Title: Revived project of Soaraja Peranginan Sg. Rambah, Pontian as the ‘Istana Hinggap’

Client: DYMM Sultan Ibrahim

Project Cost: RM6.10 million



ISI and KALAM (Centre for the Study of Built Environment in the Malay World) Faculty of Built Environment, UTM had been asked to prepare a proposal for a new ‘Istana Hinggap’ by the Pejabat DiRaja Istana Johor. ISI is expected to assume the role of a Project Manager. At the preliminary stage, it will begin to form the consultant team and prepare the work scope, project time frame and contractual matters. ISI will need to become a JV Partner to a contractor during the construction stage similar to procurement method adopted for UTM-SPACE Project. ISI is also asked to include interior design and provide the additional cost involved.



Final Report

Title: Research Project on Hydrodynamic Simulation Within Port Limit of Port of Tanjung Pelepas and Establishment of Johor Port Authority (Tanjung Pelepas) Marine Data Centre (MDC)

Client: Johor Port Authority (JPA)

Project Cost: RM1.4 million

Duration: 18 months ( beginning 1 May 2015)

Status: Completed

Headed by: Assoc. Prof. Dr Mohd Zamani Ahmad


Johor Port Authority (JPA) has granted RM1.4m to ISI to undertake an 18 months study beginning 1st May 2015 with the following objectives; To perform hydrographic survey within JPA Port Limit Tanjung Pelepas; To develop a simulation model of hydrodynamic conditions of PTP water limit; To simulate pattern of hydrodynamic conditions of PTP water limit including shoreline evolution; To develop the database on hydrodynamic, hydrography and topographical data within PTP water limit.

Title: Conceptual Master Plan and Schematic Design for Tanjung Pelepas Ecological Park and Research Centre.

Client: Johor Port Authority (JPA) and Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP)

Project CostRM3000,000.00

DurationFour (4) months

Status: Completed


The aim is to produce a Conceptual Master Plan and Schematic Design for an Ecological Park and Research Centre on a designated site near Tanjung Pelepas Port. The plan will serve as planning instrument and guide plan for implementation of the park development.

Title : Expert Review and Feasibility Study for Transformation of AKEPT

Project Cost : RM180,000.00

Duration : Four (4) months, 1st February 2016 to 30th April 2016.

Head of Project: Prof. Dr Mohd Hamdan Hj Ahmad

Description :

This project is to conduct a systematic review of AKEPT as academic leadership training centre in Malaysia that wishes to be financially independent from Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE). AKEPT sees the structure of ISI as its possible model thus would like to appoint ISI in making that transformation. The final report has been submitted to AKEPT on 31st May 2016. 

Title: Door House for the Poor

Project CostRM200,000.00 

Leader: Prof Dr Mohd Hamdan Ahmad

Status: Active


The research intends to build a two-bedroom door house prototype as an effort to help the hard-core poor communities.  

As current Malaysia’s housing policy emphasized mainly on the provision of adequate and affordable housing schemes, the current research responses to the urgent need of affordable housing for the hard-core poor and low income people through low cost but comfortable design. 

Emphasis is given more on the comfortability as to provide sustainable shelter and take into account the quality of life of the occupants. Efforts will be devoted to redesign, modified and prototyping the initial model into affordable and comfortable housing as alternative to the current Hard-Core Poor Development Programme (PPRT) house scheme initiated by the government which is small and uncomfortable.  

Better design from the point of view of affordability and comfortability proposed by the current research will encourage the related industries to be involved in the construction and cover the need of the targeted populations which will further lead to sustainable development in Malaysia context.

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