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Dr Abu Bakar Abd Hamid


Interior Design and BIM Educator


Dr Abu Bakar Abd Hamid has been an academic with Universiti Teknologi MARA for over 14 years, following 8 years in interior design industry. Dr Abu Bakar Abd Hamid continued his studies at the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Malaysia for his PhD in Architecture specialisation in Building Information Modelling research.
He graduated with the research entitled "The State of Readiness of the Interior Design Industry in The Adoption of Building Information Modelling in Malaysia" in 2020. Has experienced 7 years in BIM education. Skilled in AutoDesk AutoCAD, AutoDesk Revit, Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Facility Management (FM), and 3D Studio Max.
Strong education professional with a PhD (Architecture) in Building Information Modelling from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and Master of Science (MSc.) in Facilities Management from Universiti Teknologi MARA. Expertise in Design and Building Information Modelling. Has been recognized as Professional Technologist (Ts) in Building Construction Technology field, Corporate Member at Malaysian Institute Interior Designers (MIID) and BIM Institute of Malaysia.

 What to expect during the event

Nowadays, major moves arise in AEC industry effecting business practices for industries elaborate with designing and delivering the built environment. These changing circumstances are a direct consequence of industry implementation of relatively new technologies called BIM or Building Information Modelling. The construction industry needs graduate with knowledge and skills in building information modelling (BIM). The increasing density of the AEC industry and the essential to respond rapidly and effectively to each demand, change or unexpected event make the BIM procedure a crucial tool for the conceptualization, management and development of any project. In the last several years building information modeling (BIM) has fixed more and more courtesy by public and private organisations. Numerous construction industries worldwide are increasingly demanding to implement BIM with complimentary novel management methods, for delivery of their construction projects. Thus, construction companies have started to look for graduates with BIM education and competency.

1. Determine the awareness of BIM education scope, content and skills.
2. How can BIM education help to close the gap between industry and academia?
3. Understanding of the BIM content and expected skills for future in the interior design industry.

BIM Education Towards A Catalyst in Building The Interior Design Industry

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