BIM Research Group Showcases Diverse Research Areas at QS-Construction Career Carnival, UTM

The Department of Quantity Surveying, Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia organized an engaging and informative QS-Construction Career Carnival on June 21-22, 2023. The event showcased various industry leaders and professionals while placing a special research showcase by research groups. The BIM Research Group’s comprehensive display at the QS-Construction Career Carnival underscored the significance of their research areas in shaping the future of the construction industry.

BIM member with Mr Zulawal (M22 Pte Lte Singapore)

The carnival served as a valuable platform for students to interact with industry professionals, gain insights into the construction sector, and explore potential career opportunities. However, the BIM Research Group becoming a hub of innovation, knowledge sharing, and research prospects for the students.

BIMRG background

At the BIM Research Group booth, students were introduced to the world of BIM and its significance in revolutionizing the construction industry. The researchers proudly displayed their ongoing projects, research findings, and technological advancements, captivating the attention of visitors. The booth also showcased the various research grants available, highlighting the potential for students to contribute to cutting-edge research initiatives.

BIM satelite Lab

The BIM Research Group’s booth presented their diverse research areas and ongoing projects. The following research areas were prominently featured:

  1. Technology: The group highlighted the multidimensional capabilities of BIM, spanning from BIM 3D to BIM 7D. Students were introduced to the potential of BIM for creating immersive experiences through augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and mixed reality (MR). The integration of BIM with geographic information systems (GIS) was also explored. Additionally, the group showcased the advancements in automation in construction, including the utilization of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics. BIM’s role in water-efficient management was also emphasized.
  2. Management: The BIM Research Group delved into the management aspects of BIM, covering various areas such as BIM legal considerations, smart/intelligent contracts, BIM safety, and occupational safety, health, and construction industry (OSHCIM) practices. They also presented their research on BIM’s contribution to performance measurement, supply chain management, designer behavior, and virtual collaboration. The integration of Industrialized Building Systems (IBS) with BIM was explored as well.
  3. Education: The group showcased their research in the field of BIM education, highlighting the gamification of safety practices and IBS implementation. They also demonstrated the use of augmented reality (AR) for teaching and learning purposes. Additionally, the BIM Research Group presented their work on developing educational frameworks for BIM implementation in the quantity surveying (QS) and construction domains. The focus on adult learning methodologies and the development of an OSHCIM education framework were also highlighted.

A key objective of the BIM Research Group’s presence was to inspire students to pursue postgraduate studies and explore the realm of research within the field. By promoting research opportunities, the group aimed to foster a culture of innovation and encourage students to push the boundaries of construction technology.

One of the reasearch on AR Content for Engineering and TVET – IBS Construction

Moreover, the BIM Research Group provided hands-on demonstrations of VR and AR tools, enabling students to understand its practical applications in real-world construction projects. They also conducted interactive sessions, delivering presentations on BIM methodologies, collaborative workflows, and the benefits of adopting BIM in the construction industry.

The presence of the BIM Research Group at the QS-Construction Career Carnival was met with enthusiasm and curiosity from both students and industry professionals. The group’s expertise and passion for BIM were evident, as they shared their experiences, answered queries, and inspired students to embrace the possibilities offered by this transformative technology.

The carnival also featured other industry leaders, including developers such as IOI Properties Berhad Group Kempas and renowned QS firms like JQS, TYC, CEM, TOTAL QS, and KAS. Contractors such as Woon Brothers Construction, RSM Builders, and M22 Pte Ltd (Singapore) were also present, providing students with valuable insights into their respective fields.

Industry and Professional bodies, including RISM, GLODON and MBOT, participated actively, emphasizing the importance of industry certifications and promoting professional development among students.

Through their engaging booth, the group not only educated students about BIM but also inspired them to pursue postgraduate studies and contribute to the advancement of construction technology. The event provided a unique opportunity for students to explore career pathways, network with industry professionals, and gain valuable insights into the dynamic world of construction.

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Embracing Education Transformation in the Era of Industrial Revolution 4.0

I am thrilled to share with you my incredible experience as the Honorable Speaker for the webinar and closing ceremony of eduCART 2022, hosted by Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) on 11 June 2022. The event provided a platform to discuss the critical topic of Education Transformation under Industrial Revolution 4.0 (4IR) and explore its profound impact on the education sector.

The Power of Industrial Revolution 4.0:

Industrial Revolution 4.0 has unleashed a wave of technological advancements, reshaping industries and economies worldwide. It is imperative for education to adapt to this transformative era and equip individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge to thrive in the digital age. Throughout the webinar, we delved into the characteristics and components that define 4IR, understanding its potential to revolutionize education.

Educational Responses to 4IR:

To meet the challenges and harness the opportunities presented by 4IR, education must respond proactively. We explored the importance of embracing digital transformation, fostering connectivity, and promoting disruptive innovations within educational systems. The webinar emphasized the need to rethink traditional teaching methods and develop strategies that integrate technology effectively.

Unveiling the 10 Essential Skills for Success:

One of the highlights of the event was the discussion on the ten skills crucial for individuals to flourish in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Examined the significance of critical thinking, creativity, digital literacy, adaptability, and more. These skills lay the foundation for individuals to navigate the rapidly evolving digital landscape, preparing them for the future workforce.

Educational Transformation for the Future:

As the education sector strives to keep pace with the advancements of 4IR, transformation becomes a necessity. During the webinar, we explored innovative approaches to learning and teaching that incorporate technology seamlessly. The integration of digital tools, such as virtual reality and artificial intelligence, can enhance the learning experience, cultivate problem-solving abilities, and equip students with the skills required for the future workforce.


