Date: Friday, January 26, 2018

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JKR project was once again recognised through an international work paper by conservation experts involved with the Mural Conservation and Conservation Project at Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, Professor Dr. A Ghafar Ahmad from Universiti Sains Malaysia, which published in ACCU Nara International Correspondent Vol. 19, Asia-Pacific Cultured Center for UNESCO (ACCU). This paper details the conservation works of the building which is being implemented by JKR.

JKR has received applications from the Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka for the assistance of consultancy services for the DBP Old Building  Conservation Project. This building has been categorized as a National Heritage Building and all development needs to be undertaken are subject to the National Heritage Act 2005. The building has also been gazetted as a legacy building under National Heritage Act 2005 on 12 November 2012.

JKR has been entrusted with implementing the project from the planning stage to completion by using the conventional (Architectural Consultant) method. Among the scope of implementation are as follows:

a) Diluted Review Report.

b) Preparing Terms of Reference for Consultants with the assistance of the National Heritage Department which can be used as a guidance in carrying out Heritage Building Conservation Works.

c) Appointing a conservation officer in the project team and forwarding the latest design concept drawings.

d) Presentation on Concept Drawings and Rebuilding the DBP Building.

e) Conducting work on Material Testing in DBP's old building to determine the composition of existing building materials used in the building, which involves the mural conservation work.

f) Coordinating the scope, especially the museum's needs and conservation work that should be approved by the contractor's conservator.

g) Presentation of the latest concept drawings that have taken into account the needs of all fire fighting & museum requirements) based on the latest guidelines set by the local authorities and relevant government agencies.