Zahiruddin Fitri Abu Hassan

Zahiruddin Fitri Abu Hassan

Dr Zahir as he is normally called is a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Built Environment, Universiti Malaya.
He is also the deputy director of the Academic Enhancement & Leadership Development Centre


  • Agreed. More on this in our dedicated concrete defects lesson step.

  • Designed well, the protection offered by the bulk concrete member should be enough to protect the reinforcing steel economically. However, there are examples of the usage of stainless steel rebars in critical infrastructures. The cost though would be astronomical.

  • Your science background will serve you well in your journey to become a competent building surveyor. Good luck!

  • @NeilEmery Thank you.

  • I'd like to get some conversation going between learners so feel free to comment/add on from your fellow learner's responds.

  • It is important to educate the public about the relationship between their health and the impact from their dwelling.
    We see similar trajectory of cases here in Malaysia. There are cases where the occupants of buildings face severe health issues due to mould infestation.

  • Quite a number of factor determine this such as the leachate concentration, CO2 level and air circulation. I believe the exact chemistry will also influence the rate of formation and might act as catalyst.

  • Nice to met you Neil.

  • Interesting, any reason why the powdercoating on the beam failed in the first place?

  • I am happy to report that The Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM) has recognised the completion of this course to worth 9 CPD points.

    For RISM Building Surveying division members, please complete the course and purchase the certificate of achievement from the platform.
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  • Hi there, nice to meet you

  • In terms of specific acts of law that governs the responsibility of designers for durability, there is very little in Malaysia. However if building specification was written well, and performance specification is used more there should be less issues with durability.

  • Welcome Gerard, nice to mee you.

  • Dropbox Paper is a tool that I particularly use a lot, especially with students group collaboration and presentation.

  • I am a Malaysian, so we say "Apa Khabar".

  • Hello, Annyeong haseyo.

  • Hello all, I am Zahir from Malaysia. I teach undergraduate course in Building Surveying at Universiti Malaya, a public university in Kuala Lumpur.

  • I was doing this on a Friday, so naturally I just have to add 1 to the 7 days to a week.

  • I tend to think that children should be allowed to live in their time, i.e the digital age. Control should be exercised by parents to ensure the children still have time for physical activity and healthy eating. Yes, the internet can be a dangerous place but there are benefits that we can't ignore. I agree with the panels, the jury is still out.