations. Selection of glass to lower heat gains and increasing daylight penetration into the building interiors will be discussed. The presenters will demonstrate pitfalls of using different glass types and lessons learnt from common glass failures in Malaysia.

Ar Lilian Tay

Principal of Veritas Architects

Vice-President of PAM

Topic: SUN, LIGHT & RAIN - Designing Glass Facades in the Tropical Climate

About

Lillian Tay is Principal at VERITAS, an award-winning Malaysian architectural firm. VERITAS aspires to create architecture that responds to the local place and culture. With their HQ at KLCC the past 19 years, VERITAS is passionate about KL’s urban environment.  VERITAS’ notable projects include Menara Binjai, DiGi HQ, One Sentral, Kuala Lumpur MRT stations, Laman PKNS, W Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Star Residences, Oxley Towers.

As Vice President of Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM) from 2017-19, her focus is to enhance opportunities for Malaysian architects to contribute meaningfully to nation building.

Trained at Princeton University, USA, Lillian worked at Kohn Pederson Fox, New York before returning to Kuala Lumpur where she has been a director at VERITAS since 1995.

Ar Von Kok Leong

Director

Akitek MAA Sdn Bhd

Topic: Codes of Practices for Glass in Buildings

Paper Abstract: This paper touches on the existing and new codes of practices and Malaysian Standards for the use of glass in buildings. It aims to provide participants with the basic knowledge of our codes of practices on the types, use and performance of glass.

The technology behind the production and processing of different types of glass for buildings is progressing rapidly. This is largely due to the demand created by the awareness of sustainability and green buildings which led to a greater diversity of the choice of glass. The opportunity to balance the growth with good, clear and practical codes and standards is necessary so as to ensure that buildings perform and benefit from it. It must, however, not stifle creative design.

 

About

Ar. Von Kok Leong is a practicing professional architect registered with LAM and PAM, and a Director at Arkitek MAA Sdn Bhd.

Ar Von is a member of the Joint LAM-PAM Sustainability Committee that strategized and established the Green Building Index (GBI). He is part of the team that led the drafting of the GBI Non-Residential New Construction (NRNC), Non-Residential Existing Building (NREB), Residential New Construction (RNC) version 3 and the Office Interior Rating Tools and Reference Guides. He has regularly presented lectures on GBI, passive design strategies and on MS1525, the Code of Practice on Energy Efficiency and Use of Renewable Energy for Non-Residential Buildings. He is the Chair of the Working Group for the 2019 revision of the MS1525 for Chapter 5 (OTTV, RTTV and Roof U-value), and has also been called upon to represent PAM and MGBC on the writing or the revision of other Malaysian Standards Codes of Practices.

From 2010 til 2012, Ar Von served as the first elected President of the Malaysia Green Building Confederation (MGBC), a membership-based not-for-profit NGO set up to bring about greater awareness of sustainability in the built environment in Malaysia. In his capacity as President, he has also represented MGBC at the WGBC’s Asia Pacific Network committee. Ar Von was also a member of the GBI Accreditation Panel (GBIAP) from 2010 til 2016, and was the Chair of GBIAP from 2013 to 2015. He is also a Fellow of the ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology (AAET), and has represented and delivered Distinguished Lectures on behalf of AAET. Ar Von is also a Fellow of the Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers (MIID), and has served on its Disciplinary Committee and is a member of the Board of Directors of MIID REKA Sdn Bhd.