Program: Collaborative Research for Common Regional Issues (CRC)

Field: Civil Engineering

Principal Investigator: Assoc. Prof. Mohd Fadhil Md Din

Sending University: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)

Japanese Co-Investigator: Prof. Dr. Hiroshi TAKAHASHI

Japanese University: Tohoku University

Year: 2015


The study was planning for the investigation of thermal behavior from the lightweight structure of building in order to mitigate the phenomena of Urban Heat Island. Scope of study will utilize local waste material and prepare the prototype buildings for the experiment. Usually, building facade will store a lot of heat during day time and release to the ambient that can cause high impact of UHI. The impact will be higher in the city area, as no shrubs or planted trees to reduce the heat or UHI phenomena. More unfriendly buildings could increase the potential of heat thermal to the surrounding environment. So, the study is to propose the eco-friendly material for the minimizing the effect of heat storage and thus, create the “cool” environment. New exploration of the research theme and project, especially for the grant application and research award international and national platform Matching grant from the university to support the research for student scholarship Create the platform to share the knowledge within the networks