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2017 Report – Universiti Sains Malaysia, Master of Science (Housing) Programme

By on May 30, 2017
General Information
University
Universiti Sains Malaysia

Department/Institution
Master of Science (Housing) Programme

Country
Malaysia Penang

Person filling out the report
Ruhizal Roosli, Dr.
ruhizal@usm.my

Associated UNI Thematic Hubs
Urban Governance

Collaborations
Other academic network affiliations
Yes
University of Chulalongkorn, Thailand

Other research network affiliations
Yes
Universiti Syiah Kuala, Aceh, Indonesia

Collaborations with UNI members in academic activities
No

Collaborations with UNI members in research initiatives
No

Programmes

Undergraduate Programmes
• B. Sc. HBP (Architecture), The Bachelor of Science (HBP) (Architecture) Programme in the School of Housing, Building & Planning is unique among courses offering LAM Part 1 accreditation. With a broad-based interdisciplinary approach exposed to the students, it is expected that the students will become more knowledgeable, skillful and responsive to the needs of the built environment and its inhabitants. In addition to training future architects to be competent in exploring the design process and related skills vital to a professional architect, it also provides opportunities for students to plan and design various projects that touch on contemporary issues such as sustainability, special technologies, conservation, socio-culture or other areas of special interests, https://hbp.usm.my/index.php/en/programmes/bachelor01/b-architechture
• B. Sc. HBP (Interior Architecture), Interior architecture is the art of visualizing interior ambiance and developing the interior environment. The design must be aesthetically appealing, technically sophisticated and fulfilling the needs of the clients. Interior architects need to be creative, innovative, imaginative and artistic. They also need to be disciplined, organized, skilled and scientifically inclined, https://hbp.usm.my/index.php/en/programmes/bachelor01/b-sc-hbp-interior-architecture
• B. Sc. HBP (Building Surveying), The principle aim of the course is to educate and nurture the student’s intellectual personality through analytical study of the environment, the construction of buildings and their management and in the process, to produce graduates suitably prepared for a professional career ultimately as Chartered Building Surveyors, https://hbp.usm.my/index.php/en/programmes/bachelor01/b-sc-hbp-building-surveying
• B. Sc. HBP (Building Technology), Building Technology is a multi discipline programme incorporating the technical aspects of engineering and building services. The courses in the programme are similar to many basic civil engineering subjects in which students are exposed to construction and building services such as structure, building materials, land survey, building infrastructure, fire prevention and fire safety, air conditioning and mechanical ventilation, transportation in buildings as well as electrical and lighting systems, https://hbp.usm.my/index.php/en/programmes/bachelor01/b-sc-hbp-building-technology
• B. Sc. HBP (Construction Management), The Construction Management programme is designed for students who are interested in management part of the built environment, specifically in overseeing construction projects. This programme aims to develop hard and soft management skills, and preparing students to become future leaders and managers of construction projects, https://hbp.usm.my/index.php/en/programmes/bachelor01/b-sc-hbp-construction-management
• B. Sc. HBP (Urban and Regional Planning), A course in Urban and Regional Planning at HBP involves a broad-based interdisciplinary approach with the purpose of producing urban and regional planners. Students who undertake this course will be trained to understand and apply planning theories and practices in a holistic manner. A physical planner deals with the planning of a physical development at a macro scale. These include working on the developments of new townships, regenerating and revitalising of existing urban and rural areas, https://hbp.usm.my/index.php/en/programmes/bachelor01/b-sc-hbp-urban-and-regional-planning
• B. Sc. HBP (Quantity Surveying), A key function of a quantity surveyor in the construction industry is to ensure efficiency in the financial management of building and civil engineering projects. The role of a quantity surveyor in the built environment requires them to work closely with various parties in a project such as professional design consultants, contractors and the developers. The continuous evaluation of the Quantity Surveying programme by the prestigious Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia (BQSM) and rigorous accreditation procedures by international associations such as the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors (PAQS) ensure that the students undergo an excellent programme that shapes creativity and innovative skills, sharpens professionalism and heightens confidence, https://hbp.usm.my/index.php/en/programmes/bachelor01/b-sc-hbp-quantity-surveying

