Tuesday, January 20, 2015

If you are interested to know more about me II

Kamarudin B. Mohd. Nor
Sr Professor Dato’ Dr
BSc Hons HBP (Architecture)  Universiti Sains  Malaysia
MSc (Construction Management) Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
PhD [Architecture]  Welsh School of Architecture,  University of Wales Cardiff
FRISM, FRICS, MBEng ( Association of Building Engineers UK),
 MCIArb (The Chartered Institute of Arbitration UK),

Current Position:
Deputy Rector [Academic and Development] of ASWARA


Mobile: 0178822619


66  years  [Born on 19 October 1948  in Alor Setar, Kedah Darulaman, Malaysia]
Marital Status

Married to Madam [Datin] Wan Norisah Wan Ishak
Blessed with 3 children and a grandchild.


Welsh School of Architecture, University of Wales, Cardiff
PhD (Architecture)
May 1995
Faculty of Civil Engineering, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland
MSc (Construction Management – Building)
       October 1979
School of Housing, Building and Planning, University Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia

BSc (Housing, Building and Planning) Hons. (Majoring in Architecture)
June 1976

Passed   Green Building Index [GBI] Facilitator Course and Examination (GBI/FC/10/11) on 19th, 20th and 21st November 2010 and 18th December 2010. Accredited [Registration No: 0425]


FRISM (Fellow of the Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia in the Building Surveying Division) – Registration No. F2819 dated 24th February 2005

FRICS (Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors UK) – Register No. 1222105 dated 12th November 2005.

MBEng (Member of the Association of Building Engineers )-  Registration No. 10339 dated 24th November 2000

MCIArb (Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitration UK)- Registration No. 17953 dated 19th January 2000





PPB [PINGAT PERKHIDMATAN BAKTI  [ANGKATAN TENTERA MALAYSIA] [MALAYSIAN ARMED FORCES] –after serving the armed forces as a reservist [ with the rank of a “Captain” ] for 5 years from 1981-1985.



·         Since 22 November 2013 – Member of the Academic Programmes on MSc Property Development Management and MSc Housing Development, UUM (Universiti Utara Malaysia)
·         7th-9th November 2013 - Jury for Ekspo Penyelidikan dan Ciptaan Institusi Pengajian Tinggi Antarabangsa 2013 (PECIPTA) [International Higher Academic  Institutions Research and Innovation Expo], KLCC, Kuala Lumpur.
·         Since 18th September 2013 – Member, Pro Tem Committee of Higher Education Institutions Quality Network, Malaysian Quality Agency [MQA]
·         Since 22nd May 2013 – Member of the Advisory Committee on the Masters of Management Science and Property Development [M.Sc REMD] programme of Universiti Utara Malaysia [Northern University of Malaysia]
·         Since 1st April 2013 –  Deputy Rector (Deputy Vice Chancellor )[Academic and Development] of ASWARA  [Akademi Seni, Budaya dan Warisan  (The National Academy of the Arts, Culture and Heritage)  under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture of Malaysia] – Familiar with the MQA requirements.
·         Since 1st April 2013 –  Academic Advisor, Langkawi International College, Langkawi,  Malaysia.
·         Since 1st April 2013 – Academic Consultant, the proposed  Halim Mazmin/ Langkawi International University University, Malaysia.
·         Since 1st March 2013 -Trainer on Green Technology and sustainable construction with the CIDB Malaysia.
·         Since1st February 2013 – Academic Consultant, the proposed  Reng University of Technology and Design, Malaysia.
·         Since 1 October 2011- Academic Advisor, Restu College, Shah Alam.
·         Since 15 September 2011 – Co-ordinator, Green Campus Development, UniKL and 28 MARA campuses.
·         Since 2 February 2011, Professor , UniKL Business School, Universiti Kuala Lumpur.
·         Since 24 January 2011 – Member, Technical Committee on Best Green Technology Practices in the Construction Industry, CIDB Malaysia. Also Chairman of Working Group on Training and Promotion of Green Technology.
·         Since 11 January 2011 – Member, Technical Committee on the Industrialised Building System, CIDB Malaysia.
·         Subject Matter Expert [Sustainable Construction], Open University Malaysia [ May 2010 – June 2012]
·         Professor in Architecture and Building Surveying, UCSI University, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur [22  February 2010 – 30 January  2011]
·          Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Built Environment, Universiti Malaya [7 January 2010 –  7 January 2011]
·         Since 1 October 2009 – Member of the Advisory Board of the Journal of Building Performance, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
·         Since 4 May 2009 – Academic Advisor, the London College of Professional Skills, Uxbridge Road, London.
·          Visiting Professor in Environmental and Building Engineering,  Universiti Malaysia Perlis –taught in areas of environmental law and management, safety and health and project management [1 October 2008 -31 January 2009]
·         -Vice President of the Institution of Surveyors Malaysia and Chairman of Building Surveying Division [May 2005 – April 2007]
·          Associate Professor, School of Environmental Engineering University of Malaysia Perlis.  Also  Coordinator of the Quality Unit and Project Advisor for the new 1,000 acre campus [1 October 2006 – September 2008]

