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13th RISM INTERNATIONAL SURVEYING CONFERENCE 2021

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  USM PENANG : 13th ISCU 2021 Building Surveying Association (BSA) have sent 2 student's project papers to 13th RISM International Surveying Conference for Undergraduate 2021  Both papers won the awards: 1.POTENTIAL RESEARCH AWARD to Muhammad Aniq Fikri bin Jamaluddin (Supervisor: Dr. Siti Hamidah bt Husain) 2. SPECIAL MENTIONED PAPER to Nor Sharon Azirah bt Azlan Samudin (Supervisor: (Sr. Ts. Dr Md Azree Othuman Mydin) CONGRATULATIONS TO BOTH STUDENTS AND SUPERVISORS  

USM ARCHITECTURE COURSE EARNED INTERNATIONAL ACCREDITATION FROM CABE

USM ARCHITECTURE COURSE EARNED INTERNATIONAL ACCREDITATION FROM CABE

USM PENANG, 6 November 2020 - The Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) School of Housing, Building and Planning (HBP) Dean, Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Abdul Naser Abdul Ghani, is happy to announce the continuation of its academic partner membership to CABE, or the Chartered Association of Building Engineers. According to Naser, CABE is a professional body for building engineers in the UK and several other countries like Australia, USA, Hong Kong, China and Singapore. “The institution was founded in 1925 as IAAS or the Incorporated Association of Architects and Surveyors in London, and later it became the Association of Building Engineers (ABE) in...

USM SWEEPS RM16,500 CASH PRIZES, WINNING A GRAND PRIZE AWARDS...

USM SWEEPS RM16,500 CASH PRIZES, WINNING A GRAND PRIZE AWARDS AND TWO OTHER AWARDS IN THE RETIREMENT- ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT DESIGN COMPETITION (RODDC) 2020!

  October, 13th 2020- Architecture USM sweeps RM16,500 in cash prizes being the top prize winners at the Retirement-Oriented Development Design Competition (RODDC) 2020!   Organized by UPM MyAging, Retirement Fund Incorporated (KWAP), and KWAP Real Estate (KWEST). This prestigious competition accumulates to the total prize reward of RM45,000. The competition has attracted more than 40 entries from various local and private institutions. Three of USM teams made it to the final top 10. The objectives of RODDC 2019 is to encourage future generations in demonstrating variations of architectural concept designs for an integrated retirement-oriented development of multi-generational model.   ...

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A. Ghafar Ahmad (Prof Dr.)

E49 / 120, School of HBP
USM 11800 Penang, Malaysia
Tel : 604-6532820
Email : aghafar7788@yahoo.com 

Website : http://www.hbp.usm.my/conservation/

PROFILE

     
Academic Qualifications  
  •  B.Sc.(Architecture),Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee,U.S.A., 1986
  • M. Arch. (Urban Design), Kent State University, Ohio, U.S.A., 1988
  • Ph.D. (Building Conservation), University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, 1993
     
     
Personal Details
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Professor Ghafar has meticulously conserved many heritage buildings in Malaysia, and is currently lecturing at the Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang. He was seconded as the Deputy Commissioner of Heritage at the Department of National Heritage Malaysia from 2009-2012. He has published his numerous researches in books and journals; and has shared his wide experience and knowledge at international meetings and conferences including Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (ISESCO) and UNESCO World Heritage Committee meetings. He has been a member of the Penang City Council Technical Review Panel (TRP) for George Town World Heritage Site since 2010, the International Correspondent from Malaysia for Asia-Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU Nara Office), Japan since 2008; and the National Heritage Council, Malaysia since 2014. He is a registered building conservator under the Department of National Heritage, Malaysia. For his contribution to the conservation of built heritage, Professor Ghafar has received the Historic Mosques Preservation Award from Saudi Arabia in 1999
     

RESEARCH

Sebagai Ketua Geran Penyelidikan (program/projek)

1. “Urban Regeneration Special Action Plan for Little India, George Town World Heritage Site, Penang”,  Think City Sdn. Bhd., RM60,000; PM Dr. Kausar Hj Ali, Abdul Ghapar Othman & PM. Dr. Nurwati Badarulzaman, 14 Jun 2013 until 12 Disember 2013.

2.   “Heritage Building Inventory Study for Penang Hill, Penang”, AJM
Planning and Urban Design Group Sdn. Bhd., RM48,339; Haris Fadzillah Bin Abdul Rahman, 27 Ogos 2012 hingga 31 Disember 2013.

Sebagai Penyelidik Bersama Dalam Geran Penyelidikan

1. “Holographic Transdisciplinary Conservation” di bawah “Conceptualizing Local Knowledge: A Study on Sustainable Values of Local Wisdom and Indigenous Science”, LRGS, Jabatan Pengajian Tinggi, Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi, RM1,151,960, PM Dr. Supyan Hussin (UKM), Prof. Dr. Ding Choo Ming (UKM), PM Dr. Low Kok On (UMS), Dr. Norzaini Zainal (USM) dan Norfarizah Mohd Bakhir (USM), Julai 2012-Jun  2016, (LRGS/TD/2012/USM-UKM/KT/03).

 2. “Penerokaan Elemen Pelancongan Warisan Melayu  Yang Tersembunyi di Melaka”, ERGS, Jabatan Pengajian Tinggi, Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi, RM60,000, Jamil Jusoh dan Dr. Azizan Marzuki, USM, 1 Jun 2013-31 Mei 2015,  (203/ PPBGN/ 6730137).

 3. “4D Capturing and Documentation of Heritage Building: A Case Study of the Istana Raja Bendahara (Kelantan Royal Traditions and Customs Museum) Kota Bharu, Kelantan”, ERGS, Jabatan Pengajian Tinggi, Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi, RM98,000, Dr. Nurul Hamiruddin Saleh dan PM Dr. Abu Eusof, UIA, 1 Julai 2012-30 Jun 2015,  (ERGS12-031-0031).

