Foundation In Natural & Built Environment
July Intake 2013
Introduction To Construction Industry (FNBE0125)
Lecturer : Pn. Hasmanira
Tan Wee Keat : 0315885
Tee Hiang Nian : 0316316
Jason Lim : 0316791
Yee Algel : 0315890
Thun Shao Xun : 0315919
Ooi Kai Yang : 0315663
Chin Tze Wei : 0315767
Introduction of Company
MINISTRY of DEFENCE
Since Malaysia achieved its independence on August 31, 1957, the Ministry of Defence
has been officially operated in a building located in Brockman Road (currently known as
Dato' Onn Street), Kuala Lumpur. The office of the first Defence Minister, the late Tun
Abdul Razak, who had served from 31 August 1957 until September 22, 1970, was also
A few years later, the first Ministry of Defence building was built by the Federal
Government at Jalan Padang Tembak, Kuala Lumpur to house the commander offices
and Malaysian Armed Forces senior officers of all the three services. The building was
constructed at a cost of RM 122,000.00 which was approved by then Defence Minister,
Tun Abdul Razak on March 18, 1960.
In order to accommodate the increasing needs with the expansion of the armed forces
towards the control of national security responsibility, a complex which consist of six
blocks building as high as four-storey each was built in front of the Personnel Services
Division office. The RM2 Million complex was opened by the Prime Minister, Tunku
Abdul Rahman on 6 April 1967. Following of the British Government decision to
withdraw their armies from this region after 1970, Malaysian Government has taken
several steps, Ministry of Defence was required to reorganize Malaysian Armed Forces’
need of its expansion purposes.
Realizing this, the government has decided to build one new building for Ministry of
Defence to accommodate all its agencies. Thus, on March 10, 1982, the foundations of
the building had been launched by the Deputy Defence Minister, Dato' Abang Abu
Bakar bin Datu Bandar Abang Haji Mustapha.
The new building of Ministry of Defence which is located at Jalan Padang Tembak,
Kuala Lumpur, was built with the price of RM 144 million. The construction started in
early 1982 and completed in the middle year 1985. The building as high as 20 storeys
which is known as 'Defence building' provide office compartments and meeting rooms.
Its surroundings which is known as Defence Building Complex also provide some of the
facilities such as the tiered parking, auditorium, Surau, parade square, guard station,
tower, computer room, 'helipad', cafeteria and others.
Ministry of Defence is led by Defence Minister and assisted by the Deputy Minister.
Ministry of Defence organization contains two main services; civilian and Malaysian
Armed Forces (MAF). The ministry is responsible towards the implementation of
National Defence Policy and resources provided to the armed forces to defend the
Address: 5th Floor, Wisma Pertahanan, Jalan Padang Tembak, 50634, Kuala Lumpur,
: 603-2692 1333
Operation of barrack
Operation of shooting range
Insurance of safety
Introduction of Land
Surrounding Area: River, flora and fauna, bridge, School and hotel
Types of building:
Military Training Centre
Barrack Building : RM 300,000
Total Estimated Amount
Big underground storage
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Total Budget Estimated Amount: RM4,219,300
Deadlineof project:3-4 months
Duration of the project:Jan 2014-March 2014
Double-glazing glass for sound proof windows
A place where the army can train
A place to attain skills in using firearms
Different training environment compared to other military bases
To sharpen individual skills as a soldier
To increase the number of army
To give inspiration to the students who study at the school nearby
To use up the empty space wisely
To produce skillful army to protect the country
Healthy environment to ensure the health of the army
Advantage of the location:
Affects the study environment of the school nearby
Cold weather at night
Affects the ecosystem
Ways to overcome the problems:
Provide bus service
Shooting range will be in a closed room
Big underground storage
New military place in Janda Baik
Army can enjoy nice and quiet environment
Consequences (Advantages & Disadvantages)
In the end, the military base will become the landmark of Janda Baik
Those with asthma and heart disorder are under additional risks
As a conclusion, the empty space beside in Janda Baik will be used up wisely as
a military training base. It is an ideal place because the environment there is healthier
compared to other military bases, which improves the health of the army who risk their
lives to protect our country and to ensure the people’s safety.Not only that, Janda Baik
is located in a hilly area, which means the whole forest and mountain can be used for
training. For example, the forest can be used to have a campfire or a survival test and
the hilly areas can be used for training like a morning jog, which is harder compared to
jogging on flat surfaces. Thus, themilitary base in Janda Baik is sure to produce good
and quality training for the army.
