I am currently Managing Editor of International Journal of Built Environment and Sustainability (IJBES). The idea of establishment of IJBES was inspired by the passed out of previous journal managed by Faculti Alam Bina. The name of journal is Journal Alam Bina, established in 1998 with the very first paper on Urban Planning: A Conceptual Framework authored by Professor Ibrahim Ngah. Unfortunately, the Journal was then passed out in 2008, until IJBES replaced the Journal Alam Bina in 2014.


IJBES is an international peer-reviewed journal addressing the present researches, developments and best practices in the field of urban and regional planning, architecture, quantity survey and infrastructure in view of social, cultural, economic and environmental sustainability at local, regional and global levels. The articles may cover various topics above that of interests to the researchers, practitioners, government agencies, private sector, non-governmental organizations and local communities.

Indexed by: UDLedge Social Science & Humanities Citation Index (SS&HI), Focus, Malaysian Citation Center (MCC), Google Scholar and DOAJ.

IJBES submitted for Scopus Indexing in October 2016, Web of Science (Art and Humanities Citation Index) in November 2017, and Asean Citation Index in February 2018


The International Journal of Built Environment and Sustainability (IJBES) is the substitute of Journal Alam Bina (JAB) – ISSN 1551-1369. The Journal Alam Bina was published in 2003, and continues up until 2008. Thus JAB can be considered as the embryo of IJBES. The e-ISSN of the IJBES is 2289-8948.

To catch international authors, JAB is promoted to be an international journal with international editorial board and maintains peer-review process. With expanded scope of the Journal, IJBES attempts to be the outlet of local and national authors in the built environment and sustainability field to publish their researches and projects while capturing international authors to share their knowledge.

IJBES publishes online with a frequency of three issues per year which is January, May and September every year.

IJBES web site is here

Editorial Board is here

Editorial Policies are here

Published Articles:

  1. Volume 1 Issue 1, 30 October 2014
  2. Volume 2 Issue 1, 30 January 2015
  3. Volume 2 Issue 2, 30 May 2015
  4. Volume 2 Issue 3, 30 September 2015
  5. Volume 2 Issue 4, Special Edition of APSA Congress 2015
  6. Volume 3 Issue 1, 30 January 2016
  7. Volume 3 Issue 2, 30 May 2016
  8. Volume 3 Issue 3, 30 September 2016
  9. Volume 4 Issue 1, 30 January 2017
  10. Volume 4 Issue 2, 30 May 2017
  11. Volume 4 Issue 3, 30 September 2017
  12. Volume 5 Issue 1, 30 January 2018
  13. Volume 5 Issue 2 (incoming)