4. “Formulating New Model in Preventing Roof Leaking on Malaysia Heritage Buildings”, RUI Grant, RM77,927, Roslan Talib dan Dr. Mohd. Zailan Sulieman, USM, 1 Dis. 2013- 30 Nov. 2015 (1001/PPBGN/816247).

 5. “Establishing an Interpretation Model of Built Heritage Commodification in George Town, Penang”, FRGS, RM68,200, Dr. Suraiyati Rahman dan Dr. Nor Zarifah Maliki,1  Julai 2014- 30 Jun 2017 (FRGS/1/2014/SSI11/USM/03/2).

 6. “Ecological Carrying Capacity Theory in the Conservation of Mount Kinabalu”, FRGS,  RM101,200, Dr. Normah  Abdul Latip dan Dr. Azizan Marzuki,1  Julai 2014- 30 Jun 2017.

 7. “Exploring the Heritage Commodification Process of Boutique Hotels in Georgetown, Penang”,  USM Short-term Grant, RM 32,902.50, Dr. Suraiyati Rahman, 15 Ogos 2014-14 Ogos 2016.

SUPERVISION

Master (completed):

  • Siti Norlizaiha Harun, Pemuliharaan dan Pembanguan Bandar Yang Berterusan. Kajian Kes: Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 1995. - Lee Qin Yin, Prevalent Tender Preparation Practices    for Building Conservation Works: A Viewpoint From the Industry, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 2009, second supervisor.
  • Haris Fadzilah Abdul Rahman, Salt Attack and Dampness Diagnoses of Heritage Buildings in Penang, Malaysia, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 2011.

 

 

Tan Chin Ling, “Evaluation of Adaptive Re-use of Shophouses in George Town World Heritage Site”, 2014. - Thamer S. Bader, “The Study of Aesthetic Effects of Stained Glass in Interior Design”, 2015.

PhD (completed):

  • Siti Norlizaiha Harun, Amalan Kerja Pemuliharaan Bangunan Bersejarah di Malaysia, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 2005.
  • Raja Nafida Raja Shahminan, Kajian Tipologi Rumah Kedai Awal Era  Belanda Di Bandar Melaka: Sumbangan Kepada Bidang Pemuliharaan Di Malaysia, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 2008, second supervisor.
  • Robiah Abdul Rashid, Amalan Baik Senggaraan Bangunan Warisan Di Malaysia, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 2011.
  • Kamarul Syahril Kamal, Kerosakan Bangunan dan Penyataan Kaedah Kerja Pemuliharaan Bangunan Bersejarah di Malaysia, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 2011.
  • Nurul Hamirudin Salleh, Fire Safety and Protection Measures in Heritage Buildings With Special Consideration on Museum Buildings in Malaysia, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 2011.
  • Raed M.A. Elottol, The Effects of the Museum’s Circulation Design on the Elderly Visitors’ Satisfaction in Peninsula Malaysia, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 2011, second supervisor.
  • Suhana Johar, Pemuliharaan dan Pembaikan Masjid Kayu Tradisional Di Malaysia, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 2012.
  • Lilawati Ab. Wahab, “Aplikasi Prinsip Penyesuaigunaan Terhadap Elemen Seni Bina Hotel Warisan Di Tapak Warisan Dunia Melaka dan George Town”, 2013.
  • Amal SF Ahsairat, “Formulation of Conservation Guidelines for Residential Heritage Buildings in the Old City of Gadamas, Libya”, 2013.
  • Mohd Jaki Mamat, “Communitty Involvement in Conservation of Heritage Area in Ipoh City Centre, Perak”, 2014.

 

On-going (PhD Research):

  • Faridzwan Abdul Ghafar, “Konsep Ruang Pada Balai Undang di Negeri Sembilan”.

 

On-going (Master Research):

  •   Mohd Qawien Mootar, "Aspek Sejarah Dalam Pemuliharaan Bangunan Warisan".

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLICATION

Theses (unpublished):

  • Johor Bahru City Center: A Mixed-use Development Project, M. Arch. Thesis, Kent State University, USA, 1988.
  • Conservation of British Colonial Buildings Built Between 1800 and 1930 in Malaysia, PhD Thesis, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, 1993.

Journals:

  • "Conservation of British Colonial Buildings in Malaysia", Bulletin Housing, Building and Planning, Issue 7, Vol.1, 1994, p. 42-52.
  • "Conservation of Acheen Street Mosque, Georgetown, Penang", Journal of Housing, Building and Planning, Vol. III, 1996, p. 28-34.
  • "Chronological Biography of Arthur Charles Alfred Norman", Journal of Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society (JMBRAS), Volume LXX Part 1, 1997, p. 21-29.
  • "The Prospects of Housing Market in Seberang Perai, Penang", Journal of Housing, Building and Planning, Volume V, 1998, p. 18-26.
  • “Tropical Architecture and Preservation In Malaysia”, SPAFA Journal (SEAMEO Regional Centre for Archaeology and Fine Arts, Bangkok), Volume 12, Number 1, January-April 2002, p. 41-50.
  • “Adaptive Re-use For Sustainable Heritage Tourism in Malaysia”, Co-author: Dr. Nurwati Badarulzaman, Tourism: An International Interdisciplinary Journal, Volume 51, Number 2, 2003, p. 205-214.
  • “The Evaluation of Beaches in Northern Malaysia”, Co-authors: Badaruddin Mohamed, Rahmat Azam Mustafa, Adrin Abdullah and Shida Irwana Omar, Planning Malaysia: Journal of the Malaysian Institute of Planners, Volume 2, 2004, p. 35-49.
  • “Cultural Heritage of Southeast Asia: Preservation for World Recognition”, Malaysian Town Plan, Vol. 03, Issue 1, January 2006, p. 52-62.
  • “Treatment of Salt Attack and Rising Damp on Heritage Buildings in Penang, Malaysia”, Co-author: Haris Fadzilah Abdul Rahman, Journal of Construction in Developing Countries (JCDC), Volume 15 No. 1, 2010, p. 93-112.
  • “Penyiasatan Kerosakan Terhadap Bangunan Kayu Lama Kajian Kes Masjid Lama
  • Mulong, Kelantan”, Co-authors Suhana Johar et al., The Malaysian Surveyor: The Professional Journal of the Institution of Surveyors, Malaysia, Volume 46, No. 1, 2011, p. 20-24.
  • “Heritage Interpretation in Building Conservation: Lessons from Malaysia”, Melaka Journal of Heritage, Volume 1, 2012, p. 31-47.
  • “Classification of Factor Affecting External Wall Defects Focusing On Lime Material of Heritage Buildings in Penang, Malaysia”, Co-authors: Roslan Talib, Amirahtulaqilah M Sabri, and Mohd Zailan Suleiman, Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering and Applied Sciences (JETEAS), Volume 5, Number 5, October 2014, p. 295-299.
  • “Factor Affecting Roof Leaking Focusing on Clay Roof Tile and Asbestos Roof for
  • Malaysia Heritage Buildings”, Co-authors: Roslan-Talib, Mohd Zailan Sulieman, David Boyd and Susan Hayhow, Elixir International Journal, Available online at www.elixirpublishers.com, Elixir Historic Preserv. 75 (2014) 28001-28005.
  • “Classification of Factor Affecting to Roof Leaking on Malaysia Selected Heritage Buildings”, Co-authors: Roslan Talib and Mohd Zailan Sulieman, International Journal of Recent Development in Engineering and Technology, Volume 3, Issue 3, September 2014, p. 79-85.
  • “Strengthening of Historic Buildings through Structural Repair Works: Review of the Methods and Process”, Co-authors: Mohd Umzarulazijo Umar, Mohd Hanizun Hanafi and Normah Abdul Latip, Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 9(7) April 2015, p. 358-362.
  • “Melaka Malay Kampung Rim Mosque: Conserving Traditional-Designed Mosque in Malaysia”, Co-authors: Roslan Talib and Mohd Zailan Suleiman, Asian Journal of Humanities and Social Studies, Volume 03, Issue 04, August 2015, p. 299-301.

Articles:

  • “Pemulihan Masjid Melayu Lebuh Acheh, George Town, Pulau Pinang”, Penang Past and Present, Issue 3, December 1998, p.27-29.
  • “Understanding Common Building Defects: The Dilapidation Survey Report”, Architecture Malaysia, Volume 16, Issue 1, First Quarter 2004, p. 19-21.
  • “Pemuliharaan Bangunan dan Monumen Lama Di Malaysia”, Sejarah@Malaysia: Edisi Pengenalan, July/August 2006, p. 40-45.
  • “Pemuliharaan Bangunan Bersejarah: Rangka Kerja dan Kepentingannya”, Sejarah@Malaysia, November/Disember 2006, Bil. 1, p. 50-56.
  • “Restoration of the Old One Fathom Bank Lighthouse, Port Klang, Selangor, Malaysia”, World Lighthouse Society Newsletter, 1st Quarter 2007, Vol. 5, Issue 1, p. 9-14.
  • “Malaysia’s Cultural Heritage: A Legislative Dimension”, ACCU Nara International Correspondent: The First Regular Report, Cultural Heritage Protection Cooperation Office, Asia/Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU), Nara, Japan, 2007, p. 12-13.
  • “Celebrating Malaysia’s World Heritage Sites: The Historic Cities of Melaka and George Town”, ACCU Nara International Correspondent: The Second and the Third Regular Report, Cultural Heritage Protection Cooperation Office, Asia/Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU), Nara, Japan, 2009, p. 8-9.
  • “Treatment of Salt Contamination at the Old Town Hall, Penang, Malaysia”, ACCU Nara International Correspondent: The Second and the Third Regular Report, Cultural Heritage Protection Cooperation Office, Asia/Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU), Nara, Japan, 2009, p. 29-30.
  • “Country Report on Safeguarding the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Malaysia”, International Workshop on the Safeguarding of Cultural Heritage: Capacity Building and Networking for Experts and Policy Makers, Intangible Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific, Republic of Korea, 2009, p. 643-655.
  • “Restoration of Kedai Mulong Old Mosque, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia”, ACCU Nara International Correspondent: The Fourth Regular Report With Special Reports, Cultural Heritage Protection Cooperation Office, Asia/Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU), Nara, Japan, 2009, p. 8-10.
  • “Restoration of the Ihsaniah Iskandariah Mosque: The Old Mosque of Kampung Kuala Dal, Perak, Malaysia”, ACCU Nara International Correspondent: The Fifth Regular Report, Cultural Heritage Protection Cooperation Office, Asia/Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU), Nara, Japan, 2010, p. 12-15.
  • “Conservation of Wall Murals at the Old Machap Mosque, Alor Gajah, Malacca, Malaysia”, ACCU Nara International Correspondent: The Sixth Regular Report, Cultural Heritage Protection Cooperation Office, Asia/Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU), Nara, Japan, 2010, p. 14-16.
  • “Melaka and George Town, historic cities of the Straits of Malacca: the challenge to retain the status”, Co-author: Mohd Syahrin Abdullah, World Heritage No. 55, Paris: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), February 2010, p. 24-29.
  •  “Department of National Heritage in Malaysia: The Role of Conservation and Preservation of Heritage”, ICH Courier: The Intangible Cultural Heritage Courier of Asia and the Pacific, Intangible Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific (ICHCAP), Republic of Korea, October 2010, p. 13.
  • “Restoration of the St. George’s Church, George Town, Penang, Malaysia”, ACCU Nara International Correspondent: The Seventh Regular Report, Cultural Heritage Protection Cooperation Office, Asia/Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU), Nara, Japan, 2011, p. 15-18.
  • -“Restoration of Building Façade at the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia”, ACCU Nara International Correspondent: The Eighth Regular Report, Cultural Heritage Protection Cooperation Office, Asia/Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU), Nara, Japan, 2011, p. 17-19.
  • -“Restoration of the Teh Bunga House, George Town, Penang, Malaysia”, ACCU Nara International Correspondent: The Ninth Regular Report, Cultural Heritage Protection Cooperation Office, Asia/Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU), Nara, Japan, 2012, p. 21-23.
  • -“Restoration of Ubosoth (Bothd) of Wat Chonprachumthat Chanaram, Kampung Dalam, Tumpat, Kelantan, Malaysia”, ACCU Nara International Correspondent: The Tenth Regular Report, Cultural Heritage Protection Cooperation Office, Asia/Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU), Nara, Japan, 2012, p. 17-20.
  • -“Restoration of the Alwi Mosque, Kangar, Perlis, Malaysia”, ACCU Nara International Correspondent: The Eleventh Regular Report, Cultural Heritage Protection Cooperation Office, Asia/Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU), Nara, Japan, 2013, p. 12-14.
  • -“Restoration of the St. Joseph’s Novitiate, Penang, Malaysia”, ACCU Nara International Correspondent: The Twelfth Regular Report, Cultural Heritage Protection Cooperation Office, Asia/Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU), Nara, Japan, 2013, p. 15-20.
  • -“Digital Documentation of Penang State Museum, Malaysia, Using Three Dimensional Terrestrial Laser Scan”, ACCU Nara International Correspondent: The Thirteenth Regular Report, Cultural Heritage Protection Cooperation Office, Asia/Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU), Nara, Japan, 2014, p. 16-19.
  • -“Acoustic Treatment at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia”, ACCU Nara International Correspondent: The Fourteenth Regular Report, Cultural Heritage Protection Cooperation Office, Asia/Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU), Nara, Japan, 2015, p. 23-27.
  • -“Installation of Stone Slate Roof Tiles at the City Hall Building, George Town, Penang, Malaysia”, ACCU Nara International Correspondent: The Fifteenth Regular Report, Cultural Heritage Protection Cooperation Office, Asia/Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU), Nara, Japan, 2015, p. 27-32.

