Assoc. Prof. Dr. Arham b. Abdullah

Technical Advisor

Biography

Profession : Director Industry Relation Division, Higher Education Department, Ministry of Education Malaysia

Academic Qualification
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Construction Management, Loughborough University, United Kingdom 2000-2003
  • Master of Engineering in Engineering Management, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia 1998-1999
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia 1993-1998
Working Experience
  • 2 Jun 1998: Appointed as a Tutor
  • 29 Apr 1999: Appointed as a Lecturer
  • 1 Apr 2010: Appointed as a Associate Professor
  • Associate Professor, Civil Engineering Faculty, UTM
  • Deputy Director (Innovation), Innovation and Commercialisation Centre, UTM
  • Director Industry Relation Division, Higher Education Department, Ministry of Education Malaysia
Experience in NGOs / Associations

Positions Held

  • Committee Member, Akreditasi Makmal – Jun 1998-Dec 2000
  • Committee Member, Panel Pengurusan Pembinaan – Apr 1999-present
  • Committee Member, Task Force Peningkatan Kualiti Pembelajaran Fakulti – 2000
  • Affiliate Member, Institute of Demolition Engineers United Kingdom (IDE Affiliate) Reg No: 374 – 9 Oct 2002
  • Fellow, Kolej Tun Hussein Onn – Jan 2004-Jun 2004
  • Administrator, Web Page JSB – Jan 2004-Jan 2006
  • Administrator, Kolokium dan Wacana JSB – Jan 2004-Jan 2006
  • Committee Member, Minggu Kejuruteraan Awam – Feb 2004-present
  • Fellow, Kolej 14 & 15 – Jun 2004-present
  • Committee Member, Construction Focus Group (CFG) –
    Jul 2004-Jun 2006
  • Committee Member, IDB Tender Evaluation (CFG) – Dec 2004-present
  • Subject Administrator, SAM 5463 Construction Integrated Environment – 2004-present
  • Subject Administrator, MAB 2083 Cons Mgt Information System – 2004-present
  • Subject Administrator, SAM 4112 Contract & Estimation – 2004-present
  • Subject Administrator, SAM 4123 Construction Technology – 2004-present
  • Secretary, Seminar Penyelidikan Kejuruteraan Awam (SEPKA) – 2004 and 2005
  • Committee Member, Muzakarah Fakulti – Jul 2005-present
  • Committee Member, Bridge Model Competition – Aug 2005-present
  • Committee Member, Jurnal Kejuruteraan Awam – 2005-present
  • Principle, Tun Hussein Onn College – Jul 2006-Dec 2008
  • Deputy Director (Commercialisation), Bureau of Innovation & Consultancy – Jan 2009-Jun 2010
  • Deputy Director (Innovation), Innovation and Commercialisation Centre – Jun 2010-present
  • Board of Director, WCC Telco Sdn Bhd UTM Spin off Company (UTM MTDC Symbiosis Company) Value RM 1.9 Million – Jun 2010-present
  • Board of Director, Gigalink Sdn Bhd UTM Spin off Company (UTM MTDC Symbiosis Company) Value RM 2 Million – Jun 2010-present
  • Board of Director, Microclear Sdn Bhd UTM Spin off Company (UTM MTDC Symbiosis Company) Value RM 2 Million – Jun 2010-present
  • Managing UTM-SRI International Venture Readiness Program – 2010-present
  • Technical Director, Jinsheng Construction and Demolition Sdn Bhd – Jan 2013-present
  • Acting Deputy Director (Commercialisation), Innovation and Commercialisation Centre – May 2013-present
  • Technical Director, Eureka Bio Energy Sdn Bhd – Jun 2013-present
  • Graduate Member, Board of Engineer Malaysia
  • Graduate Member, Institute of Engineers Malaysia
  • Disaster Management Team (DMT), Jabatan Pertahanan Awam (JPA3)
  • Lieutenant (JPA3), Jabatan Pertahanan Awam (JPA3)

Activities

  • Site Engineer for Babtie Consultant, – Apr 1997-Sep 1997,
    managing the site organisation in the construction of:

  • Mini Stadium at Padang Majlis Daerah Pontian
  • Public Market at Kg Permas Kukup Pontian
  • Masjid Kampung Baru Pontian
  • 2-Storey Bungalow at Johor Bahru
  • Ujikaji Sifat-sifat Mekanisma Tendon Prategasan Gentian Plastik Karbon, Projek Sarjana Muda – 1997-1998
  • Tutor at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, UTM – 1998-1999
  • Further Studies (Master in Engineering Management) – 1998-1999
  • Research and Development requirements of the Malaysia Construction Industry, funded by RMC, RM 20 000, Vot No. 71231 – 1998-1999
  • A Study on Recovery Plan Strategy at Kuala Lumpur International Airport Project, Masters Dissertation, 1998-1999
  • Appointed as Lecturer – 1999-present
  • Further Studies (PhD) – 2000-2003
  • As a research associate in IRPA, RM 156 152, Automated Low Cost House Demand Forecasting For Urban Area, Vot No 72336 – 2000-2003
  • Intelligent Selection of Demolition Techniques, UK, Loughborough University Research Grant, PhD Thesis – 2000-2003
  • Attached with Controlled Demolition Group (CDG) UK (PhD Attachments – case study) – 2002
  • As a research associate in IRPA, RM 227 900, Teleconstruction for construction industry, Vot No 74107 – 2002-2006
  • As a research associate in IRPA, RM 55 355, An Artificial Neural Networks Model to Determine Needs of Housing for Low-income Group in Urban Area, Vot No 71640 – 2003-2005
  • Lecturer at the Department of Structures & Materials (Construction Management Group) – 2003-present
  • As a Project Leader for a research funded by RMC, RM 24 500, Potential of a New Framework for Contractor Tender Evaluation Vot No 75095 – 2004-2005
  • As a research associate funded by RMC, RM 11 000, Determining the Basic Principles in Managing Project Schedule for Construction, Vot No 75189 – 2005-2006
  • Principal for Kolej Tun Hussein Onn, UTM – 2006-2009
  • As a Project Leader for a research funded by MOHE, RM 30 000, A Methodological Analysis of Demolition Works in Malaysia – 2007-2008
  • Deputy Director (Commercialisation), Bureau of Innovation & Consultancy (UTM) – 2009- Jun 2010
  • Appointed as Technical committee member by CIDB in developing a new Code of Practice for Building Demolition Malaysia MS 2318:2010 (P) – 2009-present
  • Invited as a panel member in the media briefing by Jaya Supermarket Project Consultant Group regarding the Collapsed of the structure during demolition works
  • Invited as a panel member in the Astro Awani Program regarding Jaya Supermarket Collapsed
  • Interviewed and appeared in the 360 program at TV3 regarding Jaya Supermarket Collapsed
  • Appeared in Buletin Utama TV3 (8.00pm) regarding Jaya Supermarket Collapsed – 30 May 2009
  • Live Interview with Berita Radio RTM (1.55pm) regarding Jaya Supermarket Collapsed – 30 May 2009
  • Commented in several major newspaper regarding Jaya Supermarket Collapsed:
    • Utusan Malaysia (30 May 2009) – Lantik Pakar Perunding untuk Kerja Perobohan
    • Utusan Malaysia (31 May 2009) – Tiada Kod Khusus
    • Berita Harian (30 May 2009) – Struktur Lantai Tidak Stabil
    • Bernama (30 May 2009) – Appoint Consultants Prior To Demolition Work – Lecturer
    • Malay Mail (29 Jul 2009) – 5 minutes with Dr Arham Abdullah: Review Demolition Guideline
    • Malay Mail (29 Jul 2009) – Developer keeps Mum over Jaya Supermarket Collapse
    • The Star (30 May 2009) – Jaya Supermarket collapse: Nearby residents to be evacuated (Update)
    • The Star (31 May 2009) – 69 Residents to be evacuated
    • The Star (29 July 2009) – Firms speak out on Jaya Supermarket collapse
  • Appointed as Technical committee member by Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya (MBPJ) in developing a new Guideline for Building Demolition for MBPJ – 2010-present
  • Assigned as Demolition Consultant for listed demolition projects:
    • Cadangan Meroboh Bangunan Sedia Ada Dan Membina Semula Bangunan Pusat Pengurusan Termaju Yang Mengandungi Satu (1) Blok Menara Heamc 17 Tingkat, Satu (1) Blok Dewan Seminar 2 Tingkat, Satu (1) Blok Rumah Universiti 4 Tingkat Dan Kerja-kerja Yang Berkaitan Di Atas Sebahagian Lot 4582 (UTM) Jalan Semarak, Mukim Setapak, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
    • Plaza Mayang, Taman Megah, Petaling Jaya.
    • Block B & Blck C For Galaxy Communication & Office Automation Sdn Bhd At Global Business Park No 8 Jalan 19/1, Section 19, Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan
    • Cement Loading Structures, Silo Building Structures And Silo Control Building Structures At The Proposed Maluri Bus Depot (Phase 2) Located At Batu 3, Jalan Cheras, Maluri Kuala Lumpur
    • Existing 9 Bridges For Electrified Double Track Project North-Ipoh To Padang Besar (Package N1-N3)
    • Demolition Works Of Cut Off Temporary Fibre Concrete In Berapit Tunnel At The Proposed Electrified Double Track Project From Ipoh To Padang Besar
    • Demolition Works Of Cut Off Box Culvert At N6 C55 (Ch 91.298) S25/96 Taiping, Kemunting Perak For The Proposed Electrified Double Track Project From Ipoh To Padang Besar
    • Demolition Works Of Cut Off Slab Sections For Escalator Opening At Hentian Puduraya
    • Cadangan Meroboh 2 Blok Rumah Pangsa Sediada Dan Membina Dinding Penghadang Keselamatan Di Atas Lot 7677 Dan Lot 7678, Jalan Jelatek, Pusat Bandar Dato Keramat, Daerah Gombak, Selangor Darul Ehsan
  • As a Project Leader for NAZA-AIM UTM Electric Vehicle Project,
    RM 445 000, Vot No PD 2012/14342 – 2012-2013