Tropical Daylighting for Working Environment

My new book titled “Tropical Daylighting for Working Environment” is published!  The book discusses the potential use of daylight in tropical regions with a special focus on the working environment.  It includes practical architectural design strategies as well as recent research on tropical daylighting.
It is available for sale at and UTM Press Bookstore.

Visit to Forest City

I’m grateful for a fruitful technical visit to the Forest City project in Iskandar, Johor.  Together with a few engineers, we had the opportunity to tour around a few buildings and construction sites including a case study project of precast construction using building information modelling (BIM).

Christopher Heng’s Ph.D. Viva

Congratulations to my Ph.D. student Christopher Heng Yi Sern for passing his Viva with B1 on 22 May 2017.

Thanks the co-supervisor Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dilshan Remaz Ossen, the external examiner Assoc. Prof. Dr. Noor Hanita and the internal examiner Assoc. Prof. Dr Eka Sediadi for their valuable comments.

Not forgetting to thank Prof. Dr. Roslan Amirudin as the chairperson and Dr. Norliza as the assistant chair for the Viva.

Sayed’s Ph.D. Viva

Congratulations to my Ph.D. student Sayed Mohammad Mousavi for passing his Ph.D. Viva on 18 May 2017.

Main supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tareef Hayat Khan

Co-supervisor: Dr. Lim Yaik Wah and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eka Sediadi

Examiner: Assoc. Prof. Ar. Dr. Sharifah (External; USM) and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd Zin Kandar (Internal)

BIM 2017 – Invited Presenter and ISAC

I was invited to present a paper titled “BIM and Genetic Algorithm optimisation for sustainable building envelope design” in the 2nd International Conference on Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Design, Construction and Operations, on 10 – 12 May 2017 in Alicante, Spain.  The paper was selected to be published in International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning. (URL:

I was also an International Scientific Advisory Committee (ISAC) member and the chair of one of the presentation session in the conference.

Besides, the conference delegates had opportunity to visit Orihuela which is a very old town, founded at the time of the Visigoths and expanded during the Arab domination period.