Proceedings:

  • "British Colonial Buildings in Peninsular Malaysia: Building Surveys and Inspections", Proceedings of the Sixth International Planning History Conference Cities and Their Environment: Legacy of the Past, University of Hong Kong, 1994, p. 1-9.
  • "Heritage and Living Communities: Conservation of the Acheen Street Mosque, Penang, Malaysia", Proceedings of the International Conference on Tourism and Heritage Management, Yogyakarta: Gadjah Mada University Press, 1997, p. 432-442.
  • “The Architectural Styles of Mosques in Malaysia: From Vernacular to Modern Structures”, Proceedings of the Symposium on Mosque Architecture: The Historic 
  • and Urban Developments of Mosque Architecture, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Vol. 2, 1999, p. 147-163.
  • -“Kowledge-based Urban Economic Development: Issues and Challenges for Malaysia Cities in the Information Age”, Proceeding International Seminar on Urbanization in the Information Age: New Perspectives on the Transformation of Fast Growing Cities in The Pacific Rim, Depok: Universitas Indonesia, 2001, p. Impact 2.1-2.11.
  • -“Restoration of the Historic Fort Cornwallis, Penang, Malaysia”, Co-author: Dr. Badaruddin Mohamed, 7th International Conference on Inspection Appraisal Repairs Maintenance of Buildings and Structures, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom, 2001, p. 355-362.
  • -“Challenges of Historic Cities in the New Millennium: Lessons from Malaysia”, Co-authors: Dr.Badaruddin Mohamed and Dr. Nurwati Badarulzaman, Future Cities Symposium Riyadh-Saudi Arabia, Riyadh: Arab Urban Development Institute, Vol. 1, 2001, p. 170-182.
  • -“Adaptive Re-use of Old Buildings for Heritage Hotels: Prospects and Challenges in the Malaysian Tourism Industry”, Co-authors: Dr. Ahmad Sanusi Hassan, Dr. Nurwati Badarulzaman and Dr. Badaruddin Mohamed, City Tourism 2002, New York: Springer-Verlag Wien, 2002, p. 112-120.
  • -“Do We Need to Teach Construction History? Experiences of the School of Housing, Building and Planning, Universiti Sains Malaysia”, Co-authors: Hanizam Awang and Dr. Mohd Rodzi Ismail, Proceedings of the First International Congress on Construction History, Volume I, Madrid: Instituto Juan De Herrera, 2003, p. 291-298.
  • -“Structural Defects and Solutions: A Case Study of Fort Cornwallis, Penang, Malaysia”, Co-authors: Dr. Mohd Rodzi Ismail and Hanizam Awang, C. A. Brebbia, ed., Structural Studies, Repairs, and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture VIII, Southamptom: Wessex Institute of Technology Press, 2003, p. 349-257.
  • -“The Restoration of Suffolk House, Penang, Malaysia”, Co-author: Siti Norlizaiha Harun, M. Orhan Altan, ed., Proceedings of the XIXth International Symposium CIPA 2003: New Perspectives To Save Cultural Heritage, Istanbul: The ICOMOS & ISPRS Committee, 2003, p.109-112.
  • -“Challenges of IT in Teaching and Learning in the Built Environment”, Co-authors: Nurwati Badarulzaman and Ahmad Sanusi Hassan, Soraj Hongladarom, ed., Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Technology and Universities in Asia (ITUA 2002): Bangkok: Chulalongkorn University Press, 2003, 49-64.
  • -“Scientific Studies and Laboratory Tests in the Restoration of Old Town Hall, Georgetown, Penang”, Prosiding Persidangan Kebangsaan Sains dan Teknologi Dalam Pemuliharaan Warisan Negara: Mengintegrasi Sains, Teknologi dan Warisan, Kuala Lumpur: Jabatan Muzium dan Antikuiti Malaysia, 2004, p. 47-59.
  • -“Restoration and Refurbishment of Old City Hall, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia”, Proceedings of 2005 International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management, Wang Yaowa et. al., Harbin: China Architecture and Building Press, 2005, p. 1356-1361.
  • -“Conservation of Colonial Heritage Buildings in Malaysia: Issues and Challenges”, Preservation and Restoration of Wooden Structures: Training Course on the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region 2005 
  • Japan: Cultural Heritage Protection Cooperation Office, Asia/Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO, 2006, p. 99-112.
  • -“Value Added Economy of Homestay Concept in FELDA Pllantations, Malaysia:
  • How Does it Contribute Towards Sustainabilitty?”, Co-authors: Fatimah Hassan and
  • Nurwati Badarulzaman, Proceedings of the International Conference on
  • Sustainability Housing (ICSH 2006), Penang, Malaysia: Universiti Sains Malaysia,
  • 2006, p. 382-389.
  • “Rumah Kutai: Warisan Senibina Melayu Negeri Perak Yang Semakin Pupus”, Co-authors: Lilawati Abd Wahab, Kamarul Syahril Kamal and Syed Abdul Haris Syed Mustafa, The Proceedings 2nd ASEAN PGS 2006: ASEAN Postgraduate Seminar in Built Environment 4-6 December 2006, Kuala Lumpur: Universiti Malaya, Malaysia, 2006, p. 157-166.
  • “Kecacatan dan Kerosakan Umum Pada Rumah Melayu Tradisional: Kajian Kes Rumah Kutai”, Co-authors: Kamarul Syahril Kamal, Lilawati Abd Wahab and Mohd Azian Zaidi, The Proceedings 2nd ASEAN PGS 2006: ASEAN Postgraduate Seminar in Built Environment 4-6 December 2006, Kuala Lumpur: Universiti Malaya, Malaysia, 2006, p. 189-198.
  • “Malaysia: Satu Tinjauan Umum”, Co-author: Kamarul Syahril Kamal, CD Proceedings: Post Graduate Research Colloquium 2007, Penang, Malaysia, 2007, p.1-10.
  • “Pemuliharaan Bandar Warisan di Malaysia Sebagai Warisan Dunia”, Co-authors: Lilawati Ab Wahad and Badarudin Mohamed, CD Proceedings: Post Graduate Research Colloquium 2007, Penang, Malaysia, 2007, Ms1-10.
