Pusat Pentadbiran Sultan Ahmad Shah


Project synopsis

Steel structure design with associated temporary works.


Tuck Sin Engineering & Construction Sdn Bhd

End client

KotaSAS Sdn Bhd

Pusat Pentadbiran Sultan Ahmad Shah (PPSAS) is the new administrative centre for the State of Pahang, Malaysia. It includes the four-storey state assembly, seven-storey state ministry and state secretary office, seven-storey state building offices and seven-storey federal building offices.

Tony Gee was engaged by the D&B steel fabricator to design the 2200 tonne long span steel roofs and the 40m span steel composite floors in the main building. Design work also covered internal structures such as staging, balconies, spiral staircases and meeting rooms.

The project involved rationalising complex geometries to facilitate practical fabrication and erections, whilst interfacing with various design disciplines. Special-order rolled steel was used in places, such the mega-columns, to transfer the long-span roof loads down to foundations while maintaining the architectural intent of the structure.

Tony Gee worked through numerous changes to accommodate the architect’s design evolution whilst integrating M&E requirements in tight timescales.

Construction engineering and temporary works design services were also provided. Complex connections were designed using finite element software to optimise sizing whilst significant development work with the fabricator achieved efficient installation on site.