Name : Syed Khairi bin Syed Abbas
Designation : Lecturer / Head of Programme Civil Engineering & Construction
Department : Civil Engineering & Construction
Faculty : Faculty of Engineering, Science and Technology (FEST)
Academic qualifications :
- Master of Civil Engineering (By Research), Universiti Teknologi MARA, UiTM
- Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.) Civil, Universiti Teknologi MARA, UiTM
- Diploma in Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA, UiTM
- Graduate Member of BEM, IEM
- Ordinary Member of REAAA, REAM, ITS, AFEO, TSSM
- Committee Member of IEM Highway & Transportation Engineering
Editorial : Share Your Experience On The Study Tour
- Share your experience on the study tour
An Industrialised Building System (IBS) study tour was carried out successfully in Guangzhou City Construction College (GZCCC) China, for 7 days from 27 Oct 2019 till 2 Nov 2019. The GZCCC adopts five delivery approaches, which are scene display, information guidance, project teaching, typical training and professional assessment. Through advanced training base of “integrated teaching, learning, and working”, together with “Internet +” technology, the participants could be trained to meet the required skills of the modern construction industry.
- What was the most interesting part of the programme?
Integrated practice and theory have been adopted in the course to help the participants to master the theoretical knowledge through the practical teaching.
- What are the positive outcome from the programme?
Under the principle of “taking the trainees to the construction site”, the GZCCC has built a complete set of 1:1 “under construction” which includes entity building, covering base, foundation, main body, roofing, decoration, and equipment installation in order to achieve the purpose of on-site teaching and simulation construction.
- Any challenges faced before or during the programme?
- There were 23 participants, 19 of them were students, 17 Malaysian, 1 Mauritius and 1 Myanmar. We actually had quite a number of international students at the beginning, but due to some issues on the China visa application, several international students couldn’t join the study tour.
- Communicating in English with the locals in China was also challenging, but during the study tour, we had assistance from a translator who was assigned to help us out.
- As most of us know, China has banned all Google services such as Facebook, Gmail, Instagram, WhatsApp, etc., hence it was very hard to communicate with our families and colleagues back in Malaysia during the study tour.
- Would you go again in the future if you were given the chance?
It depends on the situation, but of course, if I get another chance to go, I would grab the opportunity.