  • “Method of Statement in Assessing Risk for the Refurbishment of Ipoh Railway Station, Perak, Malaysia: A Case Study”, Co-authors: S.B. Abd Karim, I.A. Yahya, K.S. Kamal and L. Ab. Wahab, Proceedings 2nd International Engineering Convention 2007: Globalisation in Growing Economies-Building Capacity 10-14 March 2007, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 2007, p. 618-628.
  • “Prinsip, Falsafah dan etika Dalam Kerja-kerja Pemuliharaan Warisan di Malaysia”, Co-authors: Kamarul Syahril Kamal, Lilawati Ab Wahab and Shahruddin Shabri, Proceedings the 2nd International Conference on Tourism and Hospitality, Theme: Planning and Managing for the Future, Putrajaya, Malaysia, 2007, p. 375-384.
  • “Kecacatan Bangunan dan Kepentingan pemuliharaan warisan di Bandaraya Ipoh”, Co-authors: Kamarul Syahril Kamal and Lilawati Ab Wahab, Proceedings: National Conference on Malaysia Cityscape, Lumut, Perak, Malaysia, 2007, p. 432-441.
  • “Pengurusan Keselamatan Untuk Bangunan Warisan di Malaysia”, Co-author: Nurul Hamiruddin Salleh, Proceedin. Seminar Kebangsaan Rupabandar Malaysia, Lumut, Perak, Malaysia, 28 - 29 November 2007, p.453-462.
  • “Fire Safety Management for Heritage Buildings in Malaysia: Practical Guides and Recommendations”, Co-author: Nurul Hamiruddin Salleh, Proceedings of the International Conference on Built Environment in Developing Countries 2007: Volume 1., Penang, Malaysia, 3 - 4 December 2007, p.418-427.
  • “Fire Safety Management for Heritage Buildings in Malaysia: Practical Guides and
  • Recommendations”, Co-author: Nurul Hamiruddin Salleh, Proceedings of the International Conference on Built Environment in Developing Countries 2007 (ICBEDC2007), Penang, 2007, p.418-427.
  • “Understanding the Common Building Defects in Malaysia’s Historic Buildings”, et.al., Proceedings of the International Conference on Built Environment in Developing Countries 2007 (ICBEDC2007), Penang, 2007, p.437-443.
  • “Kajian Lapangan Ke Atas Bangunan Bersejarah di Malaysia Dari Aspek Kecacatan Bangunan dan Pemuliharaan”, Co-author: Kamarul Syahril Kamal, Siti Norlizaiha Harun, ed., Prosiding Seminar Penyelidikan Siswazah Alam Bina, Perak, 2008, p. 459-471.
  • “Pemuliharaan dan Penyesuaigunaan Semula Bangunan Bersejarah Bagi Menyokong Industri Pelancongan Negara”, Co-authors: Lilawati Ab Wahab and Badaruddin Mohamed, Siti Norlizaiha Harun, ed., Prosiding Seminar Penyelidikan Siswazah Alam Bina, Perak, 2008, p. 503-510.
  • “Pendekatan Penyenggaraan Bangunan Bersejarah di Malaysia: Suatu Kajian Awalan”, Co-author: Robiah Abdul Rashid in Khairuddin Abdul Rashid, ed., Research in the Malaysian Construction Industry and Built Environment: Proceedings of 7th Annual Conference Management in Construction Researchers Associations MICRA 2008, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, 2008, p. 711-724.
  • “Fire Safety Management in Heritage Buildings: A Case Study in Malaysia”, Co-author: Nurul Hamiruddin Salleh, Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Built Environment in Developing Countries 2008. 3 - 4 December 2008, Penang, Malaysia, p. 820- 836.
  • “Pilot Survey on the Conservation of Historical Buildings in Malaysia”, Co-authors: Kamarul Syahril Kamal and Lilawati Ab. Wahab, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Built Environment in Developing Countries 2008 Sustainable Built Environment: Bridging Theory and Practice, Penang, Malaysia, 2008, p. 30-31.
  • “Analisa Pilot Survey Ke Atas Tahap Kecacatan dan Pendekatan Pemuliharaan Pada Bangunan Bersejarah di Malaysia”, Co-author: Kamarul Syahril Kamal, Proceedings of 7th Annual Conference Management in Construction Researchers’ Association MICRA 2008, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, 2008, p. 733-755.
  • “Penyesuaigunaan Semula Bangunan Bersejarah Sebagi Hotel Bagi menyokong Industri Pelancongan Warisan Negara”, Co-authors: Lilawati Ab Wahab and Badaruddin Mohamed, Proceedings of 7th Annual Conference Management in Construction Researchers’ Association MICRA 2008, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, 2008, p. 757-772.
  •  “The Implementation of Maintenance for Historical Buildings: A Review on the Current Scenario in Malaysia”, Co-author Robiah Abdul Rashid, Proceeding of 2nd International Conference on Built Environment in Developing Countries 2008, Penang, Malaysia, p. 31.
  •  “Maintenance Approaches of Historic Buildings in Malaysia”, Co-author Robiah Abdul Rashid, Proceeding of the 5th International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century CITC-V, Istanbul, Turkey, 2009, p. 1043-1050.
  • “City Marketing Through Adaptive Re-Use of Heritage Buildings and Involvement of Local Organizations: A Case Study of The City of Ipoh, Perak”, Co-author Mohd Jaki Mamat, Melaka International Heritage Conference 2012 & 5th Tourism Outlook Conference 2012 - Linking Tourism, Heritage & Culture, 26 - 28 June 2012 Melaka, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, p. 38-58 , ISBN 978-967-363-406-4.
  • “Traditional Building Skills in the Conservation of Heritage Mosques in Malaysia”, International Conference 2012. Human Resources Development for the Transmission of Traditional Skills: Building Decorartion with a Focus around Painting and Colouring (27-29 November, Nara, Japan), Cultural Heritage Protection Cooperation Office, Asia-Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU), Japan, 2013, p. 33-41

