www.b-i.biz PUBLISHER B & I Worldwide Sdn Bhd EDITOR Eric Tan ADVERTISING Josephine Lim EDITORIAL CONSULTANTS Chandra Perumal Pete Wong EDITOR’SNOTE This issue marks our entry into the year 2016 which promises to be ‘challenging’. World Bank has announced that weak growth in emerging markets will weigh on global performance. For us in publishing, work goes on as we try to bring you more industry news from around the region, if not the world. Asia is still a dynamic powerhouse generating work for architects and builders from around the globe. Some of the world’s tallest buildings are already RESEARCH & ADMINISTRATION Jennifer Lau Mohamad Azhar Kasim in this part of the region, Shanghai Tower (pg 10) being one of them. Also in CIRCULATION Tan Wee Aik Ronald Foo Borneo Convention Centre (pg 12) and Paramount Utropolis, Selangor (pg HONORARY ADVISORS Datuk Merlyn Kasimir Dato’ Dr Ken Yeang Datuk Ar Tan Pei Ing Ar Chan Seong Aun this issue, we feature the University College of Technology Sarawak (pg 6), 14). In our Special Feature section, we talked to AHI Roofing to get a better understanding of their Decra stone-coated metal roof times (pg 18); while WTW gave us their views on the likely scenario for the property market in 2016 (pg 22). Not all sectors are slowing down as we found out—the mining machinery suppliers are optimistic about the future (pg 24). In our News & Events section, OFFICE Suite 201, Block A Mentari Business Park Jalan PJS 8/5, Bandar Sunway 46150 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia Tel: +603 5631 9395 (Hunting line) Fax: +603 5611 7838 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org PRINTER Superior Press Sdn Bhd Lot 2063A Jalan Kusta Sungai Buloh Kawasan Industri Taman Jaya 47000 Sungai Buluh Selangor Darul Ehsan we bring you a round-up on the happenings within the industry, including a highlight of an architect’s concept on eco-design (pg 26). In our Design Feature section, we showcase a casino in Canada that underwent an invigorating makeover (pg 56); an apartment in London that used to be a car showroom (pg 58); a re-designed Greek-Mediterranean restaurant in Montreal (pg 60); an old country house converted into a modern living space (pg 62); and an apartment in Lebanon that exudes luxury (pg 64). Meanwhile, if you have suggestions to offer, projects to highlight or events that you would like us to cover, please drop us a note. Happy reading! ENDORSED/SUPPORTED BY Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) ERIC TAN, Editor Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM) email@example.com Architects Regional Council of Asia (ARCASIA) Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers (MIID) Building Materials Distributors Association of Malaysia (BMDAM) Malaysian Green Building Confederation (MGBC) Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) 4 Building & Investment | www.b-i.biz This magazine and its contents are provided “as is” and “as available”, without warranty of any kind, implied, express or statutory. The Publisher does not warrant the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of the contents and expressly disclaims liability for errors or omissions in the contents. The content available in the magazine and its website represents the opinions and judgments of the respective information provider.