Mohd Saidin Misnan

Mohd Saidin Misnan
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia | UTM · Department of Quantity Surveying

B.QS. MSc. (Project Mgmt.) PhD (Facilities Mgmt.)

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September 1994 - present
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Education
December 2005 - December 2008
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Field of study
  • Facilities Management

Publications

Publications (67)
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Time is money, and it is crucial to accelerate road construction to improve the accessibility and connectivity of infrastructure. Prolonged periods of project implementation lead to delays and cost overruns, and further delays could destabilize the construction industry, causing an economic slowdown. This study explores the causes of delay in givin...
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This paper aims to examine the constraints of value management (VM) adoption and implementation in Nigeria’s construction industry with a view to proffering possible measures that could tackle and minimise these constraints and eventually facilitate VM usage in the industry. The study adopts a survey approach. Data collection was based on a structu...
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The local authority in Malaysia is the giant holder of public assets and they are obligated in performing better management to ensure the assets are of prominent quality to serve the needs of the local people. The local authority should take initiatives in having the right systems in managing and maintaining their assets. Therefore, the purpose of...
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According to the TOD development plan, issues and topics focus on the professional role of the environment responses aspect of the current building. Thus, this provides to the existing building towards the green achievement as the consequences of green implementation. Providing a clear overview for the reader, that the environment responses is one...
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Renovation and retrofitting have differing meanings. The term renovation refers to the process of returning something to a good state of repair. In the construction industry, improvement relates to the method of improving or modernizing an old, damaged, or defective building. The opposed to a term of retrofitting which is providing something with a...
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Renovation and retrofitting have differing meanings. The term renovation refers to the process of returning something to a good state of repair. In the construction industry, improvement relates to the method of improving or modernizing an old, damaged, or defective building. The opposed to a term of retrofitting which is providing something with a...
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There are significant challenges for local authorities in Malaysia in providing and managing the public facilities for the satisfaction of stakeholders. Therefore, the local authorities need to maintain the facilities to ensure the public to be able to use them effectively and comfortably. However, over the years, the local authorities faced countl...
Preprint
Construction industry is recognized and best described as an accident-prone industry, being characterized with a plethora of occupational risks. Review of literature on construction accidents revealed that a copious number of theories have been propounded over the years by different theorists, though some of these theories were criticized. In addit...
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Local authorities in Malaysia are facing enormous challenges in satisfying the needs of the public while providing the facilities for various stakeholders. Previous studies show numerous criticisms and complaints regarding the incapability of the local authorities in managing and maintaining the public facilities (Adnan et al., 2012). Several barri...
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This study was focused on small grade contractor in Malaysian construction industry. The total of small grade contractors in Malaysia registered by Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) is higher and increases for every year. However, it is well known that construction project are exposed to accidents and injuries including of minor accide...
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Within the focus of the final outcome of any construction activity is the realisation of minimal cost, timely delivery and quality oriented structure. Nevertheless, above all is the safe execution of the construction site activities, which is a matter of life, most especially lives of the operatives. The study focuses on the identification of the c...
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The construction industry is one of the largest industries in Malaysia. There were too many factors that contribute to construction project success. Construction industry comprises different participants including clients, consultants, and contractors (as construction business) that perform different roles from conception in order to complete the p...
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The construction industry in Malaysia as in many other countries is considered one of the riskiest industries due to the high rate of accidents and their devastating consequences. The construction safety has been debated for centuries with numerous research on the methods, techniques and interventions in order to minimize accidents occurred on site...
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At global level, the building construction sites are unsafe, Nigeria in particular. Site operatives are unprotected against risk. Fall, slip, trip, struck-by, and electric shock are predominant accidents on the building construction sites, while stakeholders are only engrossed with passion for cost, quality and timely delivery of project. Consequen...
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Maintenance management is a crucial element which governs the economic value of the organization itself. The maintenance management portrays the practice of leading and turning the organization through the deployment and handling of available resources such as financial, human, material, knowledgeable and technology. Consequently, the maintenance m...
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As Malaysia continues to focus its efforts on becoming an education hub, universities are vital places where learning processes, teaching and research activities are conducted. A university is a factor of production in producing graduates, and the university buildings are considered to be assets and resources. Hence, to prolong a university buildin...
