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Housing Research Center (HRC)

HOUSING RESEARCH CENTRE (HRC)

 

ABOUT US

 

Housing Research Centre (HRC) was established as a Centre of Excellence in 1996 by the University Research Committe with the goal of providing affordable quality housing for the global market.

 

During the time of establishment, the centre had focused its research in the field of low-cost materials for constructions, building systems, and precast concrete with the grant provisions of approximately RM 1.12 million from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment under the Sixth Malaysia Plan.

 

 

VISION

 

Leader in sustainable human settlement environment.

 

 

MISSION

 

  • Undertake research, development and innovation in sustainable human settlement.
  • Set-up and maintain database & information centre on sustainable human settlement.
  • To be recognised as resource centre for human settlement education and training in Malaysia.
  • Provide service to the public, government and industry.
  • Develop a strong, effectively managed team in a healthy work environment.

 

 

RESEARCH AREA

 

1) Materials

2) Building System  



Advanced building materials such as cementitious material, sustainable concrete, advanced composite materials, lightweight aggregates and green waste materials.



Building system including Industrialised Building Systems (IBS), smart homes, and energy efficient buildings.

 3) Numerical

 4) Housing Design and Planning



Modelling and analysis of housing structures or components using finite element method.



Architecture, urban planning and design, housing studies and emergency response shelters.

 

 

STAFF

 

No.

Name

Position

Emel

1

Prof. Madya Dr. Farah Nora Aznieta Abd. Aziz 

Executive Manager

farah@upm.edu.my

2

Pn. Ernaleza Mahsum

Research Officer

ernaleza@upm.edu.my

3

Cik Norliyana Abd. Karim 

Administrative Officer

norliyana_karim@upm.edu.my

 

 

KEY RESEARCHERS

 

No.

Name

Expertise

Emel

1.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Farah Nora Aznieta Abd. Aziz (Ketua)

Konkrit Bertetulang Fiber, IBS, Analisis dan Reka Bentuk Struktur Konkrit dan Pengukuhan Struktur Konkrit Bertetulang

farah@upm.edu.my

2.

Prof. Dato’ Ir. Dr. Mohd Saleh Jaafar

Struktur Konkrit, Penilaian Struktur, Konkrit Berprestasi Tinggi, NDT, IBS

msj@upm.my

3.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Raizal Saifulnaz Muhammad Rashid

Struktur Konkrit Bertetulang dan and Pengukuhan Struktur Konkrit Bertetulang Menggunakan Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP)

raizal@upm.edu.my

4.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Farzad Hejaz

Kejuruteraan Struktur, Dinamik Struktur, Getaran, Kaedah Unsur Terhingga, Analisis Tidak Anjal, Gempabumi, Peranti Peredam, Sistem Lesapan Getaran, Sistem Kawalan  Struktur Aktif dan Pasif, Pengoptimuman, Pengekodan Program Komputer, Simulasi Struktur

farzad@upm.edu.my

 

 

RESEARCH FACILITIES

 

No.

Services

Unit

Status

1.

DTK-A-50 Kyowa (Japan) Displacement Transducer (LVDT)

- Rated Capacity: 50mm

 5

 Action

 2.

Hot Box Instrumentation

- EL0305 E-log Environmental Datalogger
- Extech (USA) Humidity & temperature USB Datalogger

1

 -

 


ACTIVE RESEARCH GRANTS

 

No.

Project Leader

Research Title

Sponsor

Duration

1.

Prof. Madya Dr. Farah Nora Aznieta Abd Aziz

Inquisition of Putra Blok 2.0 in Projek Rintis My Beautiful New Home (MyBNHome) di Perkampungan Orang Asli Ulu Milut, Pos Betau, Kuala Lipis, Pahang

UPM

April 2018 - April 2019

2.

Prof. Madya Dr. Farah Nora Aznieta Abd. Aziz

Development of High Performance Cement Blended Mortar Using Wood Ash and Colloidal Nanosilica

UPM

Oktober 2016 - Mac 2019

3.

