SRI ISKANDAR, PERAK, 12 June 2019 – Two Building Surveying students from the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) School of Housing, Building and Planning (HBP) made USM proud by winning 3 major awards at 4th Undergraduate Seminar in Built Environment and Technology (USBET) 2019. Both students, under the supervision of Sr. Dr. Md Azree Othuman Mydin, participated in the programme organised by the Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Sri Iskandar in Perak. The students, who competed in two main sub-themes, namely Technology & Engineering and Architecture & Planning are: 1. Mohamad Izzat Zulkanian (Gold Medal Award) 2. Siti Nur Aqilah Amanina Mohd Kassim (Gold Medal Award) 3. Mohamad Izzat Zulkanian (Overall Best of the Best Award) The Undergraduate Seminar on Built Environment & Technology (USBET) has been held annually since 2016. The event was meant to attract more participation from local undergraduates in the Built Environment and Technology fields, with the intention of exploring more diversified research areas. This year saw the involvement of more than 80 presenters from the local universities. USM’s success was the result of the hard work between the students and their research supervisor, together with the strong support from the Dean of HBP, Associate Professor Ir. Dr. Abdul Naser Abdul Ghani.
KUALA LUMPUR, 4 April 2019 – Students studying Building Surveying from the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) School of Housing, Building and Planning (HBP) made the university proud with a 5-medal haul in the 4th International Built Environment Undergraduate Research Competition (BEURC) 2019, organised by the Department of Building Surveying, Faculty of Built Environment, University of Malaya today.
The medal haul from the USM HBP students comprised of 1 gold, 3 silvers and 1 bronze which were won in 2 sub-themes, namely Engineering & Construction Technology and Architecture & Planning.
The students are:
1. Mohamad Izzat bin Zulkanain (Gold Medal Award)
Title: Designing Warm and Friendly-Spaces for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Breaking the Mould 2. Chai Yan Qi (Silver Medal Award)
Title: Multi-Sensory Design of Classroom for Children with Dyslexia to Stimulate Learning Setting 3. Wong Siaw Jeng (Silver Medal Award)
Title: Appraisal and Design of Recycled Shipping Container to Provide Temporary Shelter In Post-Disaster Recovery In Malaysia 4. Salwani binti Danya (Silver Medal Award)
Title: Potential of Oil Palm Frond Biomass Fibre as Reinforcement in Foamed Concrete. 5. Siti Nur Aqilah Amanina binti Mohd Kassim (Bronze Medal Award)
Title: Urban Voids - Innovative Adaptive Use of Leftover Spaces under Flyover The success was the result of the hard work between the students and their research supervisor Sr. Dr. Md Azree Othuman Mydin, in addition to the strong support from the Dean of HBP, Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Abdul Naser Abdul Ghani. BEURC 2019 saw the involvement of 123 presenters from 10 local and 2 international universities. BEURC 2019 is an undergraduate competition dedicated to all registered undergraduates in Built Environment programmes both at the national and international levels, with the aim of providing exposure and training to such students as they present and showcase their research studies. This competition follows the core elements of the built environment, which are building control, building surveying, architecture, planning, facilities management, real estate, and engineering as well as construction technology.
BANGSAR, KUALA LUMPUR, 29 June 2019 – Two Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) postgraduate students from the USM School of Housing, Building and Planning (HBP) made USM proud by winning 2 awards at the Kuala Lumpur Architecture Festival (KLAF) 2019: The Tropical House for Orang Asli Design Competition held here recently. The two students, who won the competition in Category 2 - Semi Urban Housing are: 1. Liau Zhan Jun (Second Prize) RM5,000 2. Dayana Aripin (Honorary Mention) RM1,000 Both are Master of Architecture students under the supervision of Associate Professor Dr. Muna Hanim Abdul Samad, Dato’ Ar. Zulkarnain Harun, Dr. Mohd Hafizal Mohd Isa and Ar. Anuar Rizal Abdul Rahim. The Tropical House for Orang Asli Design Competition is part of the Kuala Lumpur Architectural Festival 2019 programme organised by the Pertubuhan Arkitek Malaysia (PAM) in collaboration with Epic Society. USM’s success was the result of the hard work from the students and the supervision from studio coordinators. The objective of this competition is to seek the best architectural design solution for a house that reflects the ambition of Epic Homes to provide Basic Tropical Shelter for the Orang Asli (indigenous) community in Malaysia, based on the rural and sub-urban scenario. There are around 300 entries submitted for this competition. The designs show the students' sensitivity and empathy towards the culture and needs of the Orang Asli, with design solutions that aptly fulfil the sustainability issues relating to the way of life, use of appropriate materials and the affordability factor of the Orang Asli community. Text & Photos: Liau Zhan Jun and Lecturers of Master of Architecture (RAS 506)/Editing: Mazlan Hanafi Basharudin