Seminar by Association of Construction project Managers Malaysia

    Topic: Creativity in Project Management

Speaker: Asso Prof Dr Zulhabri Ismail, PhD MCIArb MACPM ARCOM ISDS

Date: 13 April 2017

Time: 11am - 12pm

Venue: Room 3   

Speaker profile:

Dr Zulhabri is an Associate Professor of Construction Management and Law, currently attached to the Faculty of Architecture Planning and Surveying (FSPU), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM). Dr Zulhabri holds Doctor of Philosophy in the Specialisms of the Built Environment (Construction Law). Dr Zulhabri is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators United Kingdom, Association of Construction Project Managers Malaysia and Association of Researchers in Construction Management. His research and teaching interests are management aspects of construction, legal issues in built environment and sustainable development. Dr Zulhabri used to be a Fellow of Research with Research Management Institute (RMI UiTM) between 2010 and 2012. He is a trainer and facilitator in Construction Law for the Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM), Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) and Contractor Service Centre. He is an active researcher in Construction Management and Construction Law, to-date he has published more than 100 research articles in the said research fields. Dr Zulhabri is one of the UiTM's vanguard researchers with cumulative of more than RM 2.8 M worth of research grants and consultation projects; and more than 40 postgraduate students under his research supervision. He is a regular speaker in research methodology, research paper writing strategies and one of the research methodology experts for the Institute of Graduate Studies (IGS UiTM), Malaysia Higher Education Leadership Academy (AKEPT) and Institute of Leadership and Quality Management (ILQAM). Dr Zulhabri sits as a Panel of Defense proposal and research progress for PhD and MSc by Research for Institute of Graduate Studies UiTM and Faculty. At national level, Dr Zulhabri is one of a few being selected to sit on a panel of assessors for Society of Construction Law Essay Writing Competition for the Vincent Powell-Smith Prize (Malaysia). Apart from that, he is one of the UiTM Panel of Internal Assessors for Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) Grant Scheme. He is a Chairman/Technical Program Chair/Advisory Committee/Editorial Review Board for more than 20 indexed/non-indexed conferences and more than 15 journals. Dr Zulhabri had working experience as a Quantity Surveyor at Berjaya Times Square project with Invescor-Dumez Jaya-Who Hup JV, MTD Capital Berhad, DRB Hicom Berhad and the Past President of the UiTM International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB Student Chapter, 2009-2010).


Topic: Critical Factors of Project Management Success.

Speaker: Prof Sr Dr Wan Maimun Wan Abdullah  

Date: 13 April 2017

Time: 12.10pm - 1.10pm

Venue: Room 3  

Speaker profile:

Wan Maimun graduated in B.Sc(Hons)QS from UTM in 1981 and subsequently MBA from Aston University and PhD from UM. Currently she is director of Khalid Ahmad Architects, sits in the Board of Director of AZSB, and Professor Adjunct for UTM. Her career in construction industry spans 34 years in both public and private sectors. She was RISM 49th President making her the first lady president in RISM history. Currently she holds the post of President of Association of Women in Construction Malaysia (WIBM), Board of Directors of Malaysia Services Incorporated, Vice-President of Association of Construction Project Manager (ACPM), RISM councilor, BQSM Board Member, and NAPSEC council member. She is also Chairman of QS Accreditation Council and QS Examination Council of BQSM and sits in various national working committees of CIDB. She provides training and presented papers in seminars nationally and internationally. In 2012 she was awarded the prestigious RISM “Malaysian Surveyor of the Year Award” and in 2014 the inaugural CIDB “Construction Leading Lady”. 

Synopsis:

Background
This contract was written to fill a gap within the Malaysian Construction industry. Although there are several construction contracts published – so far, none of the main contracts are written entirely in plain language and none cater specifically for renovation or small projects. While contracts can be entered into orally, written contracts avoid uncertainty. Well-written plain language standard contracts can also help achieve greater efficiency and help avoid unwarranted disputes.

Usage of this contract
This set of standard terms of contract may be used together with other documents such as drawings, specifications, and bills of quantities to form a complete construction contract. It may be used for any construction project – although it was originally targeted at renovation and smaller projects. No minimum or maximum price has been specified for the size of projects this contract may be suitable for because it may well serve a wide range of project types and sizes.

Unique features
This contract is uncommon in several ways
Most construction contracts published in Malaysia are written in traditional legal language. This contract is written in modern plain language. It is the first construction contract in the world to be accredited with the Clear English Standard by the Plain English Commission, United Kingdom. The contract has 5,000 words. It fulfills most of the criteria of what would be expected of a plain language contract. Among these: the contract has alow average words per sentence of about 20, adopts gender-neutral style, uses mainly active sentences, has good use of numbering and listing, has no multiple cross-referencing, and uses plain language but retains terms of art where necessary. This contract hope to set the trend for other construction contracts to emulate its structure and style.

This contract was drafted afresh from a blank screen. It has the benefit of not being influenced by dated habits. Most notably the structure follows a clear and logical project management approach where the clauses are clustered under general obligations, contract administration, time obligations, financial obligations, quality obligations, subcontracting, termination and dispute resolution.

This contract has two parts – Parts A and B. Only Part A needs to be filled, there are some default provisions if some of these are not filled. The contract is written with built-in flexibility.



    Topic: Work Safely at Height with edotco

Speaker: Suzamri bin Salleh

Date: 14 April 2017

Time: 10.40am - 11.40pm

Venue: Room 1   

Speaker profile:

Mr Suzamri is currently the Regional Head of Safety (Malaysia, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Cambodia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka) in edotco Group Sdn Bhd. He plans, monitors, analyses and coordinates the Environment, Health and Safety programs for edotco, provides advices, directions and strategy to edotco groups on OSH Management, Contractor management and accident prevention as well as OSH Policies. He conducts and coordinates the development and continuous enhancement of OSH training programs for management and employees and provide training where required. Also, he executes and coordinates safety audits to ensure the OSH system is effective and is in compliance to regulatory requirements, coordinates and carries out investigation into accidents, near misses and dangerous occurrences and take steps to mitigate these risks as instructed by management. 

Synopsis

- Legal Requirement
-Working at Height in Telecommunication
-Type of Structures
-Working at Height Works
-Working at Height Issues
-Working at Height Solutions
-Working at Height Effort Done
-Working at Height – What next


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