24 September 2018 – The School of Civil Engineering via Universiti Teknologi Malaysia has signed an MOU with Reveron Consulting Sdn. Bhd. today at Dewan Jamuan, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Baharu.
Vice Chancellor, Datuk Prof. Ir. Dr. Wahid Omar witnessed the signing while Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic and International), Prof. Ir. Dr. Zainuddin Abdul Manan signed for UTM and Reveron Consulting Sdn. Bhd. was witnessed by its advisor, Datuk Mohamed Azhari Mohamed Kamil and signed by Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Ravi Koka.
This MOU promotes academic collaboration between university and industry in terms of developing the professional capability of UTM students and faculty members in the contemporary knowledge of Building Information Modeling (BIM). It is high-time to have this cooperation as it enhances the teaching and learning of BIM in our civil engineering courses such as the Building Information Modelling and Data Management, Integrated Design Projects, Analysis, Design as well as Construction Management.
Basically, BIM is the process of designing, constructing or operating a building or infrastructure using electronic and object oriented information. This knowledge is highly sought after, as it is relevant to the current needs in construction industries.
Through this collaboration, UTM will benefit in many aspects such as free license of BIM softwares for educational and research purposes, series of workshops conducted by the experts from Reveron, as well as access to real case studies from the industry. Meanwhile, Reveron will have long term benefits from this partnership, from the training of students in using the BIM software which will ensure a sustainable talent pool in BIM industry.
Sourced by Prof. Dr. Ahmad Baharuddin bin Abd. Rahman