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The building maintenance is a crucial part of the life cycle of the building. The maintenance strategies are planned to maintain the condition of the building for specified functions. The maintenance planning requires a comprehensive assessment in determining the effectiveness of building performance, especially in the maintenance budgets planning...
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The concerns for cost, quality and timely delivery of projects have been in existence from time immemorial, whereas the passion for these should be extended to safe execution of site works by the construction participants, as safety of life is very paramount. However, high level of commitment that is essential for the safe execution of site works h...
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A major role of facilities management (FM) is to ensure the maintainability, usability and reliability of the asset being managed. To achieve this management, the last decade shows a growing attention to the concept of the added value of FM. The purpose of this paper is to identify, compare and describe the various FM models and investigate their v...
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The construction sector is one of the indicators of national economic growth and has contributed 4% yearly in average to Malaysia GDP and 6% to the national economy between 1995-2015. The excellent of construction growth is mainly from projects implemented under "Public-Private Partnership" (PPP) and privatization. Under 10 th Malaysian Plan, 52 pr...
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Facilities management (FM) has a significant growth since last two decades as a new and exciting profession that embraces many essential parts of the built environment. Emphasis on early involvement of FM in the design stage to deliver of an efficient building; which is easy and cost-effective to maintain for the occupants. Present days, maintainab...
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Inclusive in the engineering factors of growth of the economy of any country is the construction industry, of which Malaysia as a nation is not left out. In spite of its significant contribution, the industry is known to be an accident-prone consequent upon the dangerous activities taking place at the construction stage. However, occupational accid...
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This study was to describe the impact of equine program and education on youth participants in their development. Analyzed 16 reading materials such as journal, thesis, books and website related to equine program and education. Through analysis, it is found that equine program yields two positive effects on the development of positive youth, which...
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The objectives of this study were to identify the contribution of equine education to the equine industry development in Malaysia. This study has analyzed the activity in equine industry and equine education in Malaysia. Through analysis, it is found that equine education is important to improve the equine industry in this country. The concerns of...
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The construction industry in Malaysia, as in many other countries, is considered one of the riskiest industries due to the high rate of accidents and their devastating consequences. The construction safety has been debated for centuries with numerous research on the methods, techniques and interventions in order to minimize accidents occurred on si...
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The developed MOOCs for Mechanical and Electrical Works Measurement is an innovative and systematic approach using computer-based online system to enhance students' understanding and engagement in the classroom activities. The developed MOOCs are inherited from common quantity surveying course that conducted using PROJECT-BASED LEARNING APPROACH. P...
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Sustainable retrofitting has been one of the alternate solutions to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. However, it is apparent that limited existing buildings are being sustainably retrofitted and the reason lies within the influential forces which contribute to the failure of the sustainable retrofitting project. Thus, this stud...
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Safety issues have become a vital issue in the management of facilities in the construction industry, as the labour-intensive construction industry is particularly regarded as one of the most unsafe industrial sectors worldwide. To increase workplace safety, Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) training has been introduced and pursued. Based on pre...
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Graphical abstract Abstract Workplace safety is one the main concern by facilities managers due to high fatality rates in Malaysia construction industry. Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) training is an important effort to reduce workplace accident and improve employees' safety and health in construction industry by enhancing the workers' safety...
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Implementing design safety for the undergraduate education curricular is the initial and fundamental step of introductory to this concept. It is crucial that the new generation of designers understand and have a wide knowledge on Design for Construction Safety. Therefore, the focus of this paper is to evaluate the sufficiency of the current educati...
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The construction industry is one of the industries that play an important role in which they contribute significantly to the economic growth. Nevertheless, with the increasing rate of construction industry, the accident case is also rising to a worrying level. DfCS is a viable method and one of a holistic approach in minimizing and reducing project...
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Malaysia is a fast growing developing country and its vision is becoming a developed country with a first class infrastructure. Towards this vision, the assets and facilities were developed, owned or leased by public sector especially buildings, constructions and infrastructures to fulfill administrative and social needs as well as economic respons...
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The construction industry has been known as the most fatal industries worldwide. Accident affects varies parties involving direct and indirect costs to the contractor and clients as well. The construction safety measures in the current practice often begin during the construction phase rather than at the earliest stages possible. Design for Constru...
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DfCS is an approach in minimizing and reducing project risk that can be described as designing for constructability. The designers have the responsibility towards the workforce by considering safety in their design where it is practicable. Sadly, they are not well-trained and educated enough to apply this method in practice. Their formal education...