·          Honorary Member of the International Scientific Committee, Univ. of Salford, Manchester, UK [July 2001-June 2004 ]

·          Associate Professor, School of Housing, Building and Planning, Univ. Sains Malaysia  [October 1986 – April 1997]

·          Dean of School of Housing, Building and Planning; Univ. Sains Malaysia [USM] [December 1988 – November 1991 ]  
·          Lecturer and Chairman of Building Economics and Management Programme and then appointed as Acting Dean of the School of Housing, Building and Planning,  Universiti Sains Malaysia [November 1979 – February 1983]

·         As an external and internal  examiner to  4 PhD candidates and to  50 MSc candidates1987


·         Minister Counselor (Education) with the Malaysian High Commission in the UK and Director of the Malaysian Students Department (MSD) for the UK and EIRE in London. Looking after the welfare and academic progress of 12,000 odd Malaysian students all over the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Also involved in the maintenance of 3 Malaysia Halls in London, Belfast and Dublin [ 16 October 2000 – 15 June 2004]

·         General Manager (Construction Business Development Division), Construction Industry Development Board  Malaysia or CIDB– mainly responsible for the exploration of construction business opportunities overseas and improving construction procurement systems in Malaysia. [from December 1998 to January 2000]

·         Managing Director Bina Darulaman Berhad – a Public listed property development company (a subsidiary of Kedah State Dev. Corp.) [from May  1997 to   May  1999 ]

·         Construction Manager, Dixon Homes Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., Kulim, Kedah Darul Aman ( a prefabricated housing construction specialist with the Head Office in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)  March 1983 to July 1983 (left because the company had to be closed down due to financial problems)

·         Project Manager and Designer, Arkitek Maju Chartered Architects, Alor Setar - August 1983 to November 1986 (VSS as the firm experienced financial problems due to the recession).

·         General Manager, Syarikat Peruda Kedah Sdn. Bhd. (a housing and commercial development J-V company between Kedah State Development Corporation and Urban Development Authority of Malaysia)  -   Sept. 1976 to October 1978
 (left to further my studies at an MSc level at Heriot-Watt Univ, Edinburgh, Scotland from 1978-1979.

·         State Civil Service Officer, Kedah State Government (KCS) January 1970 to June 1972 (left to further my studies at the BSc level)
Last Post - Assistant State Secretary (Local Govt.)
Coordinated low-cost housing programmes and the runnings of local authorities in the State of Kedah


More than 60 publications and proceedings since 1979. Unpublished presentations and professional talks – around 80 since 1970.  Details are available.


 Research undertaken around 20 since 1981.

 As a consultant involved in the design and implementation of housing and commercial projects to the tune of around RM 60 million since 1970.