    Video Documentaries:
  • Building Conservation in Malaysia: Air-Conditioning Systems, USM, July 1995
  • Pemuliharaan Bandar Warisan Di Malaysia (Trans.: Conservation of Historic Cities in Malaysia), USM, Nov. 1997.

    Websites:
  • Conservation of the Acheen Street Mosque, Georgetown, Penang (1996), Internet, http://www.hbp.usm.my/townplg/heritage/acheen.htm
  • Syed Alatas Mansion: Methods and Techniques of Restoration (1996), Internet, http://www.hbp.usm.my/townplg/heritage/method.htm
  • Webmaster for http://www.hbp.usm.my/conservation (since February 1999).

Books/Chapter in Books:

  • Editor to Zulkifli Hanafi, (1996), Alat-alat Pertukangan Tradisonal Melayu (Trans.: Traditional Malay Carpentry Tools), Kulim: Amber Solara Publication.
  • Editor to Zulkifli Hanafi, (1996), Pembinaan Bangunan Tradisional Melayu (Trans.: The Construction of Traditional Malay Buildings), Kulim: Amber Solara Publication.
  • British Colonial Architecture in Malaysia 1800-1930, Kuala Lumpur: Museums Association of Malaysia, 1997.
  • Editor to Zulkifli Hanafi, (1999), Siri Lukisan Terukur: Rumah Tradisional Melayu Di Pulau Pinang (Trans.: Measured Drawing Series: The Traditional Malay Houses in Penang), Kulim: Amber Solara Publication.
  • Seni Bina Bangunan Bersejarah Negeri Johor (Trans.: Heritage Buildings of Johor State), et.al, Johor: Yayasan Warisan Johor, Malaysia, 2001.
  • “Pemuliharaan Warisan Seni Bina Melayu dan Islam Pulau Pinang” in Melayu Pulau Pinang: Himpunan Kertas Kerja Kolokium Kebangsaan Melayu Pulau Pinang (Trans. Penang Malays), in Noriah Mohamed, ed., Penang: Projek Penyelidikan Budaya Utara, Dewan Budaya, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 2005.
  • “Chapter 4 - Urban Conservation: Saving Heritage Buildings” in Ahmad Sanusi Hassan, ed., (2009), Contextual Issues of the Built Environment in Malaysia, Penang: Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia, p. 60-80.
  • “Bab 2: Rangka Kerja Pemuliharaan Bangunan Bersejarah Di Malaysia” (Trans. Chapter 2: Framework of Heritage Building Conservation in Malaysia) in Pemuliharaan Bangunan Bersejarah, Siti Norlizaiha Harun et. al., (2010), Shah Alam: University Publication Centre (UPENA), p. 21-40.
  •  Siri Syarahan Umum Pelantikan Profesor: Pemuliharaan Bangunan Warisan Di Malaysia: Pengalaman dan Cabaran Masa Hadapan (Trans: Professorial Public Lecture Series: Conservation of Heritage Buildings in Malaysia: Experience and Future Challenges), Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia, 2010.
  • “Pengenalan Kepada Pemuliharaan dan Kerosakan Bangunan Bersejarah” (Trans: Introduction to Heritage Building Conservation and Defects) in Kelestarian Warisan Negara, Co-authours: Kamarul Syahril Kamal and Lilawati Ab Wahab in 
  • Saidatulakmal Mohd, et.al., (2011), Penang: Pusat Pengajian Sains Kemasyarakatan, Universiti Sains Malaysia, p.1-16.
  • “Pendekatan Amalan Penyenggaraan Bangunan Warisan Di Malaysia” (Trans: The Practical Approach of Heritage Building Maintenance in Malaysia) in Kelestarian Warisan Negara, Co-authour: Robiah Abdul Rashid in Saidatulakmal Mohd, et.al., (2011), Penang: Pusat Pengajian Sains Kemasyarakatan, Universiti Sains Malaysia. p. 41-58.
  • “Pemuliharaan dan Pembaikan Masjid Kayu Tradisional di Malaysia: Tinjauan Pada Teknik Pembaikan” (Trans: Conservation and Repair of Traditional Timber Mosques in Malaysia) in Kelestarian Warisan Negara, Co-authour: Suhana Johar in Saidatulakmal Mohd, et.al., (2011), Penang: Pusat Pengajian Sains Kemasyarakatan, Universiti Sains Malaysia. p. 71-84.
  • “Bab 6 - Pemulihan Kota Cornwallis, Pulau Pinang” (Trans: Restoration of Fort Cornwallis, Penang) in Pemuliharaan dan Pemeliharaan Warisan di Malaysia, Co-author: Wan Nadri Othman in Abdul Aziz Hussin, ed., (2011), Penang: Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia, p. 169-195.
  •  “Chapter 5 - Sustainability in the Practice of Historic Building Conservation” in Towards a Sustainable Built Environment in Malaysia, in Mahyuddin Ramli and Hugh Byrd, eds., (2012), Penang: Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia, p. 53-72.

