- A Development of a Reliable and Trusted Mobile RFID-based Asset Management System Using Android Apps
Hairulnizam Mahdin *, (Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, MALAYSIA), Junaidah Jailani (Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, MALAYSIA), Mohd Farhan Md Fudzee, and Shahreen Kasim (Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, MALAYSIA)
Keywords: Facility Management;
Physical asset management is very important to monitor the existence and functionality of the asset in organization. It including ensure the asset is locate at the recorded location and still can be used by the staff. Usually the monitoring exercise is done by checking the id number that stick to the assets and compare it with the record. The process of getting the id number can be done manually or by using a barcode. However this will take time because there are number of assets in one location and it takes time to locate the number sticker. We proposed the use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to automatically detect the assets and provide reports on the mismatch of asset and location. The use of RFID required less time to perform the asset monitoring and increase efficiency in data management. It can connect with the database to match the records of assets and its location. By ensuring the safety of the assets, we can prolong its lifecycle where this will contributes to more sustainable and greener world.
- The Physical Attributes of Healing Garden for A Century Old Healthcare Premises
Fuziah Ibrahim *, Wan Mariah Wan Harun, Muna Hanim Abdul Samad, and Wan Nor Wahidah Syumaiyah Wan Kamaruddin (School of Housing, Building and Planning,Universiti Sains Malaysia, MALAYSIA)
public health facility.
The government have realised the benefits of healing garden in public healthcare facilities since 1990s. As a result most of the healthcare facilities build thereafter have incorporated the healing garden as part of the aspect to be considered when designing new ones. The healthcare facilities built before the move has also taken the initiative to renovate their spaces to accommodate the healing gardens. The paper focuses on the physical attributes of the healing garden of two old healthcare premises whether they accord with the healing garden attributes. The methodology for the study is through observation and interviews. The data collected is content analysed. The study found that they do accord with the attributes. However accessibility to the garden is the main concern that needs readdressing to accommodate users with different physical abilities.
- Factor Affecting Roof Leaking Focusing on Material Used for Concrete and Metal Roofing on Malaysia Heritage Buildings
Roslan Taliba * , A Ghafar Ahmada, and Mohd Zailan Sulieman (School of Housing, Building and Planning,Universiti Sains Malaysia, MALAYSIA)
The paper shares the findings on the typical problems facing the heritage or old buildings in term of the problem pertaining to building leakage symptom scenario in Malaysia. Initialized from the problem finding, the paper highlight list of potential solutions best practiced by the local professional waterproofing implementer. By clearly identifying the possible factors that cause the leakage, one can take early steps to prevent the same defects form repeating thus savings can be achieved on the budget side. From the finding analysis, this paper gives the formulation ideas that can be used for creating a framework to prevent or minimize the building leakage syndrome focusing to concrete flat roof and metal roofing from re-happening.
- The Critical Establishment of Livability for Sustainable Community in Future Cities After Fossil Oil Reduction
Cemal Inceruh (Department of Architecture Faculty of Architecture & Design, Zirve University, TURKEY)
Keywords: Livable City
Livability Planning Guidelines.
Throughout the literature reviewed, conceptual overlap emerged between livability and sustainability. While several studies used these concepts interchangeably, a greater number of resources referred to livability and sustainability as separate and discrete concepts. But, the concept of sustainability as “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”, will not be valid after the end of the main living resource; oil. The concept of livability will not be only related to qualities and living conditions, but, in coming future, it will assume maintaining the basic needs of a city’s communities; such as food, shelter and transportation. Therefore, livability will be critical for establishing sustainable community after shortages in these basic needs. The dependency of living on fossil oil and related production, principles, strategies and planning guidelines for future livability will be discussed for the period of after fossil oil reduction.
- City Space and Social Values: A Lesson from the Past of Historical City of Tunis, Tunisia
Hamza ZEGHLACHE *, and Nadir ALI KHODJA (Laboratory of Mediterranean Architecture, University Ferhat Abbas, Setif1, ALGERIA)
Keywords: Urban space;
Theory that emerges and tends to impose a new urbanity and liveability is that of Ecopolis of the future - ecologically clean city-which focuses on the concept of sustainable development while giving priority to the relationship between economic, social development and quality of life in the built environment. Traditionally cultural aspect of urbanism contains components with an appropriate sacred cosmic symbolism and an urbanism of social consensus between residents, government and professionals in the creation of the Ecopolis. The empirical focus of this paper is the city within the Islamic cultural tradition. This paper is an attempt to grasp the cultural conception of the Medina of Tunis, Tunisia and the traditional urban regulations by a study of classical religio-architectural treatises of Islam. This article will discuss the approach and the lesson we can learn from the traditional modele in a time of ecological crisis and high urbanization.