Master Programmes
• M. Sc. Building Technology, This programme is one of six MSc programmes currently offered by the School. The main objective of the programme is to train graduates with expertise in science and technology of building construction, infrastructure, building system and structure, materials technology, building services and maintenance, building control and automation, geotechnic and geosystem as well as building energy studies, https://hbp.usm.my/index.php/en/programmes/postgraduate01-2/coursework/m-sc-building-technology
• M. Sc. Housing, The increasing in demand and supply in the housing sector is largely due to the increase in population and rising affluence. The rapid growth of urbanisation and globalisation has put pressures on urban and housing development. Housing problems arising from this phenomenon are complex and possible solutions are hampered partly due to lack of skilled personnel. This programme is envisaged to fill the present vacuum. The objective of the programme is to train students with a broad range of issues in housing, increase the knowledge on relevant aspects of decision making, professionalism and management in various housing sectors, both locally and internationally, and assisting the housing sector in research relevant to national development, https://hbp.usm.my/index.php/en/programmes/postgraduate01-2/coursework/m-sc-housing
• M. Sc. Landscape Architecture, The pre-requisite to enter the course is to have undergone a minimum duration of 6 months of working experience in the relevant architectural field after completing the Bachelor of Architecture or Landscape, https://hbp.usm.my/index.php/en/programmes/postgraduate01-2/coursework/m-sc-landscape-architecture
• MArch. Architecture, The Master of Architecture Programme at School of HBP is a two-year course which is equivalent to the LAM Part II accreditation upon successful completion. This is a continuation of Bachelor of Science HBP (Architecture) or a similar Degree from other local universities or abroad with LAM Part I accreditation or equivalent. The course objective is to train future architects to be competent in exploring the design process and related skills vital to a professional architect. This master degree also provides opportunities for students to conduct a special area of study on contemporary issues such as sustainability, special technologies, conservation or other areas of special interests, https://hbp.usm.my/index.php/en/programmes/postgraduate01-2/coursework/m-sc-architecture
• M. Sc. Planning, The syllabus covers a broad range of topics in planning theory, planning techniques, policy and planning, and administration, https://hbp.usm.my/index.php/en/programmes/postgraduate01-2/coursework/m-sc-planning
• M. Sc. Project Management, The Master of Science in Project Management from the School of Housing Building and Planning is designed for those wishing to establish career, increase their knowledge, skills or potential in their role in project management. The programme is also suitable for those want to progress towards a PhD degree, https://hbp.usm.my/index.php/en/programmes/postgraduate01-2/coursework/m-sc-project-management
• M. Sc. Tourism Development, The program offers full-time (1 year, equivalent to 2 semesters) and part-time study (2 years, equivalent to 4 semesters), https://hbp.usm.my/index.php/en/programmes/postgraduate01-2/2015-09-07-02-00-18/m-sc-tourism-development

