Design and Construction of a World Class Convention Centre

From left to right: Aerial view of roof that had rain impact noise isolation solutions | Ballroom with Interior finishes integrated with acoustics Treatment. Note elaborate ceiling with timber veneer.

From left to right: Aerial view of roof that had rain impact noise isolation solutions | Ballroom with Interior finishes integrated with acoustics Treatment. Note elaborate ceiling with timber veneer.

The KL Convention and Exhibition Centre was a De‐ sign & Build Contract undertaken by Sunway Construction Bhd, and the Institute was the Acoustics Consultant responsible for the detailed design of all acoustics and vibration control for the Project. The Employer (KLCC Projek Sdn Bhd) and their international Concept Consultants had very stringent acoustics performance criteria for which we and the Turn Key Contractor had to deliver.

In addition to the acoustics design, there was also another design challenge with long span floors for the Plenary Hall upper terrace, and the Banquet and Conference Halls. In addition to this the large metal roof also required high performance airborne and rainfall impact noise insulation such that heavy rain would be inaudible in all the Halls and functional spaces.

Many of the solutions that were developed had conflicting requirements of high performance, aesthetically acceptable, structurally lightweight, construct-ability and economical. We were instrumental in developing cost effective and innovative solutions to comply with world class acoustics performance criteria., for which Sunway Construction duly acknowledged. We had ever since then remained Suncon’s preferred Acoustics & Vibration Consultant in their projects.

Plenary Hall with acoustics design integrated into interior design

Plenary Hall with acoustics design integrated into interior design

“UTM helped us saved millions (Ringgit) in this project”

Chung Soo Kiong
Contracts Manager
(now Country Manager UAE Operations) Sunway Construction Bhd