Interview with Mr. Tan Tang Hai (CIVIL ENGINEER)
Company: LGG CONSTRUCTION SDN.BHD
1) How long have you been involve in the construction industry?
I have been working in the construction industry for the past 24 years
3) What is the company’s motive?
Since the company is involved in infrastructure work, the motive of the company is to
2) Which company are you working in?
I am currently working in LGG construction sdn.bhd
excellent quality product at a stipulated time to our client and of course, within the
4) Can you tell us more about your job?
Actually I am the director of the company. My duties are to secure projects, recruit
suitable project staffs like civil engineers, quantity surveyors and site supervisors. Not
only that, to deal with the local authority for submission and getting approval for C.F
application and of course, to make sure the project is delivered within time schedule
and cost budget.
5) Do you enjoy your job? Why?
I do, even though the job is struggling, if we work with interest we take it as a challenge.
6) List down some of the constructions you had been involved in the past.
I have completed several infrastructure projects in Klang Valley especially housing
projects. I have a few projects with Suncity for example, Sunway South Quay,
Sunway damansara, Sunway SPK, Sunway Cheras and many more. Also, some
project with SP Setia like Setia Alam and Setia Eco Park.
7) The latest project you are involved in?
The current project I am working on are Setia Eco glade Cyberjaya and WCT land
Parkland in Jalan Banting.
8) Any words of wisdom to the younger generation who wishes to be a contractor in the
Work as a contractor is very tough and challenging. I believe that in order to be
successful, one should not only have academic qualification, he must be able to
foresee problems and solve the problem. Besides that, one must possess good
human relationship skills and more importantly, a correct attitude towards the work.
So, my word of advice is to be insistent and persistent in order to overcome the
Interview with Mr Leong Cheng Wai (ARCHITECT)
Usually how a project started?
Once we had been appointed as the project architect by a developer, we will then
appointing a Town Planning Architect for the relevant needful and prepare a conceptual
plan according to the idea and budget of the developer. Upon the conceptual design is
accepted by the developer, we will then prepare the development order, building plan
and etc for the local authority approval prior the building construction is taken place.
Why you choose Architecture as your career? Did you enjoy it?
To fulfill my ambitious since young. Definitely I enjoy my job.
What are the things needed in order for a project to start?
As mentioned in item No.2, a project team form up by the C&S Consulting Engineer,
M&E Consulting Engineer, Landscaping Architect & Quantity Surveyor shall be form in
order for a project to start.
What does your job does before, during and after a construction project?
Upon appointed as the Architect for a project, we will follow up to recommending and
appointing our project team consultants such as Town Planning Architect, Civil &
Structure Engineer, M&E Engineer, Landscape Architect, Quantity Surveyor and other
specialist to form a relevant project team. Upon the team been formed, we need to
prepare and submit a developer order to the local authority for the relevant approval.
Upon approved, we need to prepare the building layout plan for the stake holder
acceptance and then forward to the other project team consultants for their respective
detail design. Then we need to compile all the relevant design and obtain final
acceptance by the stake holder prior to submit to the local authority for final approval.
Upon the project been approved and executed, we need to implement the construction
flow according to the set and time frame. Finally we need to ascertain the project quality
is achieved and accepted and arrange for final inspection by the local authority for the
certificate of fitness accordingly.
Is project brief a necessary in a project? Can you explain more about it.
Yes. The project brief by the Architect is definitely important in order the project
objective such as design theme, concept, quality control and etc is met.
6.What kind of struggles you had face during your job.
Lack of free hand due to interruptions by the client.
What is your experience working with other Architects, Quantity Surveyors and
Good. Make sure you need a good rapport with other Architects, Quantity Surveyors
and Engineer to achieve your project goal and objective.
