Biography

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I have been teaching at the Department of Structures and Materials, Faculty of Civil Engineering for more than 20 years. I teach core subject Reinforced Concrete Design , Theory of Structures , Civil Engineering Materials , and Civil Engineering Laboratory. .In addition to that, I also had the opportunity to teach postgraduate student of fulltime Master of Science (Construction Management) and Master of Science (Construction management) Offshore Program for Sustainability and Environmental Management in Construction, MAM 1133. MAM1133 is elective and it has been introduced in 2007 which was our brainchild that provides platform to master student to instill the element of sustainability in planning, construction and management in construction industry. The course has received an overwhelming response from the Master student from various disciplines based on student registration record since 2007.

My teaching responsibility includes supervision, evaluation and examining of the undergraduate and postgraduate projects/theses.  To date, I have supervised more than 90 students for their final year project .  While for postgraduate level, I have successfully supervised 20 Master taught course students and 5 Master by research since 2008, and currently am supervising 10 PhDs and  Master by researches. My research focuses on the stochastic modelling of noise from open site activities and in workplaces, traffic noise, noise due to transverse rumble strips. Our meaningful achievements include have been the  recipient of several gold medals in national and international competition.

I also actively involves in publication activities including writing journal articles and books. Currently, my book namely Construction Sites: Issues, Measurements and Prediction, has been sent to Penerbit UTM Press for publication.  Other book, Open-ended Laboratory: concrete mix design experiment in 2013 was published by Faculty of Civil Engineering, UTM. Another was Civil Engineering Material Book published by McGrawHill who I was co-author.  I was also involved in collaboration work of UTM-Dewan Bahasa & Pustaka (DBP) as an author and evaluator of several word entries of the Ensiklopedia Sains & Teknologi.

I was laboratory coordinator for 5 ½ years and have succesfully help the laboratory teaching from cook book style to outcome based education (OBE)  system. I have successfully revised the laboratory curriculum to fulfill the current requirements of Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC) and Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)  as well as MOHE. This aims to produce young engineers who are not only well-versed  in  theories, but are also practical and understand practical situations. Beginning in 2008/09 academic session, the execution of the concrete mix design experiment in the Faculty of Civil Engineering Laboratory, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, was sucessfully changed . I have introduced the use of rubric for assessment not only for the laboratory report but also in measuring domain of cognitive, affective and pshycomotor. This rubric is the first of its kind,  as it means that lecturers no longer depend on their own experience, and thus it helps to avoid large variations in marks.  This open-ended laboratory has been currently referred to and adopted by Universiti tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) and Universiti Industri Selangor (UNISEL).