Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Public Awareness Talk on Green Building Index (GBI) on 20th March 2015 [BEM Approved CPD HOURS: 6]

Date    : 20th March 2015 (Friday)
Time    : 08:00hours to 17:00hours
Venue  : Imperial Hotel Miri (Danum Room, Level 5)
Fees    : RM100 (Student IEM/non IEM members) – Please bring valid student ID
           : RM250 (for IEM members only including graduate/professional members)
           : RM400 (for non-IEM members)


Green building concept is new to Miri community, especially to both local developers, students, graduates and investors. Miri city had been developing rapidly over the years with the growing demand in constructions such as hotels, apartments, malls and offices. With that, it is essential to introduce GBI (Green Building Index) to the local community. This is to allow engineers and developers to focus on efficient use of resource such as energy, water and material and reduce impact on human health and environment.

Targets: Students, Engineers, Developers, Government personnel and all Local Authorities.

Seats limited to 50 Participants. Registration will be closed on 16th March 2015 (Monday).

For more information, please contact Chong Feng Chyuan @ 0168556192 / or Francis Wong @

Please download the REGISTRATION FORM as below:

Sunday, 17 November 2013

An invitation to CIE 2014 “Lighting Quality & Energy Efficiency” Conference - 23-26th Apr 2014, Kuala Lumpur

The CIE, which recently celebrated its centenary, is the oldest and most respected international scientific and standards organization in the field of light and lighting. It is totally committed to the development of energy efficient lighting technologies and standards, but without sacrificing lighting quality, the safety and security of human well-being, the environment and the economy.This objective can be achieved through the intelligent use of new technologies and a scientific understanding of the varied human needs for different types of lighting in different settings:
  • A more efficient use of daylight, augmented with the use of more efficient lamps and the latest lighting technology, should enable us to save energy without sacrificing quality of lighting.
  • Findings in medical science reveal that light plays important roles in maintaining optimum regulation of biological rhythms and hormones on a daily basis. While this knowledge can be used to positive effect, it also shows us that ill-conceived lighting can be detrimental to health and safety.
  • Darkness has many benefits: electronic control systems enable us to adapt light levels and timing of artificial lighting to direct need, and thus minimize both energy consumption and unintended effects on living systems.
Good lighting brings safety, security and a better quality of life to all but needs to be supplied in a task-dependent manner, that is of a quantity and quality appropriate to the task, and with the minimal use of resources.

As President of the CIE, and as Conference President, we are proud to present CIE 2014 “Lighting Quality & Energy Efficiency” as a unique forum for discovering the latest developments and results from the lighting world. The meeting will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from April 23-26, 2014. I invite you to join me there in the effort to enhance lighting quality and reduce energy consumption worldwide.

We look forward to a fascinating and informative meeting in Kuala LumpurCIE 2014 will highlight topics in:
  • Daylight, Lighting Systems and Energy Saving
  • Light and the Visual Perception of Quality
  • Photobiological Effects
  • Characterizing lighting systems
For more info, please click HERE.

Fully Paid Membership Scheme

Greetings to IEM Miri Members! 

We recently introduced a new membership subscription scheme aimed at:
i)  Doing away with the hassle of having you to renew your IEM membership every year;
ii)  Indemnifying you from any future increases in the yearly membership subscription fees (which are reviewed every 5 yearly to adjust for inflation) and even if you were to be promoted to higher membership grades as you progress your professional development.

To cut short the story, please
(1) take a look at the attached examples of how this is a win-win proposition by saving you time & money.  And
(2) then follow through by *returning the completed Registration form (attached) + your payment direct to the HQs' address stated therein  for processing*.

For information, the annual IEM membership fees would be increased by 20% come 1st Jan 2014 as part of the 5-yearly adjustment mentioned earlier. And no, this is not part of a sales gimmick! 

Please click here for more info!
Please click here HERE for Fully Paid Membership Scheme Application Form.

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Technical Visit to Shell’s Asia Pacific Wells Training Hub (2 CPD Hours) (Registration Closed)

Sarawak Shell Berhad has recently set up the Asia Pacific Wells Training Hub in Lutong, Miri. The training hub is equipped with state-of-the-art well control simulators and well intervention control simulators. The visit aims to inform the large group of local engineers in the oil and gas industries about this development, and to provide exposure on drilling activities for engineers from other industries.

Date:   24th October 2013 (Thursday)
Time:   10.00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m.
Venue:   Sarawak Shell Berhad, Lutong, Miri 
(Meeting Point at Sarawak Shell’s Office Lobby)
Fees:   Free of Charge
CPD Hours: 2 ( Ref. no: IEM13/MIRI/282/V)


9:45 a.m.
Registration at the lobby of Sarawak Shell Office
10:00 – 11:00am
Briefing from Senior Wells Engineer, Sarawak Shell.
11: 00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Visit to the well control simulator facilities
End of visit

The visit is free-of-charge for all IEM members. It is strictly limited to only 15 participants registered on a first come, first served basis. Interested members can register themselves online at the link below. When all seats have been filled, the registration will be closed.

Friday, 2 August 2013

One-day Seminar: IEC Ex Certification Scheme Awareness

Date : 19 September 2013 (Thursday)
Time : 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Venue : IEM Miri Branch Ofice, Miri
Speaker : Mohd Faudzi, Hj Halim Hafiz, Harman Alang Kasim, Mansor

CPD/PPD Hours: 5.5

Jointly Organised By: IEM Miri Branch, SIRIM and Standards Malaysia


“Ex” areas are known by different names such as “Hazardous Locations” or “Hazardous Areas” and relate to areas where the presence of flammable liquids, vapours, gases or combustible dusts are likely to occur in quantities sufficient to cause a fire or explosion.

It is a requirement that industries processing flammable liquids, vapours, gases or combustible dust must use certified equipment in the facilities. Such equipment is rated as “Ex” certified equipment.

Where do you commonly find “Ex” certified equipment?
  • “Ex” certified equipment is found in areas such as:
  • Automotive refueling stations or petrol stations
  • Oil refineries, rigs and processing plants
  • Chemical processing plants
  • Printing industries, paper and textiles
  • Hospital operating theatres
  • Aircraft refueling and hangars
  • Surface coating industries
  • Underground coalmines
  • Sewerage treatment plants
  • Gas pipelines and distribution centers
  • Grain handling and storage
  • Woodworking areas
  • Sugar refineries

Register Online