Courses Taught Since 1979:

Construction Management – Univ Sains Malaysia
Building Economics – Univ Sains Malaysia
Construction Law – Univ Sains Malaysia
Architectural Design – Univ Sains Malaysia
Project Management – Univ Sains Malaysia (Post-Grad level)
Facilities and Maintenance  Management – Univ Sains Malaysia
Principles of Environmental Engineering – Univ Malaysia Perlis
Building Conservation – Universiti Malaya
Sustainable Construction – Open Univ of Malaysia (Post-Grad level)
Architectural Technology – UCSI Univ
Architectural Research – UCSI Univ
Innovation Management – Univ Kuala Lumpur (also at Post-Grad Level)
Green Technology Management - Univ Kuala Lumpur (also at Post-Grad Level)
Human Resource Management – Univ Kuala Lumpur (also at UUM study centre, Kuala Lumpur)
Business Research Methods – Univ Kuala Lumpur
Entrepreneurship – Univ Kuala Lumpur
Business Ethics and Corporate Social Services [CSR]– Univ Kuala Lumpur (also at Post-Grad level)
Innovation in the Creative Industries – ASWARA or Akademi Seni, Budaya dan Warisan  (Post-Grad Level)
Research in the Creative Industries.- ASWARA or Akademi Seni, Budaya dan Warisan  (Post-Grad Level)
Entrepreneurship in the Creative Industries - ASWARA or Akademi Seni, Budaya dan Warisan  (Post-Grad Level)
Laws and Intellectual Property in the Creative Industries - ASWARA or Akademi Seni, Budaya dan Warisan  (Post-Grad Level)

Trainings Conducted Since 1981

Principles of Project Management – a training course for Urban Development Authority officres in 1981
Principles of Construction Management – a training course for post-grad students of UiTM  in 2000
Principles of Construction Management – a training course for members of the Royal Institute of Surveyors Malaysia) in 2005
Principles of Project Management – a training programme ( a joint-venture between CIDB Malaysia and Univ Malaysia Perlis) for contractors in Kedah and Perlis in 2007.
Maintenance Management – a training course for building managers  in and about Kuala Lumpur in 2007
Facilities Management – a training programme organized by UNESCO and CIDB Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur on 23 Nov. 2012
Awareness on Green Design and Construction – a training programme for contractors in Selangor organized by CIDB Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur in 2013


·         From 1995 to 1997 – 4 MSc (Project Management) – Lost record of their names and titles of their dissertation.
·         2006 to  2009 – PhD on “the Challenging Factors on the Implementation of Green Building” by Nazaruddin Yussof of UUM.
·         2010-2011- Supervised 3 MSc Project Management students of OUM. Record lost.
·         2012 till now – Co-supervised 3 PhD students of UniKL:
Hooman Abadi – “Issues in Green Building Implementation in Malaysia””
Amirul Imran Mohd Ali – “The laws relating to Green Building in Malaysia”
Ahmad Hazari Ismail – Affordable Housing. Application of green elements”
Supervising the following Masters students at ASWARA:
Ahmad Quiem – “Marketing of Traditional Arts”
Bahizal Abu Bakar – “Strategic Planning of PuTRA – a traditional Arts Organisation”


·         2014
·         “Hidden Innovation in the Creative Industries “. Self-funded around RM 5,000 – claimable under the P.Ramlee Chair at CARES, UniKL. On-going since November 2014
·         “The Transformation of Theatrical Buildings”. Self-funded around  RM5,000. – claimable under the P.Ramlee Chair at CARES, UniKL. On-going since June,  2014
·         2013
·         Best Green Practices in Construction. Proceeding, Green Technology. Funded by the Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia. RM20,000. Completed.
·         2013
·         Äffordable Housing Using Light-Weight Concrete Blocks For Rumah Mesra Rakyat.”  Research with Ir Ahmad Hazari Ismail at UniKL funded by Ir Ahmad Hazari. RM 50,000. Ongoing.
·         Umar Kassim, Sobry Abdullah, Luqman Walid, Kamarudin Mohd Nor, Zulkifli Udin  Application of industrialised building system (ibs) in Malaysia-case study in Perlis State.”  Funded by UniMAP. RM 20,000. Completed.
·         “Sustainability, Sustainable Development and Green Campus.  Funded by UniKL. RM20,000. Report Completed.
·         2010
·         “Rice Straw Essential Oil through Pyrolysis”  With others from the School of Environmental Engineering, Univ. Malaysia Perlis. . Funded by UniMAP. RM20,000. Completed.
·         Sustainable Building Materials:  Ferrocement-Clay Roof Tiles”. With Umar Kassim of UniMAP. RM20,000 (funded by UniMAP). Completed.


