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EDITORIAL

In this issue, apart from covering the broad surveying profession from building management to
       environment assessment, we also have the honour of interviewing our newly appointed RISM
       57th Session President, YBhg. Dato’ Sr Lau Wai Seang. YBhg. Dato’ received her Chain of Office
       from His Royal Highness Sultan of Selangor at the 56th Annual Dinner on 20th May 2017.

       This issue also features three peer review articles from our academics.
    The building management paper from University of Malaya talks about the issues and critical
aspects of the inclusive environmental quality for the well-being building occupants. Indoor
environmental quality (IEQ) consequently affects health, productivity, and well-being of building
occupants as most of them spend their time in indoor space. A number of critical aspects of IEQ
which give direct impact to building occupants such as indoor air quality, thermal comfort, lighting,
and noise were shown to have a significant impact on occupants’ health that need to be taken
into account for the improvement of IEQ for the well-being of building occupants. The review will
assist stakeholders such as building designer, architect, or engineer to provide a stimulating and
comfortable atmosphere, and also minimize the health risk of building occupants.

From building management, we move to understanding the idea of lifestyle housing from Malaysian
developers’ perspective. Lifestyle housing entails linking lifestyle variables such as age, family
type, family size, education, etc. with housing preferences of house buyers. A group of researchers
from Universiti Malaya addresses the lack of Malaysian study on how the local developers framed
and interpreted purchasers’ lifestyles by drawing on a content analysis of marketing webpages of
selected lifestyle housing schemes located in the Klang Valley. We hope that developers’ products
fulfilled the lifestyle expectations of house buyers, by offering more holistic lifestyle housing
products.

The third peer review article discusses the responses of construction firms on the health and
safety of the workers on site in dealing with the haze in Singapore. Haze phenomenon has
become increasingly severe over the last few years, construction firms have been stepping up
their efforts to better deal with the haze. Both the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
and large construction firms should have the awareness and comply with the safety guidelines
recommended by the relevant regulatory bodies

In the news section, four events are reported, i.e. Mini library project at Hospital Wanita dan Kanak-
kanak, RISM bowling competition, Senior members’ talk and YAA report. The mini library project
was successfully organised by RISM led by the President, Dato’ Sr k Sri Kandan at Paediatric
Ward Hospital Wanita dan Kanak-kanak, Likas, Sabah. The event
was held on 26 April 2017. On 4th March, 18th March and 8th April
2017, we had successfully organized the Piala Dato’ Sr Sri Kandan
bowling competition, which took place at Wangsa UBowl, One Utama,
Petaling Jaya. A total of 28 teams from various division participated
in the competition. This event helps to develop teamwork and team
chemistry among the members while taking away the pressure to
have high scores.

Finally, we also have the report on the National competition of Young    Assoc. Prof. Sr Dr.
Achievers’ Award (YAA) 2017 which was held on 14-16th April 2017 in    Zulkiflee Abd. Latif
Johor Bahru, Johor where 12 schools participated. A visit to Forest
City Country Garden, Gelang Patah was also conducted to expose                        FRISM
students the role of surveying professionals in the development.
The champion of the competition was SMK Sultan Ismail received                                  Editorial
RM3,000.00 in cash, individual trophies, certificates, Champion
Trophy and the YAA Challenge Trophy.                                              (Session 2017/2018)
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