My experience as the Honorable Speaker for the eduCART 2022 webinar and closing ceremony was truly enlightening. It was a privilege to engage with educators and students who share a common vision of transforming education in the era of Industrial Revolution 4.0. Together, we explored the characteristics of 4IR, educational responses, essential skills, and the path towards educational transformation.

As we move forward, it is crucial for stakeholders in the education sector to embrace change and adapt their approaches to meet the demands of the digital era. By fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration, and continuous learning, we can empower individuals to thrive in the ever-evolving landscape of 4IR.

Let us embark on this transformative journey, working hand in hand to shape a future where education and technology merge harmoniously, preparing learners to become the pioneers of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

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Gold Medal – Seoul International Invention Fair 2021

Seoul International Invention Fair 2021. Overall of 465 inventions around the globe and 113 of the participants are from Malaysia has took part in SIIF2021. Inventors from Malaysia has received 1 best inventor, 2 Grand Prizes, 24 Gold, 27 Silver and 37 bronze award.

My team member, Prof Roslan and I have won a gold medal for my research “Multi-criteria Performance-based Contractor Selection System”. This system is a decision making tools that uses Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) to help client to choose or select the right contractor based on the performance of the contractor. The performance criteria has been divided by two main criteria which is Past Performance and Potential Performance.

Thank you Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying, UTM for believe in me. It definitely a great achievement for me for this year!

Gold Medal and Certificate

My first time experience
With all the seniors and well experience researchers, they won gold medal and Grand Prize!
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Technology and Innovation International Conference 2021 (TECHON 2021)

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to attend the Technology and Innovation International Conference 2021 (TECHON 2021) which will be held in a virtual conference, from 14-15 September 2021.

The theme of the conference is “Strengthening TVET Education in The Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0) during Covid-19 Pandemic Outbreak”. TVET education plays essential roles in contributing to semi-skilled labour to the industries in Malaysia. The Covid-19 Pandemic has affected the economic globally, which given the opportunity to strengthen the technological development. The combinations of engineering, information technology, entrepreneurship contribute to the development of Industrial Revolutions IR 4.0. Therefore, TECHON focuses on engineering as a socio-technical task, the design of products and services, and the entrepreneurial innovation process for its adoption in the post-Covid-19 Pandemic. The International Conference on Technology and Innovation brings together leading academics, researchers and academic practitioners, contributing to the global debate on engineering, technology and innovation.


I will present a paper with the title of Virtual Reality for Teaching and Learning Industrialised Building System (IBS) among TVET students.

Industrialized Building System (IBS) is a technology applied in construction. Due to the high demand for integrating IBS components in construction, skills and knowledge development in IBS is inevitable. This called for TVET institutions to lend its hands, as this supposed to prepare the industry with skilled and knowledge workers in IBS. Following the pandemic of Covid-19, the traditional face-to-face approach in teaching and learning in TVET institutions needs to change from hands-on learning to online learning. In this instance, Virtual reality (VR) can help enhance the students’ understanding of IBS and a good option for a harmless learning experience. This paper aimed to identify the readiness among TVET students and the potential of teaching and learning IBS by using immersive virtual reality in TVET institutions. The instrument was administered to students and lecturers in Polytechnic. The result found that students are ready to learn IBS by using immersive virtual reality. However, lecturers required specific training to strengthen their skills and knowledge. The recent development of the 4th Industrial Revolution and the current pandemic situation has caused the education industry to a rapid digitalisation revolution.

Techon2021: Virtual Reality for Teaching and Learning Industrialised Building System (IBS) among TVET students
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Principles of Structure – Online project: Developing a paper bridge

Principles of Structures course for Quantity Surveying and Construction students in Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying, has adopted an online teaching and learning. To deliver the course effectively, students are divided into groups. They are required to study the problem on how to develop a paper bridge that can withstand certain load, length and other requirements. They are required to discuss the design concept, loading, testing and finally develop the final bridge.

This is one of the Problem-based Learning via online in this course. The result is fantastic when comparing this to non-engineering students with the pure engineering students. This has increased their understanding on the principles of the structure and the most important is they enjoy it very much.

Paper bridge presentation
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IBS simulation-based game demo using immersive VR

In line with the 4.0 Industrial Revolution, the rapid evolution of technology has changed the face of education, especially when technology is combined with adequate pedagogical foundations.  Integration of knowledge with authentic scientific practice has become the new approach for the next generation of science and technology education standards which are shaped around meaningful contexts and communities that are easy to be related to the students.  This combination has created new opportunities for improving the quality of teaching and learning experiences.  With the advent of affordable devices, there are infinite possibilities for leveraging educational technology, including games for more profound, engaging and active learning experiences for formal learning. The demo of IBS simulation-based using immersive VR shown in the videos.

IBS simulation-based game demo using immersive VR Part 1
IBS simulation-based game demo using immersive VR Part 2
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Virtual Reality at Building Information Modelling Center for Digital Innovations and Solutions (BIMCDIS)

Virtual Reality has become one of the famous tools in embracing the Internet of Things in teaching and learning. Building Information Modelling Center for Digital Innovations and Solutions (BIMCDIS) are proud to be the first public university that has Visionary Render in the southern region. The technology is bought from the Virtalis based in the UK. Virtalis build software and solutions that connect multiple datasets from multiple environments so that colleagues, partners and suppliers can collaborate on complex projects using a common visual language. I-ERAT as a consultant has conducted 2 days training to our Staffs and students at BIMCDIS.


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Straw trusses bridge

Students required to create a straw trusses bridge. This is an assignment for Principles of Structure course. They need to understand a basic principle of load, load distribution, strength and how a simple design can support a load.

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iHadir slide in for UTM staff

New system for slide in and out for UTM staff can be access here:

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iOBE for UTM lecturers

iOBE can be access through this link:

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