Is it possible to build a building without having an Architect? If Yes, give an
In general, it is discourage to build a building without an Architect. Certain small building
such as small factory is build without an Architect in which the superintended officer’s
roll and responsibility is taken over by the assigned C&S Engineer.
What is your opinion regarding Malaysia’s construction industry?
Malaysia is rich in development land bank and the economy are fast growing especially
in urban areas. The housing demand is getting increasing tremendously and as such,
the construction industry especially residential project will be recorded with flying
Is bribery common in construction industry?
colours. However, the recent new rules imposed by the government such as omitting
DIBS and other limitation had definitely affecting the well growth of the construction
industry in Malaysia.
Any advice you would like give to the fresh graduates who are interested in
pursuing in the construction industry?
Construction is something that difference from other industry. It is a melting port
especially the involved persons are from difference academic background, culture,
races and etc. You must be able to develop a good rapport with them for your career
goal and human relation achievement and the most important is you must be
passionate to your works at all time.
Name: Thun Kim Guan (QUANTITY SURVEYOR)
Company: K.H. Land Sdn. Bhd.
1. Working experience: 27 Years
2. Position/rank: General Manager
4. Your working experience with the Architects, Civil engineers and Quantity Surveyors?
Learn skills with each other and gain knowledge and experience from them
3. Name of the company you are working with right now?How your views on that
company you are working for? Can you tell us about the company’s motive?
K.H land sdn bhd, Assets rich and less active developer
5. Can you tell us more about your job?
Generally managing property developer
6. Do you enjoy your job? Why?
Yes, because I like mathematics and also seek for better prospect and self
7. The steps you have taken that made you what you are now?
Hardworking, attaining new knowledge
8. List down some of the constructions you had been involved in the past.
Project monitored in Kenobuild Sdn Bhd:
Developed master construction schedule using Scitor Project Scheduler &
Monitoring and tracking of works progress forthnightly, Advise contractor on
pertaining to EOT and claims etc.
Bayan Bay Shopping Complex in Penang.
Condominium development at Segambut Dalam, Changkat Kiara Sdn
Suria Mas Condominium at Sunway Mentari for Skillcet Holdings Sdn Bhd
Carrefour Hypermarket at Bukit Raja (RM 30M in 3/2007 6/2007)
Carrefour Hypermarket at Ampang (RM 50M in 10/2007 1/2008)
Project Administered/Managed in The Store Corporation Berhad :
KB Mall and Bazaar ( Gross Development Value Rm 100M 4/2003
Shopping Complex at Tandop, Alor Setar, (RM 55M 2/2004
Contracts Administered/overseen in Shimizu Corporation :
Kiaramas Condominium Project, Mount Kiara (Rm 59.6M)
Teo Hang Sum Realty Office Tower, Jln Tun Razak.(RM155M)
Little Sister Home for the Poor, Cheras (RM 23.5M)
Honda Car Assembly Plant, Alor Gajah, Melaka (Rm 60M++)
FPG Waste Water Treatment Plant, Kuantan (RM13.9M)
Titan LDPE Plant, Tanjung Langsat, Johor (RM55M)
Titan Multiproduct Warehouse, Tanjung Langsat, Johor (RM 14.7M)
Head Office & R&D Centre for Fujitsu Systems Business (M)
Berhad, Cyberjaya, Selangor (RM24.6M)
Contracts involved in Alpha Atlas Project Management Sdn Bhd:
Menara Atlas, Federal Highway, Kuala Lumpur (RM 235M)
Projects Administered/Managed in BT Contracts Sdn Bhd:
Mock-up hotel rooms for Landside Hotel, KLIA (RM300k)
Terminal 1 Washroom renovation, Subang Airport, (RM 2.1M)
Interior Decoration Works for Bukit Cahaya Country Resorts HQ, Wisma
Glenmarie Industrial Park, Shah Alam
Refurbishment & fitouts of Ranhill Bersekutu HQ at Setia Wangsa, KL
Refurbishment & fitouts of Unico Berhad HQ (RM600k)
Refurbishment & fitouts of Bungalow at SS19 Subang Jaya, Selangor
Interior Decoration works & fitouts of Lady’s SPA at 9 & 10th floor,Wisma
Genesis II, KL.