PhD Programmes
• Master of Science (Planning Studies) and Doctor of Philosophy, The Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Planning Studies are research programmes offered throughout the year. These programmes are offered as full-time and part-time modes to qualified Malaysian and international students to do independent research supervised by respective lecturers in major fields of urban and regional planning, landscape architecture and tourism development. As concerns on sustainability issues in built environment increased, many new areas/fields of studies are potentially explored. Upon graduation, students will be exposed to specific theories and knowledge of the industry to support their employment in various relevant sectors, http://www.ips.usm.my/index.php/article-writeup-academic/227-hbp
• Master of Science (Building Technology) and Doctor of Philosophy, The Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Building Technology are research programmes offered throughout the year. These programmes are offered as full-time and part-time modes to qualified Malaysian and international students to do independent research supervised by respective lecturers in various specialisations in the field of Building Technology. As the concern on sustainability issues in built environment increased, these programmes offer many potential areas to be explored. Besides focusing on different aspects of building material, technology and services, these programmes also cover related facilities such as waste water treatment, geotechnology and transport. Upon graduation, postgraduates can pursue their careers in academic as well as industry-based research, http://www.ips.usm.my/index.php/article-writeup-academic/227-hbp
• Master of Science (Project Management) and Doctor of Philosophy, The Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Project Management are research programmes offered throughout the year. These programmes are offered as full-time and part-time modes to qualified Malaysian and international students to do independent research supervised by respective lecturers in various specialisations in the field of Project Management. As the construction industry develops, new areas/fields of studies always emerge as newer theory, concept and practice become available. Besides project management, the sustainability of permanent entity which covers the strategic part of construction industry has been the major focus of the programmes. These research programmes have attracted many academicians as well as industry players to enhance their knowledge in various related construction fields, http://www.ips.usm.my/index.php/article-writeup-academic/227-hbp
• Master of Science (Housing) and Doctor of Philosophy, The Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Housing are research programmes offered throughout the year. These programmes are offered as full-time and part-time modes to qualified Malaysian and international students to do independent research supervised by their respective lecturers in various specialisations in the field of Housing. As the concern on sustainable housing increased, new areas / fields of studies emerge as newer theory, concept and practice become available. These research programmes have attracted many academicians as well as industry players to enhance their knowledge in various related issues on housing, http://www.ips.usm.my/index.php/article-writeup-academic/227-hbp
• Master of Science (Architecture) and Doctor of Philosophy, The Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture are research programmes offered throughout the year. These programmes are offered as full-time and part-time modes to qualified Malaysian and international students to do independent research supervised by respective lecturers in various specialisations in the field of Architecture. As the concern on sustainability issues in built environment emerged, many new areas / fields of studies are explored. Besides focusing on different aspects of design, these programmes also offer research on energy, urban, crime and landscape. These research programmes have attracted many academicians as well as industry players to enhance their knowledge in various related issues in architecture, http://www.ips.usm.my/index.php/article-writeup-academic/227-hbp
• Master of Science (Interior Design) and Doctor of Philosophy, The Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Interior Design are research programmes offered throughout the year. These programmes are offered as full-time and part-time modes to qualified Malaysian and international students to do independent research supervised by respective lecturers in various specialisations in the field of Interior Design. These research programmes have attracted many academicians as well as industry players to enhance their knowledge in various related issues in Interior Design, http://www.ips.usm.my/index.php/article-writeup-academic/227-hbp
• Master of Science (Quantity Surveying) and Doctor of Philosophy, The Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Quantity Surveying are research programmes offered throughout the year. These programmes are offered as full-time and part-time modes to qualified Malaysian and international students to do independent research supervised by respective lecturers in various specialisations in the field of Quantity Surveying. As the construction industry develops, new areas/fields of studies emerge as newer theory, concept and practice become available. Upon graduation, students will be exposed to specific theory and industry knowledge to support their employment in various relevant sectors, http://www.ips.usm.my/index.php/article-writeup-academic/227-hbp

Other Programmes
CENTRES
• Sustainable Tourism Research Cluster (STRC)
• CONCERN
• Project Management
• Crime Prevention
• Innovative Building Materials & Technology
• Conservation of Heritage Building
• HBP-INFRATECH (Infrastructure Technology Research Unit)

