Dr Zuhra Junaida Husny, a senior lecturer at Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying, who is also the co-founder of HOLISTICS Lab Sdn Bhd, a UTM spin-off company, was selected to participate in the prestigious Leaders in Innovation Fellowships (LIF) program. The LIF program was held for 2 weeks from 14 to 25 January, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.
Dr Zuhra and her innovation was one of the 15 succeeded applicants handpicked by Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) and Oxentia out of 40 names forwarded by Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MiGHT) from 300 applications received. The LIF program was co-sponsored by the UK Government’s Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Newton-Ungku Omar Fund and the Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MiGHT) worth RM85,000 for each participant.
Dr. Muhammad Najib, senior lecturer from Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying, has been appointed to the Pacific Rim Real Estate Society (PRRES), Australia with effect from 14th January, 2019. Dr. Muhammad Najib has been the Board of Director members since January 2017. Members of Board of Directors comprises real estate academics from several international universities such as Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States, Swedenn, Fiji, Singapore and Thailand. Dr. Muhammad Najib graduated from UTM in Property Management (B.Surveying), IT-Management (MSc.). He obtained his PhD. in Property Economics and Finance from Western Sydney University, Australia. He has been active in academic writing. Especially in property investment analysis in developing countries, property portfolio management, international property market, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and property economics. During the past year he has been busy writing and co-writing technical papers and books on various topics of interest, particularly in the property market area and presenting papers at both local and international conferences. Dr. Muhammad Najib has written in excess of 100 technical papers for conferences, seminars and international journals.
PRRES was established in 1993 to provide a formal focus for property researchers, educators and practitioners in the Pacific-Rim Region. PRRES now has over 500 members from Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Korea as well as members from around the globe. PPRES’ objectives are to encourage and facilitate property research and property education in the pacific rim region, to provide a formal focus for property researchers, educators and practitioners in the Pacific Rim Region, to conduct an annual property conference and to encourage international links via International Real Estate Society.
Senior lecturer from Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying , Dr Kamalahasan has been appointed as Vice Chairman of the Royal Institution Surveyors Malaysia Johor chapter from 1st June 2018 to 30th June 2019. He received his appointment in recent RISM Annual General Meeting in Johor Bahru.
RISM is a professional body representing four distinct but closely related divisions i.e. Real Estate, Geomatic and Land Surveyong Division, Quantity Surveying Division, Property Management, Valuation and Estate Agency Surveying Division and Building Surveying Division. Dr. Kamalahasan is from Property Management, Valuation and Estate Agency Surveying Division.
Dr, Kamalahasan has a PhD in Real Estate and Planning from University of Reading, UK.
He has also been a member of the Association of Valuers, Property Managers, Estate Agents and Property Consultant in the Private Sector Malaysia (PEPS, Johor).
Our Dean of Faculty of Built Environment & Surveying, Professor Dr. Mohd Hamdan Ahmad as an invited speaker at Green Talk with Construction organized by Zureli. The talk held on 27th November 2018 at Big Wheel Seedbank, Sunway Iskandar, Iskandar Puteri.
The programme is primarily about green products but more holistic by having an academic speaker to provide some vision/update cutting edge new technology /expertise /collaboration angle. About 5-6 suppliers will be presenting on their green products for built environment.
There are about 60 participants..ie audience. They are Developers, construction companies, engineers, surveyors and architects and consultants. But they have some interest in Green Buildings.
Our heartiest congratulations to Sr Dr. Muzani Mustapa, Sr Dr. Fara Diva Mustapa, Pn Tantish Kamaruddin & Sr Dr. Rosli Abdul Rashid in recent NALI 2018 Exhibition and Competition. They bagged Gold award for their teaching and learning innovation for construction measurement and quantification course entitled “Construction Building & Quantification Process: An Interactive Simulation Teaching & Learning Module”.