Busy evening for Brunei architects

Hakim Hayat

Institution of Surveyors, Engineers and Architects (PUJA) Brunei Architect Division organised a Architect’s Night 2021 at Brunei Tennis Club in Berakas on Friday.

Deputy Minister of Development Dato Seri Paduka Ar Awang Haji Marzuke bin Haji Mohsin, a fellow member of PUJA Architect Division and an advisor to the Architect Division Committee, attended the event.

Vice President and Chairman of PUJA Architect Division Ar Zul ‘Amali bin Dato Paduka Haji Idris gave opening remarks and introduced the committee members. The evening also saw Institute of Architects, PUJA launch MOA Version 1.0 of the ‘Conditions of Appointment of Architect’s Services and Mode of Payment’.

PUJA said this brings the institute one step closer to aligning with other institute of architects, such as Singapore Institute of Architects, Malaysian Institute of Architects and Royal Institute of British Architects.

The evening’s highlights included a webinar presentation on syphonic roof drainage by Goh Chun Hee of Fast Flow, Malaysia and promoted by local agent Welflex Engineering Sdn Bhd. The system allows for design using smaller diameter pipes and fewer number of rainwater downpipes allowing horizontal and fast flowing rainwater to discharge points.

Showcasing one of PUJA (B) activities was the project on ‘Creating a Community Centre at Kampong Bolkiah B’, partnered with Afifah from Abdullah PUJA (B) Young Architects representative.

The project converted a residential unit into a community centre.

The event continued with talking points for a roundtable meeting of Brunei architects expected to be held next month.

The discussions were followed by dinner and interaction between architects.

Deputy Minister of Development Dato Seri Paduka Ar Awang Haji Marzuke bin Haji Mohsin with PUJA (B) committee and members at the gathering. PHOTO: HAKIM HAYAT