Timber engineering research and education in Malaysia

Jumaat, Mohd Zamin and Rahim, Ahmad Hazim Abdul and Othman, Johari and Razali, Fadini Mohamad (2006) Timber engineering research and education in Malaysia. In: 9th World Conference on Timber Engineering 2006, WCTE 2006, 2006, Portland, OR.

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The current state of affairs in Malaysia is that the interest in using timber as a structural member is almost non-existence. Use of structural timber currently is limited to formworks and trusses. Even in this usage it is competing fiercely with steel and other materials. Knowledge on timber properties and design are also lacking among the architects and engineers. In terms of timber researches, a number of research works are currently being conducted while in education only a few universities are offering courses on timber design. As works that needed to be done, the main emphasize should be in terms of promotions. These include conducting short courses, seminars and producing relevant timber design materials to the engineers and architect, in particular, and the public in general. Works to lobby the appropriate authorities to include timber design in engineering course in universities and to change by laws that restrict the use of timber as construction materials should also be emphasized.

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Additional Information: Conference code: 94049 Export Date: 6 January 2013 Source: Scopus Language of Original Document: English Correspondence Address: Jumaat, M.Z.; Department of Civil Engineering, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia References: Mat Lazim, Z., An investigation on the behaviour of timber-concrete composite T beams (1986) Jurnal Teknologi, 6, pp. 19-27. , Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai; Mohd Zulkifli, G., Finite element analysis of timber concrete composite T-beam (1989) Proceedings of the Second Pacific Timber Engineering Conference, , University Auckland. New Zealand; Jumaat, M.Z., Tan, Y.E., Design of glued laminated timber in accordance with the MS544: Part 3 (2001) Paper Presented in Conjunction with CIDB Road Show on Timber Standards for the Construction Industry at CIDB, , Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia; Yeoh, E.C., David, A.S., Tan, Y.E., Effect of metal plate connected joints on strength properties of rubberwood laminated veneer lumber (2004) The Proceedings of the 8th World Conference on Timber Engineering, , Finland, June 2004; (1978) Code of Practice for the Structural use of Timbers, , Anon MS 544:1978; (2001) Code of Practice for the Structural use of Timber, Part 1: General, , Anon MS 544, 2001
Uncontrolled Keywords: Engineering course, Malaysia, Non-existence, Short course, State of affairs, Structural timbers, Timber design, Curricula, Design, Research, Technical presentations, Timber.
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Jenal S
Date Deposited: 14 May 2013 01:42
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2020 03:51
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/6098

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