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UTM FABU Bridges Academia and Industry at Successful Engagement Session 2024

KUALA LUMPUR, 29 June – The Department of Quantity Surveying, Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying (FABU), successfully hosted the Academic Industry Engagement Session 2024, an event aimed at fostering collaboration, enhancing research, and promoting innovation within the faculty and industry. The agenda highlighted the potential of industry experts sharing their knowledge to explore contemporary issues within the construction industry.

The launching ceremony was officiated by the Director of the Quantity Surveying Department, Sr Dr. Muzani Mustapa, at The Sixth at The Sage, Residensi UTMKL. Esteemed guests included supervisors from students’ internship placement companies and faculty members.

 

Head of Quantity Surveying Department delivering his speech
Director of Quantity Surveying Department delivering his speech

Sr Dr. Muzani emphasized the event’s significance in bridging the gap between academia and industry. “This event is crucial for encouraging research and innovation while fostering collaboration with industries. The Academic Industry Engagement Session 2024 embodies our collective pursuit of knowledge and innovation. By bringing together academia and industry, we aim to create a platform for knowledge exchange and partnership, igniting curiosity and unity around pioneering ideas.”

The event featured detailed discussions between industry experts, academic staff, and students, exploring significant issues in the construction industry. The discussions aimed to highlight the latest practices to address these issues with minimal impact on project performance and to foster industry-academic collaboration. Esteemed academicians and industry experts delivered insightful ideas and suggestions on project costing, price variations, site management, and construction technology adoption, exploring cutting-edge research and its practical applications.

 

Discussion table with representative from AR QS Consult Sdn Bhd
Discussion with representative from AR QS Consult Sdn. Bhd.
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Discussion with representative from ARH Juruukur Bahan Sdn. Bhd.
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Discussion with representative from Perunding DMA Sdn. Bhd.
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Discussion with representative from Perunding Kos T&K Sdn. Bhd.
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Discussion with representative from Setiakon Builders Sdn. Bhd.
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Discussion with representative from Juruukur Bahan AAR Sdn. Bhd.

The event also provided a platform for industry leaders, faculty members, and students to discuss potential collaborations, explore internship opportunities, and share insights on advancements in the construction industry. Undergraduate students showcased their skills in solving real-world problems using innovative solutions and technologies, promoting interdisciplinary interaction and knowledge exchange. The event facilitated connections between students and industry professionals, promoting exciting internship placements and fostering future talent.

Overall, the Academic Industry Engagement Session 2024 was a resounding success, offering a dynamic platform for showcasing students’ abilities, promoting collaboration, and inspiring future exploration in the field of Quantity Surveying and construction.

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