Prof. Xiaxin TAO
School of Civil Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, Engineering Earthquake, High-tech Application of Earthquake Prevention and Disaster Reduction
Title: to be added...
Abstract: to be added...
Assoc Prof Dr Aminah Md Yusof
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Title: Overcoming Barriers of Implementation: Empowering the future of IBS in Malaysia
This paper presents an insight on the effort of implementing Industrialised Building System (IBS) in Malaysia. The introduction of IBS in Malaysian construction industry is intended to address current problems such as poor site condition, too much dependency on foreign workers, low productivity, poor quality, and high wastage. The 10 years Construction Industry Master Plan (CIMP) was designed to help Malaysia chart its way forward and capitalize on new technologies for the construction sector. As the technology is concern, the approach that was encouraged and much favoured by the government in the master plan is the IBS. IBS is becoming more popular in some developed countries as it has become an important and cost effective concept in today’s fast track construction culture. To promote the usage of IBS, government formulated IBS Road Map 2000-2010 and its extension Road Map 2011-2015 to highlight and promote the benefits such as reduced construction time, better site management, reduced wastage which will ultimately produce better products for the customers. Despite all efforts, the level of implementation was found to be low and various strategies and have been proposed to empower the implementation of IBS in construction industry in Malaysia. This paper focuses on overcoming barriers for better implementation of IBS in Malaysia. It defines IBS in Malaysia context and analysing barriers identified. The strategies to overcome the barriers will be proposed for to increase the level of implementation of IBS in Malaysia.
Prof. Zainal Abidin Akasah
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), Malaysia
Title: Visualization Of 3-D Wind Load System in Sustainable Bamboo Frame Green Design for Post-Disaster Shelter
A natural disaster is a major adverse event resulting from the natural process of the earth that will occur in unexpected time. There are many losses of life and property damages during natural disasters. One of the solutions of a safety is to construct a house in a short period of time in such as emergency shelters for disaster victims. The analysis on sustainable bamboo emergency shelter was carried out by using different velocities of wind speed. The computation of visualization for the 3-D wind load system using sustainable bamboo frame design was done by means of engineering software. The ANSYS fluent software was used for computational fluid dynamic (CFD) analysis. The simulation of wind load on emergency shelter was done in order to identify the pressure distribution on its surface.