Poster Presentations:

  • “The Refurbishment of Ipoh Railway Station, Perak, Malaysia: A Case Study”, Co-authors: Kamarul Syahril Kamal, Lilawati Ab Wahab, Shahruddin Shabri and Saiful Bari Abd Karim, Delegate Manual of the Oxford Conference 2008, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, 22-23 July 2008.
  • “Preserving the Architectural Heritage in the Refurbishment of Batu Gajah District Court Complex, Perak, Malaysia”, Co-authors: Kamarul Syahril Kamal, Lilawati Ab Wahab, Shahruddin Shabri and Saiful Bari Abd Karim, Delegate Manual of the Oxford Conference 2008, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, 22-23 July 2008.

OTHERS

Dr. Ghafar maintains the Building Conservation Site.

Teaching Modules for Building Contractor -Work Method Statement:

Restoration of Old Town Hall (OTH), George Town, Penang, 2003-2005. Work method statement prepared by A Ghafar Ahmad for Nusabina Pulau Pinang Sdn. Bhd.

1. OTH/Method1/Paintwork & Timber, 22 April 2003.

2. OTH/Method2/Composition, 22 April 2003.

3. OTH/Method3/Rhumidity, 25 April 2003.

4. OTH/Method4/Lockset, 8 May 2003.

5. OTH/Method5/FloorProtection, 24 May 2003.

6. OTH/Method6/XRF, 16 June 2003.

7. OTH/Method7/RemovePaint, 23 June 2003.

8. OTH/Method8/HarmfulGrowth, 29 July 2003.

9. OTH/Method9/ReplaceFloorJoist, 25 September 2003.

10. OTH/Method10/RepairStackWall, 30 September 2003.

11. OTH/Method11/CrackWall, 1 October 2003.

12. OTH/Method12/Plastering, 2 October 2003.

13. OTH/Method13/Electrical, 9 October 2003.

 

14. OTH/Method14/Baluster&Urn, 14 October 2003.

15. OTH/Method15/WindowDoorFrames, 24 January 2004.

16. OTH/Method16/Purlins&GISheets, 9 April 2004.

17. OTH/Method17/PlasterRendering, 17 May 2004:

18. OTH/Method18/TermiteTreatment, 28 May 2004.

19. OTH/Method19/RoofInstallation, 16 July 2004

20. OTH/Method20/Decorative, 6 September 2004.

21. OTH/Method21/Anti-Fungus, 28 January 2005.

Restoration of No. 57 Macalister Road (BGN57), George Town, Penang, 2005-2006. Work method statement prepared by A Ghafar Ahmad and Shahruddin Shabri for RNEM Engineering Sdn. Bhd.

1. BGN57/TK1/Penghawa Dingin, 13 June 2005: Menanggal Unit Penghawa Dingin (Trans.: Removal of Air-conditioning Units).

2. BGN57/TK2/Arkeologi, 17 June 2005: Penggalian Arkeologi (Trans.: Archeaological Excavation).

3. BGN57/TK3/Peningkatan Kelembapan, 20 June 2005: Rising Damp.

4. BGN57/TK4/Tumbuhan Organik, 20 June 2005: Tumbuhan Organik (Trans.: Organic Growth).

5. BGN57/TK5/Bumbung Sementara, 17 June 2005: Bumbung Sementara (Trans.: Temporary Roof).

6. BGN57/TK6/Rawatan Anai-anai, 20 June 2005: Rawatan Anai-anai (Trans.: Termite Treatment).

7. BGN57/TK7/Papan Tanda, 17 June 2005: Papan Tanda (Trans.: Signboard).

8. BGN57/TK8/Menanggal Cat, 20 June 2005: Menanggal Cat Sediada (Trans.: Removal of existing paint).

9. BGN57/TK9/Baikpulih Kayu, 20 June 2005: Membaik Pulih Tingkap dan Pintu Kayu (Trans.: Restoration of Timber Window and Door).

10. BGN57/TK10/Anti Kulat, 20 June 2005: Pencegahan Anti Kulat (Trans.: Anti Fungus Treatment).

11. BGN57/TK11/Lockset, 20 June 2005: Penjagaan Lockset (Trans.: Lockset Treatment).

12. BGN57/TK12/Tembaga, 20 June 2005: Penjagaan Tembaga (Trans.: Copper Treatment).

13. BGN57/TK13/Gelegar Lantai, 20 June 2005: Penukaran Gelegar Lantai (Trans.: Replacement of Floor Beam).

14. BGN57/TK14/Plat Penanda, 4 July 2005: Plat Penanda (Trans.: Tagging Plate).

15. BGN57/TK15/Dinding Sesekat, 4 July 2005: Penanggalan Dinding Sesekat (Trans.: Removal of Partition Wall).

16. BGN57/TK16/Siling Gantung, 4 July 2005: Penanggalan Siling Gantung (Trans.: Removal of Hanging Ceiling).

17. BGN57/TK17/Peralatan Elektrik, 4 July 2005: Penanggalan Peralatan Elektrik (Trans.: Removal of Electrical Fittings).

18. BGN57/TK18/Sanitari, 4 July 2005: Penanggalan Kelengkapan Sanitari (Trans.: Removal of Sanitation Equipments).

19. BGN57/TK19/Suhu dan Kelembapan, 4 July 2005: Sukatan Suhu Tempatan dan Kelembapan Relatif (Trans.: Recording Local Temperature and Relative Humidity).