Prof. Dr. Bujang Kim Huat

Behavior Of Stabilized Soil By Alkaline Activation And Glass Fiber

UPM

Februari 2018 - Julai 2019

4.

Prof. Dr. Bujang Kim Huat

Design of Floating in Peat Using Bamboo Culms and Plastic Bags

UPM

Oktober 2015 - September 2018

5.

Prof. Madya Dr. Raizal Saifulnaz Muhammad Rashid

Circular FRP (Fiber Reinforced Polymer) Seismic Elastomeric Bearings Fitted With Shape Memory Alloy Wires

UPM

Februari 2018 - Februari 2020

6.

Prof. Madya Dr. Farzad Hejazi

Horizontal And Vertical Cyclic Performances Of U-Shaped High Damping Rubber Joint System At IBS Beam-Column Connection

UPM

Februari 2018  - Februari 2019

7.

Prof. Madya Dr. Farzad Hejazi

The Frequency Prediction Method For Health Monitoring Of UHPFC Communication Tower

UPM

Februari 2018 - Februari 2020

8.

Dr. Haslinda Nahazanan

Application Of Biomineralization and Electro-kinetic Method To enhance Overall Stability Of Marine Clay

UPM

April 2018 - April 2020

9.

Dr. Noor Azline Mohd Nasir

Flexural Behaviour Of High  Reinforced Concrete Containing Rubber As Partial Fine Aggregate Replacement

UPM

Mei 2018 - Mei 2020

 

 

PUBLICATION LIST FOR 2018

 

No.

Authors

Article Title

Journal

Year/Vol./Issue

1.

Abdul Aziz Farah N. A., Sani Mohammed Bida, Abu Bakar Nabilah, Mohd Saleh Jaafar, and Farzad Hejazi

Thermal Resistance of Two Layers Precast Concrete Sandwich Panels

International Journal of Engineering and Technology

Ogos 2018

Vol. 10, No. 4

 

2.

S U Azunna, F N A Abd. Aziz, N Abu Bakar and N A Mohd Nasir

Mechanical properties of concrete with coconut shell as partial

replacement of aggregates

IOP Conference Series Materials Science and Engineering

November 2018, Vol. 431, Isu 3, p. 2001

3.

F N A A Aziz, M M O Elhibir, N Abu Bakar and N A Safiee

Compressive strength and water absorption behavior of self-curing fiber

reinforced concrete

IOP Conference Series Materials Science and Engineering

Oktober 2018, Vol. 431, Isu 4, p. 2008

4.

MA Bahedh, MS Jaafar

Ultra high-performance concrete utilizing fly ash as cement replacement under autoclaving technique

Case Studies in Construction Materials

Disember 2018, Vol. 9

5.

P Chatee, MS Jaafar, A Ibrahim, H Talati

Erratum to: Modeling the Damage Characteristics of Concrete Subjected to Cyclic Loadings

Mechanics of Composite Materials (Q2)

Januari 2018, Vol. 53, Isu 6, p. 670

6.

HA Keykha, A Asadi, BBK Huat, S Kawasaki

Microbial induced calcite precipitation by Sporosarcina pasteurii and Sporosarcina aquimarina

Environmental Geotechnics (Q2)

Januari 2018, p 1-5

7.

I Aminu, A Asadi, BC O'Kelly, BBK Huat, O Reul

Ultra-Lightweight Foundation System for Peaty Ground

Environmental Geotechnics

November 2018

Vol. 1, p. 1-37

8.

Y. H. Mugahed Amran, Raizal S. M. Rashid, Farzad Hejazi, A. A. Abang Ali, Nor Azizi Safiee, Sani Mohammed Bida

Structural Performance of Precast Foamed Concrete Sandwich Panel Subjected to Axial Load

KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering (Q3)

April 2018, Vol. 22, Isu 4, p. 1179-1192

9.

NM Azreen, Raizal SM Rashid, M Haniza, YL Voo, YH Mugahed Amran

Radiation shielding of ultra-high-performance concrete with silica sand, amang and lead glass

Construction and Building Materials (Q1)

Mei 2018,

Vol. 172, p.

