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    Knowledge integration, industry networking session organised by UiTM Shah Alam, UiTM Samarahan Sarawak Branch

    Professional talk – Value Management (BQS668) was held in a hybrid format on Wednesday, June 5, 2024, from 2 to 4 p.m. The Quantity Surveying Studies, School of Construction and Quantity Surveying, the College of Built Environment (CBE), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Shah Alam, and the UiTM Samarahan Sarawak Branch hosted this professional talk. On both campuses, 82 Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Honours) students have enrolled in the Value Management (BQS668) course.

    This collaborative learning definitely seeks to expose students to the current responsibilities and obligations of quantity surveyors in the construction industry. It is believed that this professional talk will allow the invited speakers to offer their knowledge, information, and experience, thereby enhancing existing courses and preparing students for future involvement in the industry.

    Industry guest speakers have been invited to this knowledge integration and networking session. Mr. Faizal Azwandy Norzaman is the Head of Quantity Surveyor at Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA), Department of Construction and Maintenance. He, an UiTM alumni, gave a presentation titled “Value Management Implementation for MARA’s Physical Projects”. He not only presented MARA’s experience with value management in all of their projects of RM50 million and above, but he also provided his understanding of the construction industry as a quantity surveyor, which spans over 20 years.

    In his presence, the guest speaker was focused and enthusiastic about sharing his knowledge with the students. He believes that this effort would benefit society, particularly those studying at the Quantity Surveying Studies, CBE, UiTM. This hybrid collaborative learning programme has concluded successfully. It offers students and lecturers a new and more flexible option for knowledge-sharing sessions with industry professionals.