20. BGN57/TK20/Penjagaan Lantai, 4 July 2005: Penjagaan Lantai Bangunan (Trans.: Treatment of Building Floors).

21. BGN57/TK21/Bancuhan Lepaan, 13 August 2005: Bancuhan Lepaan Dinding (Trans.: Mixture of Wall Plaster).

22. BGN57/TK22/Marseilles Tile, 22 July 2005: Marseilles Tile.

23. BGN57/TK23/Pemasangan Marseilles Tile, 25 July 2005: Pemasangan Marseilles Tile (Trans.: Fixing of Marseilles Tiles).

24. BGN57/TK24/Membaiki Lepaan, 13 August 2005: Membaiki Lepaan Dinding (Trans.: Repair of Wall Plaster).

25. BGN57/TK25/Pencegahan Burung, 16 August 2005: Pencegahan Masalah Burung (Trans.: Mitigation of Bird Problem).

26. BGN57/TK26/Panel Dinding, 26 August 2005: Panel Dinding (Motar Kapur dan Wire Mesh) (Trans.: Wall Panel).

27. BGN57/TK27/Pertukangan Kayu, 26 August 2005: Kerja Pertukangan Kayu (Trans.: Carpentry Work).

28. BGN57/TK28/External Cornice, 10 April 2006: Penyediaan External Cornice (Trans.: Preparation of External Cornice).

Restoration of Shophouses at Acheen Street (MML), George Town, Penang, 2005-2006. Work method statement prepared by A Ghafar Ahmad and Shahruddin Shabri for Image Facade Construction.

1. MML/TK1/Arkeologi (1), 15 December 2005: Penggalian Arkeologi Di Tapak (Trans.: Archeological Excavation at Site).

2. MML/TK2/Dinding Sesekat (1), 15 December 2005: Penanggalan Dinding Sesekat (Trans.: Removal of Wall).

3. MML/TK3/Lapisan Cat (1), 15 December 2005: Menanggal Cat Sediada (Trans.: Removal of Existing Paint).

4. MML/TK4/Elektrik (1), 15 December 2005: Penanggalan Peralatan Elektrik (Trans.: Removal of Electrical Fittings).

5. MML/TK5/Anai-anai (1), 15 December 2005: Rawatan Pencegahan Anai-anai (Trans.: Termite Treatment ).

6. MML/TK10/Anti Fungus (2), 4 February 2006: Rawatan Anti Fungus Di Tapak (Trans.: Treatment of Anti-fungus at Site).

7. MML/TK13/Fungus Lepaan (1), 22 April 2006: Rawatan Anti-fungus Pada Lepaan Bangunan (Trans.: Treatment of Anti-fungus at Wall Plaster).

8. MML/TK14/Salt, 22 April 2006: Salt Desalination.

9. MML/TK15/Baik Pulih Pintu dan Tingkap, 22 April 2006: Kerja-kerja Baik Pulih Struktur Kayu Pintu dan Tingkap (Trans: Restoration of Timber structure for doors and windows).

10. MML/TK16/Gelegar Lantai, 22 April 2006: Pemuliharaan dan Baik Pulih Gelegar Lantai (Trans.: Conservation and Repair of Floor Beams).

11. MML/TK17/Sambungan Kayu, 22 April 2006: Prosedur dan Process Penyambungan Kayu (Trans.: Procedure and Process of Timber Jointing.

12. MML/TK18/Bumbung Sementara, 29 May 2006: Pemasangan Bumbung Sementara (Trans.: Fixing of Temporary Roof).

Restoration of MM. Nordin Mouseleum (MMN), George Town, Penang, 2006. Work method statement prepared by A Ghafar Ahmad and Shahruddin Shabri for Marine Tani Trading.

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1. MMN/TK1/Tapak & Organik (1), 18 February 2006: Pembersihan Tapak dan Pencegahan Tumbuhan Organik (Trans.: Site Clearance and Treatment of Organic Growth).

2. MMN/TK2/Madrasah, 8 March 2006: Perobohan Madrasah Sediada (Trans.: Demolition of Existing Madrasah).

3. MMN/TK3/Anai-anai, 8 March 2006: Pencegahan Anai-anai (Trans.: Treatment of Termites).

4. MMN/TK4/Lapisan Cat, 5 April 2006: Mengenal Pasti Lapisan Cat Sediada (Trans.: Identification of Existing Paint Layers).

5. MMN/TK5/Lepaan Dinding, 6 April 2006: Penanggalan Lepaan Dinding Sediada (Trans.: Removal of Existing Wall Plaster).

6. MMN/TK6/Tanah Perkuburan, 7 April 2006: Pembersihan Tanah Perkuburan (Trans.: Site Clearance for Cemetary).

7. MMN/TK7/Arkeologi, 19 April 2006: Penggalian Arkeologi Di Tapak (Trans.: Archeological Excavation at Site).

8. MMN/TK8/Fungus Lepaan (1), 22 April 2006: Rawatan Anti Fungus Pada Lepaan Bangunan (Trans.: Treatment of Anti-Fungus at Wall Plaster).

9. MMN/TK9/Salt (1), 22 April 2006: Salt Desalination.

10. MMN/TK10/Sambungan Kayu (1), 29 May 2006: Prosedur dan Proses Penyambungan Kayu (Trans.: Procedure and Process of Timber Jointing).

11. MMN/TK11/Bumbung Sementara, 29 May 2006: Pembinaan Bumbung Sementara (Trans.: Construction of Temporary Roof).