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Adoption of standard - based pricing method for building services could improve the reliability and consistency of its early budget estimate. This study evaluates the provisions of the standard method of measurement in use in Malaysia in relation to current building services cost management. The study found that the reliability of building services...
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This study reviews the importance of green building and identified some popular rating tools available. The importance of green building requirements was also discussed. Significant cost factors in green buildings were described and methods of capturing and controlling the costs of building services by quantity surveyors discussed. The major barrie...
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Construction materials management plays a significant role in the success and profitability of construction projects. Some of the problems relating to materials management are materials shortages, delays in supply, price fluctuations, damage and waste and lack of storage space. To overcome the problem, the advent of ICT has been largely exercised i...
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Successful knowledge transfer is an important process which requires continuous improvement in today's knowledgeintensive economy. However, improving knowledge transfer processes represents a challenge for most of the small and medium size consulting firms. In recent years, the terminology 'knowledge management' initiative has been introduced. The...
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Cost is generally accepted as an essential ingredient of good design, However, the co-ordination and integration of building services constitute a major problem in the procurement and cost management of buildings coupled with gaps in knowledge by practitioners in the technology of building services. The study proposed a generic framework for integr...
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Malaysia is a fast growing developing country and its vision is becoming a developed country with a first class infrastructure. Towards this vision, the assets and facilities were developed especially buildings, constructions and infrastructures to fulfil the need of society and organization. However, the assets especially public buildings and infr...
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Here has been a growing awareness of the importance of innovation management in construction over the last few years. However, innovative approach is still under-utilised within construction organisations. More specifically, there is much scope for making construction organisations more competitive through better knowledge management practices. One...
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Construction industry plays a prominent role in the Malaysia's economy. However, it is well known that construction projects have many work related accidents. The activities of construction often take place outdoor under conditions not conducive for safety and health. In Malaysia, several efforts had been initiated by government to prevent occupati...
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The construction industry is unique among industries. The activities of construction often take place outdoor under conditions not condusive for safety and health. Workers in the construction sites have to face constant change in the nature of work, the location of work and the mix of workers. The nature of most accidents at construction recurrent...
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This paper discusses the problems and issues in developing safety culture in the construction industry. It argues that accidents recurring at construction sites show that the construction industry is unique in causing safety problems. As buildings become taller and larger, the frequency of accidents also increases. However, it is not possible to co...
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The nature of most accidents at the construction sites shows that the construction industry is unique. Factor involved include human behaviour, different construction sites, the difficulties of works, unsafe safety culture, dangerous machinery and equipment being used, and non-compliance to the various set procedures. Study shows that an accident a...
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The unsatisfactory OSH record of the construction industry has always been highlighted. It is because the OSH management system is a neglected area and a function that has not been pursued systematically in the construction industry. Safety is an important issue, but many employers do not feel it is vital to the success of companies. For a long tim...
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The construction industry is being viewed as one with poor quality emphasis compared to other sectors like the manufacturing and service sectors. Many criticisms have been directed to the construction industry for generally shoddy workmanship. It not only the final product that is subject to criticisms but the processes, the peoples, the materials...
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This paper reports on finding of the study of the key process areas, key processes, and key practices of enablers in OSH. Key processes of the OSH management system were categorized under 4 major topic areas: OSH requirements management, OSH planning, hazard management, and OSH measurement and analysis. The enablers of the OSH evaluation can be div...
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This paper will discuss the current isssues related to the safety and health in the construction sites, human resource, workers expertise and training programme in safety and health in the construction industry. It cannot be denied that some effects from the previous years economic rapid dvelopment are risks facing from the workforce especially in...
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Most of accidents show that the construction industry is unique, involved with human behaviour, construction site which cause on the difficulties of works, unsafe safety culture, involved with the dangerous machinery and equipment, and involved with many procedures. Study shows that an accident and injury at the worksite is the result of workers be...
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Maintenance is seen as an unimportant activity in most developing countries thus, it is not given high priority due to insufficient/ minimal knowledge about the concept. By enhance the perception on maintenance work need adopt the culture approach in maintenance field. Maintenance culture is an important aspect in developing and encouraging people...

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