Produced Materials

Books
• Azizi Bahauddin. 2013. Retracing Traditional for a Sustainable Future The Malaysian Experience. The Minangkabau House and the Perpatih Customs. ISBN: 978-983-861-581-5.
• Azizi Bahauddin. 2013. Retracing Traditional for a Sustainable Future The Malaysian Experience. Impacts of Adaptive Reuse in the UNIESCO Listed Heritage Buildings, George Town, Penang ISBN: 978-983-861-581-5.
• Sphanic Omer and Ahmad Sanusi Hassan. 2013. From Anatolia to Bosnia Perspectives on Pendentive Dome Mosque Architecture. The Evolution of Mosque Architecture : Some Obsevations. Penerbit USM. ISBN: 978-983-861-571-6
• Ahmad Sanusi Hassan and Mehrdad Mazloomi. 2013. From Anatolia to Bosnia Perspectives on Pendentive Dome Mosque Architecture. Influences of Pendentive Mosque Design From Plan Unit Layout. Penerbit USM. ISBN: 978-983-861-571-6
• Faris Ali Mustafa and Ahmad Sanusi Hassan. 2013. From Anatolia to Bosnia Perspectives on Pendentive Dome Mosque Architecture. Spatial Configuration and Functional Efficiency of the Pendentive Mosque Layout Design. Penerbit USM. ISBN: 978-983-861-571-6
• Ahmad Sanusi Hassan, Mehrdad Mazloomi and Spahic Omer. 2013. From Anatolia to Bosnia Perspectives on Pendentive Dome Mosque Architecture. Evolution of Pendentive Dome Design From Section View. Penerbit USM. ISBN: 978-983-861-571-6
• Ahmad Sanusi Hassan,Yaser Arab. 2013. From Anatolia to Bosnia Perspectives on Pendentive Dome Mosque Architecture. The Essence of Design with Light: Single Pendentive Dome Mosque in Turkey and Bosnia Herzegovinia during Winter Solstice. Penerbit USM. ISBN: 978-983-861-571-6
• Nor'Azam Shuib, Alip Rahim. 2013. Kearifan Tempatan: Pengalaman Nusantara Jilid 1 Berasal dari Akar. Alam Persekitaran Masyarakat Melayu Desa. Penerbit USM. ISBN: 978-983-861-577-8
• Shida Irwana Omar, Nurbaidura Salim, Badaruddin Mohamed. 2013. Kearifan Tempatan: Pengalaman Nusantara Jilid 1 Berasal dari Akar. Tradisi Merantau Masyarakat Melayu Dahulu dan Sekarang: Suatu Perbandingan. Penerbit USM. ISBN: 978-983-861-577-8
• Abdul Rashid Abdul Aziz. 2013. Public Private Partnerships (PPP) Malaysian Studies. Public Private Partnerships (PPP) In The Housing Sector: Recommended Contractual Provisions. IIUM Press. ISBN: 978-967-418-265-6
• Tarmiji Masron, Azizan Marzuki, Mohd Kipli bd. Rahman. 2013. The Relevance of Science to Local Knowledge. Open Source Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as a Medium to Sustain Lical Knowledge.
• Xing Huibin, Azizan Marzuki. 2013. New Tourism Research. Sustainable Development Assessment of Cultural Heritage Tourism: Case From Lijiang, China and Penang, Malaysia. Sustainable Tourism Research Cluster Office(STRC) ISBN: 978-967-394-127-8
• Norizawati Mohd Ayob, Tarmiji Masron & Azizan Marzuki. 2013. New Tourism Research. Land Use Changes in Batu Feringghi, Penang. Sustainable Tourism Research Cluster Office(STRC) ISBN: 978-967-394-127-8
• Azizi Bahauddin. 2013. The Convergence of the Performing and Creative Arts. Reimagining Methodologies and Traditions. The Essence of Pucuk Rebung (Bamboo Shoot) Motifs in Songket. Penerbit USM. ISBN: 978-983-861-569-3
• Xin Huibin, Azizan Marzuki. 2013. The Convergence of the Performing and Creative Arts. Reimagining Methodologies and Traditions. Protection and Development of Cutural Heritage in Multicultural Context From the Perspective of Tourism: A Comparison of Two Cases Of Lijiang China and Penang, Malaysia. Penerbit USM. ISBN: 978-983-861-569-3
