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Products & Services University College of Technology Sarawak (UCTS). LYSAGHT® 360 SEAM® roofing solution used for state-of-the-art university in Sibu Tasked with materialising the futuristic design of University College of Technology Sarawak, NS BlueScope Lysaght meets the challenge with LYSAGHT® 360 SEAM®. SINCE ITS INCEPTION as an educational institution in September 2013, the University College of Technology Sarawak (UCTS) has garnered much praise as an environmentally sustainable structure as well as an architecture marvel even before its completion. As the first university in Malaysia to be awarded the Green Building Index (GBI) Platinum Index, UCTS campus is a futuristically designed campus with an intent to reflect the characteristics of the town of Sibu. Seeing that Sibu is known as a ‘forest town’, the architecture of UCTS was carefully constructed to reflect the environmental state of Sarawak itself. Amongst the most striking features of the structure is the entrance of the university with a circular pool of water, designed to pay tribute to the powerful river of Rejang, the cradle of Sibu. As the first university in Malaysia to attain a GBI Platinum status, the inception of UCTS was also properly constructed with considerations to: (i) Cost-effective construction; (ii) Limited energy consumption; (iii) Consideration of user comfort; (iv) Rain water harvesting and water recycling; (v) Reduced volatile particle emissions; (vi) Solar power generation; and, (vii) High thermal performance rating. 38 Building & Investment | NS BlueScope Lysaght products utilised on UCTS Working closely with Mr Stephen Ho from Aki Media, NS BlueScope Lysaght Sarawak was tasked to achieve the challenging feat of materialising the architect’s state-of-the-art roofing design. This was not an impossible feat as NS BlueScope Lysaght has the most suitable products with the right specification and features to achieve the design requirements. Through constant discussions between architect, Lysaght’s technical team, highly skilled roll-on-site workers and installers, the astonishing task was completed successfully, meeting the architect’s Sound Transmission Class requirements without compromising quality and safety standards of NS BlueScope Lysaght. The construction of Phase 1 which was completed in 2014, consists of 7,800sqm of LYSAGHT® KLIP-LOK® 406 roofing installed for Main Campus building, Administrative Office, Library, M&E Building as well as the guard house. Phase 2 of the construction consists of the completion of 3,800sqm of LYSAGHT® KLIP-LOK® OPTIMATM roofing for the Academic Staff Office Block 2, School of Engineering and School of Food Technology, and 10,282sqm