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(FREE Live online Session) Evening Talk on "The Importance of Implementation of the Lightning Protection System (LPS) Comply with MS IEC 62305:2007"
 

Date: 20 January 2021 (Wednesday)

Time: 7.00pm– 9.00pm

Venue: Live Online Session (click here to join)

CPD/PDP: 1.5 hours

Event synopsis:

Payment disputes in the construction industry have become a common problem in Malaysia and in most countries, especially 
in developing countries. About 50% of Malaysia construction projects experience Under Payment, Late Payment and/or Non-
Payment issues which causes complication to the projects to the extent that some of the projects are abandoned wherein 
innocent third-party purchasers become victims of delayed and abandoned projects. 
 
One of the main elements for the complication is the client’s inadequate finance or main contractor’s poor cash flows for the 
project.  The  amount  of  money  involved  in  construction  industry  is  enormous  and  when  payments  from  the  clients  are 
delayed, most of the contractors/sub-contractor would not be able to bear the heavy day to day construction expenses by 
themselves  which  includes  the  cost  of  material,  labour  and  other  necessary  day  to  day  expenses.  The  issue  of  payment 
dispute would eventually result in time over-run, cost over-run and total abandonment of the project. 
 
Therefore, the construction payment dispute requires to be dealt with at worst, a cheaper, quicker, simpler, legal binding and 
enforceable  resolution  enabled  by  an  adjudication  proceeding,  which  is  what  The  Construction  Industry  Payment  and 
Adjudication Act (CIPAA) has specially drafted to resolve the issues with provisions such as PROHIBITION of Conditional 
Payment, to STREAMLINE payment procedures and provide REMEDIES for the recovery of payment. 
 
The Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act (CIPAA) 2012 has come into operation with effect since 15 April 
2014.  The talk will cover the definition and key features of CIPAA, construction culture and payment risks, as well as the 
adjudication process under CIPAA.  In addition, identification of construction payment problems, their impact and resolution 
and how to conduct payment recovery through CIPAA proceeding will also be discussed during the talk. 

Lightning is a natural phenomenon that cannot be prevented, therefore a specific Lightning Protection system (LPS) needs to be installed in the building to reduce or eliminate the impact of lightning flash and safely discharge it to the ground. Malaysia, experiences an average of 100 to 140 days of lightning and 600,000 to 1,300,000 number of lightning flashes per year. 

Recently, Suruhanjaya Tenaga (Energy Commission) issued circular on the enforcement of LPS is mandatory to be in compliance to the MS IEC 62305. Understand that even though this circular might may not carry the same weight in Sarawak since Sarawak is under the jurisdiction of another enforcement agency which govern the Electricity Rules, namely Electricity Inspectorate unit, however as a state under Malaysia, conformity is uniform in all states and hence compliance to the Malaysia Standard (MS). Conventionally there are several elements that need to be in place to provide an effective LPS. This talk will cover briefly on how to design and provide effective LPS both conventionally and neutralization. 

This event is FREE. Please join the event via the above link using your full name. Sign-in link will be provided in meeting chat from 7.00pm to 7.15pmSign-out link will be available in meeting chat for 30 minutes after the event. Complete both sign-in and sign-out to confirm your attendance.

*Please refer to the Flyer for further details.

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When: 20 Jan 2021
Where: Online via Microsoft Team