Interior Decoration works & fitouts to Saujana Villas Condo, Subang, KL
Construction & completion of Furniture factory at Rasa, Selangor
3 units of Bungalow construction at Tropicana G&C Resorts & Country
Interior fitouts to Saujana Impian Golf & Country Resort Clubhouse
Renovation, interior decoration & fitouts works to Shark Club at Jalan
Sultan Ismail, KL.
Proposed Fairlane Hotel (286 rooms) development on Jalan Walter
Grenier, Kuala Lumpur.
Development Cost : RM60M; Contract Duration : 9/1993 - 12/1995
Low Yat City, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur.- Substructure stage.
Development Cost : MR480M
Carlton Hotel, Jalan Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur.
Development Cost : MR25M
Townhouse development in Mount Pleasure (33 units).
High cost apartment on Lot 14227, Jalan Damansara, Kuala Lumpur.
Various feasibility studies for property development such as :
2600 acres of township development in Batu Arang, Selangor.
Works accomplished with Low Yat Group:
9 acres of commercial complex development in Jalan Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur.
3. 360 rooms hotel development in Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, Penang.
572 units of condominium development on Jalan Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur.
Various condominium development in Ampang District and etc.
Works accomplished with APL Concrete Construction Sdn Bhd :
Tendering for :
Kapar Power Plant, Phase 3, Major Civil Works;
Menara Alor Star (Telecom. Tower) - Successful bid;
Bukit Saujana Condominium development, Johore Bahru;
Delta Heritage Hotel, Bukit Bintang, K.L. for Pengkalen Height Sdn Bhd.
Midlands development (mixed development), Penang
- Alternative design
Condominium development on Lot 999, Section 1,
DTL, Penang - submission
proposal in design & built package.
Several housing schemes :
* Petronas housing & mixed development scheme at Paka, Kertih.
* Low cost housing scheme @ Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Penang.
* High rise apartment at Lot H.S. (D) 1017 & part of Lot 995, Section 1,
Tokong, Penang and etc..
Works accomplished with Low Yat Group:
Works accomplished with Newest Sdn Bhd :
Proposed 61 storey High Rise Office Development on existing City Square
Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur. (850,000 sq. ft.)
Development Cost : RM165M; Contract Duration : 9/1990 - 9/1993
Crown Princess Hotel on existing City Square Complex, Jalan Tun Razak,
Development Cost : RM160M; Contract Duration : 11/1989 - 6/1992
Proposed 160 units of Condominium Development, Seaview Gardens on
lot 39 & 394,
Mount Pleasure, Batu Ferringhi, Penang.
Development Cost : RM23M(Exclude land cost); Contract Duration :
2/1990 - 10/1993
Proposed 247 Units of mixed development (commercial & residential),
at 11th miles, Jalan Cheras, Hulu Langat, Selangor.
Development Cost : RM14M; Contract Duration : 5/1991 - 3/1993
Prima Damansara Condominium Development on Lots 777- 779, Jalan
Damansara Height, Kuala Lumpur.
19 storey Menara Seputeh Apartment on Lots 35, 99 - 100, Section 99,
Lama, Kuala Lumpur.
Works accomplished with Chahaya Pemborong Sdn Bhd (Sabah) :
Sabah Rural Trunk Road Project, Sandakan -Lahad Datu Road, Package
Sabah Rural Trunk Road Project, Kinabatangan & Segama Bridges
Package F, Subcontract Works for Earthworks & Pavement Works.
Sungai Manila Road Rehabilitation Project, Sandakan District, Sabah.
Works accomplished with Kurun Jaya Sdn Bhd:
Subcontract for Building Works for Teluk Intan New District Hospital,
i) Pharmacy & Administration Building;
ii) Radiology & Operation Theatre;
iii) 2 blocks of 4-storey nurses accommodation flats.
Building Works & External Works for 94 Units of Apartment, Evergreen
Ringlet, Cameron Highland.
9. Any word of wisdoms to the younger generation who wishes to be a constructor in the
Hardworking and motivative