Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Lawatan Ketua Program Ijazah Sarjana Muda Ukur Bahan

Pada 12 Mac 2009, Jabatan Ukur Bahan UiTM Sarawak telah menerima kunjungan Sr. Dr. Norizan bt. Ahmad, KP Sarjana Muda Ukur Bahan UiTM Sarawak (AP224).

Kunjungan beliau adalah yang pertama kali sejak beliau dilantik sebagai Ketua Program dan merupakan satu penghargaan bagi semua pensyarah dan juga pelajar di UiTM Sarawak.

Aktiviti yang dijalankan pada awal pagi bermula dengan mesyuarat bersama pensyarah, kemudian beliau mengadakan mesyuarat bersama wakil pelajar untuk mengetahui perkembangan dan juga untuk mendengar pandangan pelajar mengenai suasana belajar di sini. Pada sebelah petangnya, beliau telah sudi untuk memberikan ucapan ringkas kepada semua pelajar Diploma UiTM Sarawak.

Pada sebelah malam, beliau telah sudi untuk meluangkan masa bersama pelajar semester terakhir untuk mengadakan taklimat ringkas tentang cara memohon untuk melanjutkan pelajaran di peringkat Ijazah di UiTM Malaysia.

Saya mewakili semua pensyarah dan juga pelajar ingin mengucapkan ribuan terima kasih atas kehadiran beliau dan diharapkan aktiviti seperti ini dapat diadakan lagi pada masa akan datang.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Earth Hour 2009


This year, Earth Hour has been transformed into the world’s first global election, between Earth and global warming.

For the first time in history, people of all ages, nationalities, race and background have the opportunity to use their light switch as their vote – Switching off your lights is a vote for Earth, or leaving them on is a vote for global warming. WWF are urging the world to VOTE EARTH and reach the target of 1 billion votes, which will be presented to world leaders at the Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen 2009.

This meeting will determine official government policies to take action against global warming, which will replace the Kyoto Protocol. It is the chance for the people of the world to make their voice heard.

Earth Hour began in Sydney in 2007, when 2.2 million homes and businesses switched off their lights for one hour. In 2008 the message had grown into a global sustainability movement, with 50 million people switching off their lights. Global landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Rome’s Colosseum, the Sydney Opera House and the Coca Cola billboard in Times Square all stood in darkness.

In 2009, Earth Hour is being taken to the next level, with the goal of 1 billion people switching off their lights as part of a global vote. Unlike any election in history, it is not about what country you’re from, but instead, what planet you’re from. VOTE EARTH is a global call to action for every individual, every business, and every community. A call to stand up and take control over the future of our planet. Over 74 countries and territories have pledged their support to VOTE EARTH during Earth Hour 2009, and this number is growing everyday.

We all have a vote, and every single vote counts. Together we can take control of the future of our planet, for future generations.

VOTE EARTH by simply switching off your lights for one hour, and join the world for Earth Hour.

Saturday, March 28, 8:30-9:30pm.

Click to sign up for Malaysia

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Laughter is the best medicine

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Background Information on Quantity Surveying

The Quantity Surveyor is a construction professional; he or she is qualified and adequately trained to advice on all aspects of construction costs, financial and contractual administration. He or she is an expert on the cost and management of construction projects, whether building, civil or heavy engineering.

Throughout the world, Quantity Surveyors are working on projects as diverse as housing, commercial property developments, hospitals, mosques, petrochemical plants, highways, dams and airports. There are more than 1000 qualified Quantity Surveyors in Malaysia and a few hundred more in training for the profession.

Whenever any building project is proposed, it is important that the cost involved is known in advance. These include site preparation cost, construction, labor, material and plant costs, professional fees, taxes and other charges as well as the likely running and maintenance costs for the new building. The Quantity Surveyor is trained to evaluate these costs and to advise on alternative proposals.

Once the decision is made to build the project, the Quantity Surveyor advises the client on appropriate contract arrangement as well as the legal contract and conditions under which the building will be constructed.

He or she also, acting on behalf of the client advises the architect and engineer on the cost implications. This includes the different construction methods, alternative choice of materials and size and quality of the project. This is also to ensure that each element is reconciled with the cost plan allowance and the overall project cost remains within the budget.

These skills place Quantity Surveyors in a strong position to take a leading managerial role throughout the development of a project. For example, they are able to assess the implications of changes in design, site conditions and working arrangements and give the client accurate budget and time estimates.

Quantity Surveyors may work in a variety of areas vis. private practice, government sectors, educational institutions, construction companies, property developers, banks and financial institutions, industrial companies and other commercial companies. Their professional skills are highly respected and often achieve top managerial status.

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Monday, March 2, 2009

Majlis Penyampaian Sijil Anugerah Naib Canselor & Sijil Dekan

The ceremony took place at Hotel Riverside Majestic (formerly known as Crowne Plaza) on 19th of February 2009 with special guest of honour, our Vice Chancellor, Dato' Seri Prof. Dr. Ibrahim Abu Shah.

Congratulations to all students for your great effort in previous examinations.

For those who have yet to receive the certificates, please come and see me as soon as possible.


Credits to Shafiqah & Hafizah for the pictures