• Sharareh Khosravi Haftkhani, Badaruddin Mohamed, & Azizi Bahauddin. 2013. New Tourism Research. The Successful Attributes of Boutique Hotel: The Case of Penang Island, Malaysia. Sustainable Tourism Research Cluster Office(STRC) ISBN: 978-967-394-127-8
• Ahmad Puad Mat Som, Zahed Ghaderi. 2013. Comtemporary Issues on Tourism Development in langkawi. Tourism Crisis Management. Post-Tsunami Crisis Stage in Island Destinations. Langkawi Development Authority. ISBN : 978-983-44353-1-8
• Azizi Bahauddin. 2013. Comtemporary Issues on Tourism Development in langkawi. Architecture of Langkawi Gajah Menyusu House: The Malay Vernacular Architecture. Langkawi Development Authority . ISBN: 978-983-44353-1-8
• Jamil Jusoh, Norkamaliah Shahrin, Azizan Marzuki. 2013. Comtemporary Issues on Tourism Development in langkawi. Tourism Infrastructure Physical Infrastructure Evaluation of Seaside Accommodation. Langkawi Development Authority. ISBN: 978-983-44353-1-8
• Azizan Marzuki, Diana Mohamad. 2013. Comtemporary Issues on Tourism Development in langkawi. Kilim Geopark Sustainability Assessment of Geo-Heritage Destination. Langkawi Development Authority. ISBN: 978-983-44353-1-8
• Shida Irwana Omar, Abdul Ghapar Othman, Badaruddin Mohamed. 2013. Tourism Life Cycle: an empirical Application of Butler's Tourism Area Life Cycle Model. Comtemporary Issues on Tourism Development in langkawi. Langkawi Development Authority. ISBN: 978-983-44353-1-8
• Tarmiji Masron, Norhasimah Ismail, Azizan Marzuki. 2013. Tourism Information System Graphical User Interface in Tourims Decission Support System. Comtemporary Issues on Tourism Development in langkawi. Langkawi Development Authority. ISBN: 978-983-44353-1-8
• Mastura Jaafar. 2013. Rural Tourism: Community involvement in rural tourism. Comtemporary Issues on Tourism Development in langkawi. Langkawi Development Authority. ISBN: 978-983-44353-1-8
• Shardy Abdullah, Arman Abdul Razak. 2013. Langkawi Island Gateways An Assessment of Facilities and Jetty Terminals. Comtemporary Issues on Tourism Development in langkawi. Langkawi Development Authority. ISBN: 978-983-44353-1-8
• Ilias Said. 2013. Towards Implementing Quality Management System in Construction Companies. New Management Approaches in Construction. Penerbit.USM. ISBN:
• Mohd Wira Mohd Shafiei. 2013. Marketing of Construction Services: Attaining Client Satisfaction. New Management Approaches in Construction Penerbit.USM. ISBN:
• Lim Yoke Mui. 2013. Ethics for Professionals: Issues and Dilemmas. New Management Approaches in Construction. Penerbit.USM. ISBN:
• Arman Abd Razak. 2013. Lean Construction. New Management Approaches in Construction. Penerbit.USM. ISBN:
• Mastura Jaafar. 2013. The Concept of Supply Chain Management. New Management Approaches in Construction. Penerbit.USM. ISBN:
• Nazirah Zainul Abidin. 2013. Value Management in Construction. New Management Approaches in Construction. Penerbit.USM. ISBN:
• Nazirah Zainul Abidin. 2013. Sustainable Construction: Understanding Concept and Application. New Management Approaches in Construction. Penerbit.USM. ISBN:
• Kereshmeh M.N Roodbari and Badaruddin Mohamed. 2013. Integrated Management of Tourism and Urban Development of Small Islands. Ecotourism destinations in archipelago countries. Penerbit Gadjah Mada University Press. ISBN: 979-420-821-3

