Events & Seminars

PHYSICAL - The principles of designing for fire safety: the revisions in the Uniform Building By Law 2021 Part 2

Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia Northern Chapter, No. 3 Amoy Lane, 10050 Penang.
Ar Chong Lee Siong

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5th Sept 2023
5th Sept 2023



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Synopsis :
An architect’s flair and creativity in design should not be constrained by statutory rules and regulations, instead, knowledge of the principles of safe design will allow architects to embrace an holistic approach in our design methodology. Since the last update to the UBBL in 2012, we have witnessed the tragic Sultanah Aminah Hospital Johor fire in 2016 and the horrific Grenfell Tower London fire in 2017. Much lessons have been learnt from these two fires. JBPM (Bomba) have taken the lead in revising and updating the fire safety prescriptions in the UBBL resulting in the gazette of the Uniform Building By-Laws 2021. In this seminar, we will re-visit the basic principles of designing for fire safety and elaborate in detail the updated prescriptions of the Uniform Building By-Laws 2021.

The Speaker :

Ar Chong Lee Siong graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture as well as Bachelor in Architecture with Honours (1990) from Deakin University.Lee Siong was a Council Member of the Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia and has served in thePractice Projects Committee, the Disciplinary Committee, the Building Standards and Legislation Committee and Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Committee. He also
served as Honorary Secretary in 2006-2007 and as Vice President in 2007-2008. Lee Siong is active in the pursuit of the study of fire safety engineering from anarchitectural perspective. He is a Member of the Institute of Fire Engineers (UK), and contributed to the drafting of the current Uniform Building By Laws (2012), the publication ‘TheGuide to Fire Protection in Malaysia’ and has delivered numerous papers on the application and interpretation of fire safety provisions in architectural designs. He has also shared his expertiseas guest lecturer and external examiner to the Architecture Faculties of Universiti Malaya,Universiti Sains Malaysia, Universiti Putra Malaysia, International Islamic University of Malaysia, Taylor’s University and Tunku Abdul Rahman University College.
The architectural practice of LeeSiong Architect (now incorporated as LSA architects Sdn Bhd) was established in the year 1994.
Current and past projects include a wide array of projects from apartments to luxury condominiums, small and large industrial complexes and office buildings. A particular expertise is in the planning and design of ‘clean’ and high technology manufacturing facilities for the food and beverage, electronics, aeronautical and automotive industries.