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SYNOPSIS Further, the PAM 2006 imposes definite and at times, REGISTRATION FEE

mandatory time periods on the Architect/consultant team to

Since its introduction in 1969, the Pertubuhan Akitek carry out certain duties, for example, certification and Registration fee per person:
Malaysia (PAM) standard forms of building contract are approvals within a specified time. The failure to do so may
used extensively in the private sector commercial, open the consultant team to professional negligence claims. ACEM member firms RM 400.00
institutional, housing and other building projects. It is Prima facie, the PAM 2006 Form has also not referred to nor
estimated that 90% of the building contracts in the dealt with directly the statutory requirements of the Others (including Government Local Order) RM 500.00
private sector are based on a PAM form. As such, the Certificate of Completion and Compliance (CCC).
PAM forms have become the defacto benchmark as the *EFT by Government depts. RM 504.10
Malaysian Standard Form of Building Contract from its In view of the impact of the new forms on all practitioners in *electronic fund transfer / e-perolehan
genesis in 1969 up to their last revision in 1998. the local building industry, this one day course has been
formulated to address, as an overview (with emphasis on (Fee covers course materials, a copy of the PAM Contract 2006,
The PAM/ISM 1969 Forms has had its fair share of the PAM 2006 (with quantities) Form), the principal revisions lunch & tea breaks)
criticism and judicial scrutiny. The PAM 1998 Forms did, that have been undertaken, the plus points of such
to a large extent address the shortcomings of the revisions, the apparent deficiencies and drawbacks in Registration fee must be paid in Ringgit Malaysia by
previous PAM 1969 forms and continued to be popular in practice, foreseeable areas of contention and possible crossed cheque to ‘Association of Consulting
the later part of the last century and to date. PAM has improvements that should be made to make these forms Engineers Malaysia’.
recently introduced a new set of standard forms entitled relevant and applicable in the contemporary political,
PAM 2006 Forms to replace the PAM 1998 Forms. commercial and professional scenarios. Fee will not be refunded for any cancellation. However,
Although the new forms are dated 2006, they were substitution of participants can be arranged by informing
officially launched in 2007 and made available for use the organiser at least one week before the course
recently. WHO SHOULD ATTEND commences.

The PAM 2006 Forms are stated to be a redraft of its Engineers, Architects, Quantity Surveyors, Developers, Please return the completed registration form, together
1998 predecessor. However, a closer scrutiny of the two Employers, Project Managers, Main Contractors, Sub- with payment, by 7 August 2009 to the following
Forms shows only superficial resemblance. The various Contractors, Suppliers, Local Authorities. address:
provisions in the new Forms have been re-worded,
reshuffled, and amalgamated. The risk allocation for Association of Consulting Engineers Malaysia
time, money matters, quality issues and dispute CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT No. 63-2 & 65-2, Medan Setia 1
resolution between the contractor, employer and Damansara Heights
consultant team has been shifted significantly. Although This course is eligible for 8 CPD hours for Professional 50490 Kuala Lumpur
the PAM 2006 Forms contain some contemporary Engineers registered with the Board of Engineers Malaysia,
provisions, they are also more procedural requiring the and a Certificate of Attendance will be issued subject to full For enquiries, please contact the ACEM secretariat at
contractor, employer and consultants to strictly adhere attendance. tel. 03-20950031, fax 03-20953499 or e-mail
to time provisions with the attendant loss of rights or
incurring of liabilities. Comparatively, the PAM 2006
Forms limit the rights of employers while reducing the
risks borne by contractors. This reallocation of risks
proportionately increases the employer’s exposure and
burden in terms of claims and payments while providing
more possible grounds for disputes between the
contractor and employer.
(to be returned by 7 August 2009) One-day Course on
One-day Course on
08:30 Registration
‘The PAM Contract (2006):
09:00 Opening of Course
‘The PAM Contract (2006): An Overview’
An Overview’
17 August 2009 09:15 Session 1
Eastin Hotel, Petaling Jaya
10:30 Tea Break

10:45 Session 2
12:30 Q & A Session
17 August 2009
Designation: 13:00 Lunch

Organisation: 14:00 Session 3

Eastin Hotel, Petaling Jaya
15:15 Tea Break

15.30 Session 4
16.45 Q & A Session

17.00 Closing of Course

Tel.: Fax:
Course Presenter:
Contact person: BIODATA OF SPEAKER
Ir. Harbans Singh K.S.
Ir. Harbans Singh is a Professional Engineer, Chartered
Registration fee per person: Engineer, Arbitrator, Mediator, Conciliator, Advocate and B.E. (Mech) S’pore, LLB (Hons) London,
Solicitor. He commenced his career with the PWD before CLP, DipICArb (CIArb), P.E., C. Eng., MIEM,
ACEM member firms RM 400.00  MIMechE, MIHEEM, MASHRAE, MCIArb.
joining an international German consultancy practice with
whom he worked locally and then in Koblenz as a designer,
Others (including Government Local Order) RM 500.00 
resident engineer and contract administrator. Later
*EFT by Government depts. RM 504.10  Ir. Harbans served with a local consultancy firm in various
*electronic fund transfer / e-perolehan professional capacities and presently is the Director of HSH
Consult Sdn. Bhd. He is a regular contributor to Buletin
Ingenieur and other publications and is the recipient of a
Enclosed is cheque no.____________ for RM_________ number of awards including IEM’s Tan Sri Hj. Yusoff Prize
organised by
being registration fee for the course. for an outstanding technical paper (2001), the Cedric
Barclay Award and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrator’s
Award for topping the Diploma in International Commercial
Arbitration examination (Oxford 2003). Ir. Harbans is also
the author of a series of four books entitled ‘Engineering and Association of Consulting Engineers Malaysia
Construction Contracts Management’, contributor to ‘The
__________________________ ______________ Malaysian Standard Precedents and Forms’ and is a regular
Signature & Company Stamp Date speaker at courses/seminars.
BEM Approved CPD: 8 hours