FBE Won Silver Medal Award at Invention, Innovation and Design (IID)

FBE won Silver Medal Award at Invention, Innovation and Design (IID) competition held 9th March 2017 in Amansari Residence Resort, Johor Bahru Malaysia.

Invention, Innovation and Design (IID) competition was first mooted by the UiTM main campus in Shah Alam in an effort to promote innovations in all faculties and campuses as feeders for participations at the university level IIDEX (Invention, Innovation and Design Exposition). IID Johor was first organised in compliance with this requirement from the Research Innovation Business Unit (RIBU).

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DURP’s Students Sharing Session

The 1st monthly seminar for the 2ndsemester 2016/2017 of DURP was held on the 23rd of February 2017 (Thursday) at Seminar Room B03, Faculty of Built Environment (FAB).The seminar was accomplished in two (2) parts. The 1st half featured, Miss Nadzirah Hosen, a Post Graduate Student who attended the IUCN World Conservation Congress (WCC) in Honolulu, Hawaii from 1-10 September 2016. Nadzirah’s attendance at the Congress was funded by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature)’s WCPA (The World Commission on Protected Areas) Young Professionals Fund. The Congress provided her the opportunity to meet, interact and share knowledge and ideas with current and future champions in world conservation. At the WCPA Members Assembly and Young Professionals Introduction (YPI) session, a highlight of the WCC Opening Ceremony, Nadzirah had to introduce herself, UTM and Malaysia to the Congress delegates.  The Congress featured a workshop, exhibition, knowledge café, poster presentation and pavilion activities. Amongst the places visited whilst in Honolulu are Waikiki Beach, U.S Army Museum of Hawaii, and Armed Forces Recreation Center. Nadzirah concluded the sharing session by highlighting the benefits of attending WCC which were the networking opportunities, the face to face with experts, the awareness of new trends, the “energy” of like-minded individuals, the expansion of resources, the “breaking out” of the comfort zone and last but not least, having fun.

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Lawatan Ketua Pengarah PLANMalaysia ke Jabatan Perancangan Bandar dan Wilayah (JPBW) FAB, UTM

Pada 2 Mac 2017, Jabatan Perancangan Bandar dan Wilayah, Fakulti Alam Bina, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru telah menerima lawatan YBhg. Dato’ TPr. Dr. Dolbani Bin Mijan, Ketua Pengarah PLANMalaysia (PLANMalaysia adalah penjenamaan bagi Jabatan Perancangan Bandar dan Desa Semenanjung Malaysia). Beliau juga  merupakan Profesor Adjung, Jabatan Perancangan Bandar dan Wilayah (JPBW) dan Alumni UTM. Terdapat 3 acara utama sepanjang lawatan beliau pada hari tersebut. Dari jam 9 pagi hingga 11 pagi, beliau telah melawat studio Tahun 2 Sarjana Muda Perancangan Bandar dan Wilayah (SBEP) bagi mendengar pembentangan pelajar mengenai projek Rancangan Tempatan Daerah Mersing-Penggantian  yang sedang dijalankan, diikuti dengan sesi soal-jawab dan maklumbalas.

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PAM ZSR Architecture Prize 2016

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The PAM ZSR ARCHITECTURE PRIZE 2016 is an annual award open to all architecture students from all Malaysian Schools of Architecture accredited with the Malaysian Board of Architecture (LAM) Parts I and II. The award ceremony was held at the New PAM Centre in Bangsar Kuala Lumpur on Thursday 9 March 2017. There were more than 130 applicants from all schools of Architecture in Malaysia. We are proud to announce that of the 11 finalists for the LAM Part 1 category 3 are from UTM . Out of the 4 Main winners who each received RM3000, 2 are from UTM. They are Rashidah bt. Jimi Sham who was supervised by En. Yusri bin Md. Ripin, and Yap Shook Yen who was supervised by Assoc. Prof Dr. Mahmud bin Mohd. Jusan. Yeow Yann Herng who was supervised by Dr. Doris Toe was the 3rd finalist who won RM500.

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Communal Voluntary Works to Build Rumah Ihsan Johor

A group of 10 students from Bachelor of Quantity Surveying and Bachelor of Science (Construction) from Department of Quantity Surveying, Faculty of Built Environment, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia with two lecturers were participated in the construction of Rumah Ihsan Johor (RIJ 5) at Kg. Muhibbah Jaya, Senggarang, Johor held on 10-12 February 2017. This is a community project to provide conducive house to those in need. This project takes only 3 days to construct and applied the concept of ‘gotong-royong’ by the volunteers. Besides helping constructing the house, the students also helping in documenting and recording the construction process of Rumah Ihsan Johor and provide feedback on how to improve the current process.  The opportunities of joining this project give a valuable experience to the students by bringing the theories to practical besides promoting volunteerism among students and serving community in needs.

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Department of Landscape Architect from Faculty of Built Environment, UTM Skudai held a monthly workshop: ‘Landscape UTM Alumni Workshop Series 2017’ organised by the final year students. The main objective of this workshop is to share landscape project input to all landscape final year students. Therefore, LAr. Lee Wooi Keat an Alumni of Landscape UTM from CPG Consultants PTD LTD, Singapore was invited to give a short talk on ‘Place Making: Meaning of Space’.

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DURP’s Best Students Semester 1, 2016/2017- Received Academic Prizes

The 16th of February 2017 will always be a memorable day for three students, Diong Jia Qi (Year 1SBEP), Nur Shahidah binti Sulaiman (Year 2SBEP) and Yong Mei Yee (Year 4SBEP).  These students received their academic prizes from the Head of Department (HoD), Department of Urban and Regional Planning (DURP), Faculty of Built Environment (FAB), UTM JB, Associate Professor Datin TPr. Dr. Norsiah Abd Aziz, for being the best students of the Department in the first semester of the academic year 2016/2017.

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