Hospital Sultanah Aminah is a government multi-specialty hospital located in Johor Bahru, Johor. The hospital is one of the biggest hospitals in the country and serves as the main referral and tertiary health centre in Johor.
Constructed in 1941, the hospital was showing signs of deterioration including major cracking and concrete spalling at the basement. The brief from Public Works Department (PDW) was to reinstate the existing structure whilst preserving the historical architectural features.
JTK Consult (JTK) undertook a structural survey and investigation of the building, identified the remedial works required and supervised the execution of the works on site. JTK also provided structural engineering consultancy services for the refurbishment works by way of a full design assessment and the development of a detailed remedial upgrading programme including structural strengthening, repair of ground beams affected by salt water intrusion, reinstatement of fully carbonated columns flat roof water proofing and reinstatement of down pipes and drainage. This was the most comprehensive investigation and reinstatement of a building ever undertaken at that time in Malaysia. This also included the training of PWD (JKR) personnel and the setting up of the forensic department within the Agency. The upgrading works were fully supervised between 1991 to 1994 with the works being undertaken while the hospital was fully functional.
Heritage Structures and Sustainability:
Forensic Engineering and Remedial Solutions: defects and failure investigation, remedial designs and implementation.