Articles
• Ahmad Rasmi Sulaiman AlBattat, Ahmad Puad Mat Som. 2013. Employee Dissatisfaction and Turnover Crises in The Malaysian Hospitality Industry. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT.8 (5). pp62-71
• Ruhizal Roosli, Phil O'Keefe and Md Azree Othuman Mydin. 2013. Evolution of Disaster Planning and Housing in Malaysia. WORLD APPLIED SCIENCES JOURNAL. 21(7): 945-959
• Ahmad Rasmi Sulaiman AlBattat, Ahmad Puad Mat Som, Zahed Ghaderi & Ala'a Nimer AbuKhalifeh. 2013. The Effect of the Arab Spring Revolution on the Malaysian Hospitality Industry. International Business Research. 6(5): 92-99
• Chee Ban Cheah, Mahyudin Ramli. 2013. The Engineering Properties of high Performance Concrete With HCWA-DSF Supplementary Binder. CONSTRUCTION and BUILDING MATERIALS. Vol. 40: 93-103
• Mahyuddin Ramli, Wai Hoe Kwan, Noor Faisal Abas. 2013. Strenght and Durability of Coconut-fiber-reinforced Concrete in Aggressive Environments. CONSTRUCTION and BUILDING MATERIALS. Vol 38: 554-566
• Al-Obaidi K.M., Ismail M., Abdul Rahman A.M. 2013 An Innovative Roofing System for Tropical Building Interiors: Separating Heat From Useful Visible Light. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT. 4(1) : 103-116
• Milad Samari, Nariman Godrati, Reza Esmaeilifar, Parnaz Olfat & Mohd Wira Mohd Shafiei. 2013. The Investigation of the Barriers in Developing Green Building in Malaysia. MODERN APPLIED SCIENCE. 7(2) : 1-10
• Woo Suk Wah, Abdelnaser Omran, Mohd Hanizun Mohd Hanafi. 2013. Factors Contributing To The Waterfront Development in Iskandar Malaysia. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ACADEMIC RESEARCH. 5(1) : 159-165
• Nazirah Zainul Abidin and Nor'Aini Yusof, Ayman A.E. Othman. 2013. Enablers and Challenges of a Sustainable housing Industry in Malaysia. CONSTRUCTION INNOVATION: INFORMATION, PROCESS, MANAGEMENT. 13(1) :10-25
• Nurbaidura Salim, Azizi Bahuddin & Badaruddin Mohamed. 2013. Influence of Scuba divers' Specialization on their Underwater Behavior. Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes. 5 (4) : 388-397
• Mastura Jaafar, Kalsom Kayat, Tania Maria Tangit & Mohd Firdaus Yacob. 2013. Nature- Based Rural Tourism and its Economic Benefits: A Case Study of Kinabalu National park. Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes. 5(4) : 342-352
• Nor'Aini Yusof, Nazirah Zainul Abidn, Nurul Ulyani Mohd Najib. 2013. Performance of Housing Maintenance in Public Housing. Journal of Economics and Sustainable. 4(6): 156-163
• Aldrin Abdullah, Massoomeh Hedayati Marzbali, Mohammad Javad Maghsoodi Tilaki. 2013. Predicting the Influence of CPTED on Perveived Neighbourhood cohesion: Considering Difference across age. Journal of Environmental Psychology. 36: 54-64
• M.J. Maghsoodi Tilaki, A.Abdullah, A. Bahauddin and M. Hedayati Marzbali. 2013. The influence Landuse Planning on the Making of the Cities Physical Identity in Iran: An Analytical Reviewand Commentary. Middle-East Journal of Scientific Research.14(6): 762-772
• M.J. Maghsoodi Tilaki, A.Abdullah, A. Bahauddin and M. Hedayati Marzbali. 2013. Contemporary Urbanization Review: To Identify the Impact of Policies and Even on the Evolutin of Urbanization in Iran Middle-East Journal of Scientific Research.14(6): 1452-1462
• Ala'a Nimer Abu Khalifeh, Ahmad Puad Mat Som, Ahmad Rasmi AlBattat. 2013. Strategic Human resource Development in Hospitality Crisis Management: A Conceptual Framework for Food and Beverage Departments. International Journal of Business Adminstration. 4(1): 39-45
• Md Azree Othuman Mydin. 2013. Simplified Explicit Model to Measure Transient Heat Transfer in Foamcrete Panel System. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences. 7(7): 1-13
• Siti Solehah Mohamad Sanusi, Md Azree Othuman Mydin. 2013. Heritage Building Roof Element Conservation: Penang Old Town Hall Case Study. European Researcher.42(3) : 424
