Government has important role in pushing new building technology

PETALING JAYA (Sept 16): Government’s role is crucial in supporting the rollout of new construction technologies in the country and regulation is also important for the industry players to adapt to new building methods, said Hong Kong-based Ho & Partners Architects (HPA) executive chairman Nicholas Lik Chi Ho.

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Time to shift to new building methods, says PAM president

PETALING JAYA (Sept 16): The Covid-19 pandemic may have hit the construction sector but it also opened up a new avenue for the industry players to rethink the conventional construction process and start to embrace Industrialised Building System (IBS) and Modular Integrated Construction (MiC), said Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM) president Datuk Ezumi Harzani Ismail.

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Should there be a limit to an MC's use of the sinking fund?

PETALING JAYA (July 16): Should there be a limit to a strata management committee's power especially with regards to the usage of the sinking fund? Although existing laws do not impose legal limitations on a committee's powers, Solaris Dutamas Management Corporation (MC) chairman Datuk Nabhesh Khanna said a cap should perhaps be put on the usage of the sinking fund at any one time.

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SMA should define duties of JMB/MC committee members

PETALING JAYA (July 16): The Strata Management Act (SMA) should be reviewed to include the duties and responsibilities of strata building management committee members and chairman, urged Sri Penaga Condominium Management Corporation (MC) past chairman Khaw Chay Tee.

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AGM minutes can tell a prospective buyer a lot about a stratified property

PETALING JAYA (July 9): Looking to buy into a stratified property on the secondary market? Besides the usual questions such as the cost of maintenance and facilities, Chur Associates founder and managing partner Chris Tan added another crucial aspect that could help a prospective buyer decide whether the property is a good investment -- the project's Annual General Meeting (AGM) minutes.

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