370-377

10.

YHM Amran, R Alyousef, RSM Rashid, H Alabduljabbar, C.C.Hung

Properties and applications of FRP in strengthening RC structures: A review

Structures

September 2018,

Vol. 16, p. 208-238

11.

S Nikpour, F Hejazi, MS Jaafar

Development of a divergent fluid wall damper for framed structures subjected to dynamic loads

Structural Control and Health Monitoring (Q1)

Mac 2018,

Vol. 25, Isu

3, p. 2108

12.

H Abdi, F Hejazi, MS Jaafar, IBA Karim

Response modification factors for reinforced concrete structures equipped with viscous damper devices

Periodica Polytechnica Civil Engineering (Q3)

2018

Vol. 62, Isu

1, p. 11-25

13.

S Shahbazpanahi, F Hejazi, M Paknahad

Modelling Crack Propagation in RC Beam-Column Joints

Journal

Tehnički vjesnik (Q2)

 

Ogos 2018, Vol. 25, Isu

4, p. 1183-1189

14.

Ghaedi K., Hejazi F., Ibrahim Z., Khanzaei P.

Flexible Foundation Effect on Seismic Analysis of Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC) Dams Using Finite Element Method

KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering (Q3)

April 2018, Vol. 22, Isu 4, p. 1275-1287

15.

R Vaghei, F Hejazi, AA Firoozi, MS Jaafar

Performance of Loop Connection in Precast Concrete Walls Subjected to Lateral Loads

International Journal of Civil Engineering

November 2018, p. 1-30

16.

Omar H., Ahmad J., Nahazanan H., Ahmed Mohammed T., Yusoff Z.M.

Measurement and simulation of diametrical and axial indirect tensile tests for weak rocks

Measurement: Journal of the International Measurement Confederation

Oktober 2018. Vol. 127, p. 299-307

17.

Daud N.N.N., Anijiofor S.C.

Chicken slaughterhouse wastewater disposal: The challenges ahead

Asian Journal of Agriculture and Biology

Mei 2018, Vol. 6, Special Issue, p. 42-45

18.

Safiee N.A., Mohd Nasir N.A., Ashour A.F., Abu Bakar N.

Behaviour of interlocking mortarless hollow block walls under in-plane loading

Australian Journal of Structural Engineering

Januari 2018, Vol. 19, Isu 2, p. 87-95

19.

Tahir M.M., Haron N.A., Alias A.H., Harun A.N., Muhammad I.B., Baba D.L.

Improving cost and time control in construction using building information model (BIM): A review

Pertanika Journal of Science and Technology

Januari 2018, Vol. 26, Isu 1, p. 21-36

20.

Fathi S., Harun A.N., Rambat S., Nawi M.N.M., Haron N.A.

Development of a mobile aquaculture management systems for performance monitoring of aquaculture players

Journal of Telecommunication, Electronic and Computer Engineering

Julai 2018. Vol. 10, p. 113-117

21.

Hassim S., Muniandy R., Alias A.H., Abdullah P.

Construction tender price estimation standardization (TPES) in Malaysia: Modeling using fuzzy neural network

Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management

2018, Vol. 25, Isu 3, p. 443-457

22.

Lew Y.-L., Hassim S., Muniandy R., Hua L.T.

Structural equation modelling for subcontracting practice: Malaysia chapter

Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management

2018, Vol. 25, Isu 7, p. 835-860

 

 

ACTIVITIES THAT HAS BEEN CONDUCTED

 

Bil

Tajuk

Tarikh

Tempat

1.

2-day Short Course on Application of Urban Stormwater Management Manual for Malaysia 2nd Edition (MSMA): Concept, Theories & Practices

16-11-2018 - 17-11-2018

Dewan Seminar, Fakulti Kejuruteraan, UPM

2.

Lawatan Tapak ke Perkampungan Orang Asli Ulu Milut, Betau, Pahang

27-10-2018 - 02-11-2018

Betau, Pahang

3.

