Sunday, May 31, 2009

...howwwzattt... demolition went awry pt. 2...

Ground Zero: 3 excavators that been working inside the building

AFTERSHOCKS! Building had NO approval for demolition... and more shocks
So many stunning revelations

MalayMail - Friday, May 29th, 2009 08:09:00

GROUND ZERO: The state of the former Jaya Supermarket building after it collapsed on itself yesterday. Note the three machines — they had been at work on the building.

SHOCKING: The Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) has revealed that NO approval was given for the demolition of Jaya Shopping Centre, the former popular lifestyle centre in the busy commercial enclave of Section 14, Petaling Jaya.

SHOCKING: The demolition contractor had been nibbling away at the collapsed section of the 10-storey abandoned tower with long-reach excavators over the past week.

SHOCKING: The building might have collapsed because it was overloaded with heavy machinery. Eight excavators were inside, one of which still had its engine running.

SHOCKING: Explosives are believed to have been used over the past week, with residents claiming they heard “booming” sounds.

SHOCKING: The core demolition work was to have started at 6pm yesterday — but no one was aware of the method that was to have been used.

SHOCKING: Experts suspect no preventive measures were undertaken to ensure that the building did not collapse or become dangerous due to the effects of vibration, wind or other activity. more here

Now it was confirmed 7 lives were lost during the incident. Hmm... I wouldn't call it an incident, in fact it would've never been happen if the related parties exercised extra care and follow the right guidelines when doing the demolition involving congested areas.

In the news bulletin last night it was mention that several homes had to be vacated because it was unsafe hence affected by the event. Who's to blame, who's to compensate the owners?

The newscaster also mentioned about no local were killed or injured from the calamity apart from 9 Indonesians who were doing some works inside the building.

The way he said it what I can interpret was; we can go easy now since no locals were involved. What craps are talking about now? Do you mean foreigner lives have no value here (except for all the Mat Saleh kot...)?

Friday, May 29, 2009

...howwwzattt... demolition went awry...

"Petaling Jaya, 28 May - Two workers were killed and five others are still trapped when Jaya Supermarket in Section 14, a Petaling Jaya icon being torn down for redevelopment collapsed during demolition works that went awry in the busy commercial district." more here

Went awry? What a fucking way to say when you messed up with your work. How could suppose a control demolition went awry? Did they used explosive or did they used this huge steel ball in performing the task. A control demolition should be left to the expert only. Did they not know such term as a calculated risks?

Now lives were taken. You cannot claimed it as an act of God. Such blunders were an act of men, total ignorance I say. It's a shame when we can built huge and long tunnel under the city where the work was even featured in the Discovery Channels not long ago, we can built the tallest tower in the world (at that time); not one but two side by side. And now, this calamity happened.

By the way, did our JKR have any expertise in demolishing any unwanted building? As usual, this warrants for a Royal Commission to be set up.

Friday, May 22, 2009

...howwwzattt... made in china...

This was taken from MAS Engineering Portal.

May 18, 2009
The first Airbus plane assembled outside Europe made a successful four-hour maiden flight in China on Monday, EADS said.

Airbus began assembling some A320 jets in Tianjin near Beijing in September from fuselage parts shipped from Europe, increasing its presence in the world's fastest growing markets for large aircraft.

"This A320 assembled in China unquestionably demonstrated the same quality and performance as those assembled and delivered in Hamburg or Toulouse," Fernando Alonso, senior vice president at Airbus, said in a statement.

Airbus aims to reach output of four A320s a month in China by the end of 2011. Airbus has estimated that China would need more than 3,000 large aircraft between 2006 and 2025, including 180 super jumbo passenger planes.

The first aircraft will be delivered to Dragon Aviation Leasing in June and be operated by China's Sichuan Airlines.

Chinese firms have ordered more than 700 aircraft from Airbus, the majority of which are from the A320 family of planes, it said.

Airbus and US rival Boeing have been turning to Asian markets, led by China, for growth as demand weakens at home.

But Airbus faces criticism from European unions who say the move adds to outsourcing fears amid the recession and could result in the loss of European technology to a potential jet-making rival.

Beijing may need an estimated USD$30 billion to realise an ambitious goal to manufacture passenger jets with more than 150 seats and freighters capable of handling more than 100 tonnes of cargo to take on Boeing and Airbus by 2014.