• Md Azree Othuman Mydin. 2013. An Experimental Investigation on Thermal Conductivity og Lightweight Foamcrete for Thermal Insulation. Jurnal Teknologi. 63(1): 43-49
• Nasibeh Faghih, Md Azree Othuman Mydin, Mohd Rodzi Ismail. 2013. Ancient Climate Architectural Design Approach. European Researcher. 47(3):978
• Md. Azree Othuman Mydin. 2013 Modeling of Transient Heat Transfer in foamed Concrete Slab. Journal of Engineering Science and Technology. 8(3): 331-349
• Hanizam Awang, Md Azree Othuman Mydin, Muhmmad Hafiz Ahmad. 2013. Mechanical and Durability Properties of Fibre Lightweight Foamed Concrete. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences. 7(7) : 14-21
• S. Soleimanzadeh, Md Azree Othuman Mydin. 2013. Influence of High Temperatures on Flexural Strenght of Foamed Concrete Containing Fly Ash and Polypropylene Fiber. International Journal of Engineering. 26(2) : 117-126
• Ahmad Sanusi Hassan, Mohammed Salem Obaid Bakhlah.2013. Shading and Extent of Sunlight Penetration on House Facades of the Early Terraced House Type in Petaling Jaya Old Town, Malaysia. International Transaction Journal of Engineering, Management & Applied Sciences & Technologies . 4(3) : 191
• Sallehan Ismail, Mahyuddin Ramli. 2013. Engineering Properties of Treated Recycled Concrete Aggregate (RCA) for Structural Applications. Construction and Building Materials. 44 : 464-476
• Alonge O. Richard and Mahyuddin Ramli. 2013. Experimental Productional of Sustainable Lightweight Foamed Concrete. Bristish Journal of Applied Science & Technology. 3(4) : 994-1005
• Chee Ban Cheah, Mahyudin Ramli. 2013. The Sturctural behaviour of HCWA Ferrocement-reinforce Composite Slabs. Composites Part B: Engineering. 51 : 68-78
• Mahyuddin Ramli, Amin Akhavan Tabassi, Wai Hoe Kwan.2013. Porosity, Pore Structure and Water Absoption of Polymer An Experimental Study Under Different Curing Conditions. Composites Part B: Engineering. 55 : 221-233
• Mahyuddin Ramli, Wai Hoe Kwan, Noor Faisal Abas. 2013. Application of non- corrosive barchip fibres for high strengyht concrete enhancements in aggressive environments. Composites Part B: Engineering. 53 : 134-144
• Wai Hoe Kwan, Mahyuddin Ramli. 2013. Indicative performance of fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) encased beam in flexure. Construction and Building Materials. 48 : 780-788
• Ahmad Sanusi Hassan, Mohammed Salem Obaid Bakhlah.2013. Shading Analysis on Front Façade of Modern Terraced House Type in Petaling Jaya. Procedia- Social and Behavioral Sciences. 91: 13-27
• Ahmad Sanusi Hassan, Yasser Arab, 2013. Analysis of Lighting Performance Between Single Dome and Pyramid Roof Mosque in Mostar, Bosnia Herzegovina.Procedia- Social and Behavioral Sciences. 91 : 1-12
• Mohd Fauzi Sukiman, Shida Irwana Omar, Masitah Muhibudin, Izatul Yussof, Badaruddin Mohamed. 2013. Tourist Satisfactions as the Key to Destination Survival in Pahang. Procedia- Social and Behavioral Sciences. 91 : 78-87
• Shida Irwana Omar, Masitah Muhibudin, Izatul Yusof, Mohd Fauzi Sukiman, Badaruddin Mohamed. 2013. George Town, Penang, as a World Heritage Site: The Stakeholders' Perceptions. Procedia- Social and Behavioral Sciences. 91 : 88-96
• Norziani Dahalan, Mastura Jaafar, Siti Asma Mohd Rosdi. 2013. Local Community Readiness in Entreprenuership: Do Gender Differ in Searching Business.Procedia- Social and Behavioral Sciences. 91: 403-410
• Sun Qingjiu, Nor Zarifah Maliki. 2013. Place Attachment and Place Identity: Undergraduate Student's Place Bonding on Campus. Procedia- Social and Behavioral Sciences. 91: 632-639
• Fairuzzana Ahmad Padzi, Fuziah Ibrahim, Norashikin Abdul Karim. 2013. Incongruent Installation of Tactile Ground Surface Insicator Toward Visual Impaired People's Need: Masjid Jamek Station. Procedia- Social and Behavioral Sciences. 91: 130-139