Global Civil Engineering Conference 2017 (GCEC2017)

25-07-2017 - 28-07-2017

Hotel Seri Pacific, Kuala Lumpur

4.

Workshop on ETABS Software for Building Analysis & Design

15-10-2016

Makmal GIS, Fakulti Kejuruteraan, UPM

5.

Workshop on ORION Software for Building Design

08-10-2016

Makmal GIS, Fakulti Kejuruteraan, UPM

6.

A 2-Day Hands-On Training Using ETABS for Building Analysis and Design

25-03-2015 - 26-03-2015

Makmal GIS, Fakulti Kejuruteraan, UPM

7.

Simposium 2015 Malaysia University-Industry Green Building Collaboration (2015 MU-IGBC)

20-01-2015 - 21-01-2015

Auditorium Jurutera, Fakulti Kejuruteraan, UPM

8.

Innovation Open Day

17-12-2014 - 18-12-2014

Fakulti Kejuruteraan UPM

9.

Workshop on Seismic Design for Buildings

24-11-2014 - 25-11-2014

Marriott Hotel, Putrajaya

10.

Kursus Pemantapan Kesetiausahaan (Personaliti Pencetus Inspirasi)

07-05-2014 - 08-05-2014

L’Apprenti, UPM

11.

Aplikasi Dan Amalan 5S Dalam Pengurusan Rekod & Fail

17-04-2014

Fakulti Kejuruteraan, UPM

12.

One Day Training Workshop on Management Skills for Administrative & Financial Executives

14-04-2014

L’Apprenti, UPM

13.

Workshop on Housing Technology Foresight 2050

08-11-2013

Fakulti Kejuruteraan, UPM

14.

Workshop on Islamic Architecture: Housing From Islamic Perspective

31-10-2013

Fakulti Kejuruteraan, UPM

15.

Workshop on Striving to Own A Comfortable And Affordable Green Home

27-06-2013

Fakulti Kejuruteraan, UPM

16.

2-Day Course and Design Workshop on Design & Construction of Precast Concrete Structures

28-05-2013 - 29-05-2013

Westin, Kuala Lumpur

17.

Workshop on Geotechnical Design of Retaining Walls

18-04-2013

Hotel Equatorial, Bangi

18.

Workshop on Advances in Concrete Technology

16-04-2013 - 17-04-2013

Cyberview Resort & Spa, Cyberjaya

19.

Conference on Affordable Quality Housing 2013 (CAQH2013)

11-03-2013 - 12-03-2013

Hotel Marriott, Putrajaya

20.

Workshop on Soil Improvement: Technologies, Design and Performance

13-12-2012

Hotel Palm Garden, Putrajaya

21.

Lawatan daripada College of Engineering, King Saud University, Arab Saudi

06-12-2012 - 08-12-2012

Meeting Room HRC

22.

2nd International Conference on Socio-political & Technological Dimensions of Climate Change

19-11-2012 - 21-11-2012

Hotel Marriott, Putrajaya

23.

2-Day Course and Design Workshop on Design & Construction of Precast Concrete Structures

04-10-2012 - 05-10-2012

Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside Putrajaya

24.

HRC Website Enrichment Session

13-09-2012

Meeting Room HRC

25.

Workshop on Research Proposal

11-07-2012

Meeting Room HRC

26.

Seminar on Rainwater Harvesting System in Green Building

03-07-2012 - 04-07-2012

Nomad Sucasa, Kuala Lumpur

27.

HRC Colloquium on Research & Development

16-11-2011 - 18-11-2011

Meeting Room HRC

28.

Majlis Menandatangani Perjanjian Kerjasama (MOU) UPM-NAIM Holdings Bhd

01-07-2011

Auditorium Fakulti Kejuruteraan UPM

29.

A Two Day Design Seminar and Workshop on Design & Construction of Precast Concrete Structures

11-04-2011 - 12-04-2011

Cyberjaya

 

 

CONTACT INFO

Housing Research Centre 

Tingkat 10, Blok A

Fakulti Kejuruteraan 

43400 UPM Serdang 

Selangor Darul Ehsan 

MALAYSIA

 

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