Month: August 2011

UTM Vice Chancellor Awarded AFEO Honorary Fellow

KUALA LUMPUR, August 24th: – Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Prof. Dato ‘Ir Dr. Zaini Ujang was awarded Honorary Fellowship by the Federation of ASEAN Engineering Organization (AFEO). The award was presented by the President of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) Ir. Vincent Chen Kim Kieong in appreciation of his continuous contribution to …

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Joint Meeting of CIB International Task Groups at UTM, Kuala Lumpur – 21st September 2011

The CIB, International Council of Research and Innovation in Building and Construction, have announced the joint meeting of Working Group 112 and Task Group 82 on Culture and Marketing in Construction. This will be held as part of the International Construction Business and Management Symposium (ICBMS 2011) on 21st to 22nd September 2011 at UTM …

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UTMFaces in Sultan Ismail International Airport, Johor Bahru

UTMFaces is open and is located at Lot N9-N10, Aeromall, Sultan Ismail International Airport, 81250 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia. Renovation began in May 2011. The design concept of UTMFaces is user friendly and high technology. This is in accordance to the direction towards the conservation of the UTM campus and eco-tourism campus. A combination of …

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New Chairman of the Biotechnology Skills Development Advisory Committee

Prof. Ramlan Abdul Aziz was elected as new chairman of the Biotechnology Skills Development Advisory Committee (Jawatankuasa Penasihat Pembangunan Kemahiran Bioteknologi, Kementerian Sumber Manusia) for two years from today. The Committee is responsible for developing programs under the National Occupational Skill Standard (NOSS), which the skilled staff can be produced from among the Malaysians for the purpose of meeting the requirements of specific industries.

UTM Researcher found the right temperature for office buildings

In creating a comfortable working environment in office buildings, thermal comfort is one the factor to be considered forit affects building occupants’ satisfaction. The common guideline such as ASHRAE Standard 55 and ISO Standard 7730 do provide reference on thermal comfort and optimum temperature range for indoor environment. However, it is not a universal reference …

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Expert: 24°C is just right

Saturday August 13, 2011 PETALING JAYA: The directive to all government offices in the country to set their air conditioner temperature at no lower that 24C is spot on, saysDr Choong Weng Wai of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. The thermal comfort zone for government officers is between 24C and 25C. Dr Choong said this was the …

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UTM-IBS ranked second among all Malaysian Business Schools

UTM-IBS has been ranked second among Malaysian Business Schools by the Webometrics Ranking of World Business Schools. The world ranking has also improved from 743th to 616th, based on the latest Webometrics Ranking for July 2011. Previously, IBS-UTM was ranked at the fourth at the national level. The Webometrics rankings are updated every six months.