Christopher Heng’s Ph.D. Viva

Congratulations to my Ph.D. student Christopher Heng Yi Sern for passing his Viva with B1 on 22 May 2017.

Thanks the co-supervisor Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dilshan Remaz Ossen, the external examiner Assoc. Prof. Dr. Noor Hanita and the internal examiner Assoc. Prof. Dr Eka Sediadi for their valuable comments.

Not forgetting to thank Prof. Dr. Roslan Amirudin as the chairperson and Dr. Norliza as the assistant chair for the Viva.

Visit by MRTC to FAB

Visit by MRTC to FAB on 18 May 2017 for collaboration possibility with FAB BIM Team. MRT lines and infrastructures are important for making Klang Valley a sustainable city.

Sayed’s Ph.D. Viva

Congratulations to my Ph.D. student Sayed Mohammad Mousavi for passing his Ph.D. Viva on 18 May 2017.

Main supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tareef Hayat Khan

Co-supervisor: Dr. Lim Yaik Wah and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eka Sediadi

Examiner: Assoc. Prof. Ar. Dr. Sharifah (External; USM) and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd Zin Kandar (Internal)

BIM 2017 – Invited Presenter and ISAC

I was invited to present a paper titled “BIM and Genetic Algorithm optimisation for sustainable building envelope design” in the 2nd International Conference on Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Design, Construction and Operations, on 10 – 12 May 2017 in Alicante, Spain.  The paper was selected to be published in International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning.

I was also an International Scientific Advisory Committee (ISAC) member and the chair of one of the presentation session in the conference.

Besides, the conference delegates had opportunity to visit Orihuela which is a very old town, founded at the time of the Visigoths and expanded during the Arab domination period.

Visit to Gaudí’s works in Barcelona, Spain

I’m grateful for having a trip to Barcelona, Spain and had taken the chance to visit a few buildings by Antoni Gaudí.


Sagrada Família


Casa Milà (left) and Casa Batlló (right)

Park Güell

BIM 2017 – Alicante, Spain

I have been invited as one of the international scientific advisory committee members for the 2nd International Conference on Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Design, Construction and Operations, which will be held on 10-12 May 2017 in Alicante, Spain.

GreenRE Manager Certification


After attending GreenRE Manager’s course on 5-7 March 2014 and passing the exam on 22 March 2014, I’m really grateful to receive the certification as GreenRE Manager.  Besides, would like to acknowledge the sponsorship from ISI-UTM.

International Conference on Sustainable Building Asia (SB13) Best Technical Paper Award

Give thanks to God that my paper titled “Evaluation on Sustainability and Occupants’ Perceived Health in Malaysian Terraced Houses” has received the Best Technical Paper Award in International Conference on Sustainable Building Asia (SB13), on 8-10 July 2013, at Seoul Palace Hotel, Seoul, South Korea.

My presentation

My presentation

Best Technical Paper Award

Best Technical Paper Award

1st Asia Future Conference 2013 Best Paper Award

A group of delegates from UTM had presented their papers in 1st Asia Future Conference, on 8-10 March 2013, at Centara Grand, Central Plaza Ladprao, Bangkok, Thailand.

Thank God that my paper co-authored with Prof. Dr. Mohd Hamdan Ahmad and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Syed Iskandar, titled “University-industry Research Collaboration on Development of Green Mosque Design”  has received the Best Paper Award.

Delegates from UTM

Delegates from UTM

AFC Best Paper Award

AFC Best Paper Award


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