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Dr. Zack Zairul M N is a Lecturer at the Department of Architecture of Faculty of Design and Architecture at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). He is a member of Lembaga Akitek Malaysia (LAM) and Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM). He recently obtained his Ph.D. from Technology University of Delft (Netherlands) in 2016. Prior to joining UPM in 2008, he was an Architect at the then Ministry of Internal Security (MOIS) under project department supervising RMK-9 projects throughout Malaysia.
Throughout his academic career, he has developed his research interests in the areas of the Open building (OB) which inspired by theory from John Habraken that relates to flexible housing, Industrialised Building System (IBS) and affordable housing for Gen-Y. His research relates to a new business model for the housing industry that challenges the conventional housing procedure and produced a disrupt business model for the housing industry.
He has published and presented his research work in various journals and proceedings internationally and locally. His work on the flexible housing for the housing industry in Malaysia has received recognition from the international company in Finland during a presentation in ETH, Zurich in 2015. He is a certified trainer for ATLAS.ti (Qualitative Data Analysis software) and also an advisor for Mendeley (software for referencing).
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• TU Delft
• Private groups
• Chair PhD council, Faculty of Architecture TU Delft (2014-2015)
•Senior PhD facilitator, TU Delft
• Committee for Malaysian Associations in Netherlands MA-NL (2014-2015)
• Organizing commitee for MA-NL Sports & family day (2015)
• Vice President for Malaysian Associations in the Netherlands MA-NL (2016)
• ATLAS.ti trainer for PhD students
•Identifying concurrent engineering (CE) elements for mass housing industry.
• Housing dilemma among young starters in Malaysia
•New industrialized housing model for young starters in Malaysia: Identifying problems for the formulation of a new business model for the housing industry
•Identifying Economical and Sustainable Elements in Enhancing the BTS (Build then Sell) Concept for Malaysia Housing Development
•New Business Model of Flexible Housing