Carbon Neutral Buildings – A Critical Overview”. Literature Research in London. Self-funded. RM10,000. From March 2009 to October

Sustainable Development: Design for Open and Concealed Drainage Systems in a Settlement”. With Nazaruddin Yussof. RM 20,000. Funded by UUM. Completed.

Neutral Buildings – A Critical Overview”. Literature Research in London. Self-funded. RM10,000. From March 2009 to October

Municipal Solid Waste Management in Johor Bahru – Problems and Solutions: Carrying Capacity”. Co-author. Accepted for publication in the Journal of Waste Management. July 2008

Rice Straw – Phenol Formaldehyde Particle Board for Sound Reduction Capability”. Co-author. Sent for publication in the Journal of Industrial Crops. June 2008


The Development of the Construction Industry in Malaysia” a joint rersearch with Sariah Abd. Karib CIDB Malaysia. RM 10,000. Completed


Penempatan Bersepadu Luar Bandar (Intergrated Rural Settlements)”. With Dr Ibrahim Wahab of The School of  Housing, Building and Planning, Funded by USM. Completed.


“Analyses and Findings of the Response of the U.K. airport Managers and Airport Security Managers to the Questionnaire on Passive Security Systems at Selected Passenger Terminals”.  A research, part of my PhD. Funded by the  University of Wales, Cardiff. 1,000 Pounds. Completed.


“Affordable Housing for the Low Income Group in Malaysia”.  Reserach with Ibrahim Wahab. Funded by the School of Housing, Building and Planning, Universiti Sains Malaysia in collaboration with the Ministry of Housing and Local Government, the Welsh School of Architecture, University of Wales and the British Building Research Establishment. Completed. 1991.


“Kajiselidik Disediakan Untuk Suruhanjaya Di Raja Untuk Menyiasat Kebakaran Di Sekolah-Sekolah Agama Rakyat Di Semenanjung Malaysia (The Survey for The Royal Commission to Investigate The Incidents of Fire at a Number of Private Religious Schools in Peninsular Malaysia ).  A report prepared after an extensive survey with a number of researchers from Universiti Sains Malaysia and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia on behalf of the Royal Commission. Around  RM100,000. Completed


“Sistem Maklumat Untuk Perancangan Perumahan (Information System for Housing Programming)”.  Research funded by the Ministry of Housing  with Ibrahim Wahab. Paper based on the research was presented at a conference on “ Ke Arah Pembentukan Rangkaian Sistem Maklumat Perumahan Negara”, Kuala Lumpur.


“An Investigation into the Possibility of Improving Planning Guidelines and Building Requirements in Sarawak -  The Planned Unit Development Approach”.  Research with Julaihi Wahid of the School of Housing , Building and Planning. Funded by USM.  A paper based on the research was  presented at a seminar on “Housing Towards the Year 2000” at Kuching, Sarawak on 20 September, 1989.


“ Communication on Building Sites in Malaysia”.  Self-funded research. RM2,000. Completed. Report presented at “Malaysia-Australia Social Science Association Colloquium at Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang on 29 June 1987.


“An Investigation Into The Nature Of And Barriers To Feedback In Communication On Building Sites in Scotland”.  Research partly funded by Heriot-Watt University. 500 Pounds. Completed. A paper based on the research was  presented with Professor V.B. Torrance, Head of the Department of Building, Heriot-Watt University at the CIB Conference, Oslo, Norway on 21 April, 1980.

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