Contractors invited to attend building conservation workshop in Penang

GEORGE TOWN (Mar 15): Contractors who are interested in undertaking heritage building conservation work are invited to participate in a Heritage Building Conservation Workshop organised by George Town World Heritage Incorporated (GTWHI) on April 21-22.

GTWHI Education Programme Coordinator Rozaini Hassan said the two-day workshop would be held at the School of Housing, Building and Planning, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM).

The workshop, the third series managed by GTWHI, is aimed at increasing the contractors' level of professionalism as well as skills and quality in carrying out maintenance and conservation works on heritage buildings.

In a statement to Bernama here on Thursday, Rozaini said GTWHI is targeting building contractors for the workshop and participation is limited to only 40 people with priority given to early registrations.

"The two-day workshop will focus on technique and usage of building materials, namely, lime coating, roof trusses and wood. Participants would be exposed to both the theory and practical aspects based on the topics."

The workshop is jointly sponsored by USM, Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) and Malaysian Institute of Architects. Participants would be given certificates and points to enable the contractors to renew their registration licences with CIDB.

The workshop fee is RM250 each and registration forms can be downloaded from the GTWHI website.

GTWHI is a body set up to manage, monitor and enforce heritage-related works in Penang. — Bernama

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