• Sallehan Ismail, Kwan Wai Hoe, Mahyuddin Ramli. 2013. Sustainable Aggregates: The Potential and Challenge for natural Resources Conservation. Social and Behavioral Sciences. 91: 100-109
• Faizal Baharum, Khairiz Izman, Ruhizal Roosli, Ernawati Mustafa Kamal, Nohidayah Md Ulang. 2013. The Implementation of Passive Cooling in Malaysia: The Studies on the developers Point of Views. International Journal of Engineering Research & technology. 2.11 :
• Siti Rasidah Md Sakip, Noraini Johari, Mohd Najib Mohd Salleh.2013. Perception of Safety in Gated and Non-Gated Neighbourhoods. Procedia- Social and Behavioral Sciences. 85 : 383-391
• Aldrin Abdullah, Massoomeh Hedayati Marzbali,Helen Woolley, Azizi Bahauddin Nor Zarifah Maliki. 2013. Testing for Indivudual Factors for the Fear of Crime Using a Multiple Indicator-Multiple Cause Model. EUROPEAN JOURNAL ON CRIMINAL POLICY AND RESEARCH.
• Abdul Malek Abdul Rahman, Norazmawati Md. Sani @Abd. Rahim, Karam Al-Obaidi, Mazran Ismail, lim Yoke Mui. 2013. Rethinking the Malaysian Affordable Housing Design Typology in View of Global Warming Considerations. Journal of Sustainable Development. 6 (7) : 134
• A.K.M. Kamaruzzaman, Ilias Said, Omar Osman. 2013. Overview on management Patterns in Community, Private and Hybrid Management in Rural Water Supply. Journal of Sustainable Development. 6(5) : 26
• Suheir M.S. Ammar, Kausar Hj. Ali and NorAini Yusof. 2013. The Effect of Participation in Design and Implementation Works on User' Satisfaction in Multi- Storey Housing Projects in Gaza, Palestine. World Applied Sciences Journal. 22(8): 1050-1058
• Mohd Zailan Suleiman, Roslan Talib, Mahyuddin Ramli. 2013. Durability and Flexibility Characteristics of Latex Modified Ferrocement in Structural Development Applications. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology. 11(1) : 59-70
• Ernawati Mustafa Kamal. 2013. Absorptive Capacity in Construction SMEs: A Literature Synthesis. World Applied Sciences Journal. 21 (8) : 1122-1127
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Projects
• Reach Out The Homeless 2.0 Programme 14 December 2015, Inspired by the previous ‘Reach out the Homeless’ that was organized by Studio 300, students from Studio 200 Construction Management decided to help out homeless people by offering them dinner, in collaboration with Kechara Soup Kitchen, one of the Penang’s homeless-service agency, and Restoran Kassim Mustafa. The students along with their lecturers, distributed about 100 packs of food and bottled water at three following locations: Penang Road, Little India and Penang City Stadium, from 10:00 pm to 12:00 midnight. We all need to come together and help build up our community. Learning about homeless would promote student involvement in the community and the chance to give back. We appreciated the efforts of “Reach out the Homeless 2.0” programme! Here is a video showing students reach out and help people in need, https://hbp.usm.my/index.php/en/events/community-outreach-programme?id=270
• Flood Relief Mission To Kelantan 6-8 January 2015, Heavy rainfall last December in Kelantan State (on the East Coast of the Peninsular Malaysia) triggered flash flooding that ripping through the houses of nearly 2000 families. In the aftermath of the flood, about 30 volunteers, all of them HBP academic and non-academic staff, led by the Dean of HBP, Professor Dr Aldrin Abdullah, headed to Kelantan on January 6th on a two-day operation to provide humanitarian assistance to the affected families, food supplies and to clean-up the schools in SK Kampung Laut Tumpat and SK Paloh Pintu Gang, https://hbp.usm.my/index.php/en/events/community-outreach-programme?id=270

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