Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science (LKC FES) Bachelor of Science (Hons) Quantity Surveying student Lee Ke Bin beamed with joy when he swept three awards at the 12th Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM) International Surveying Conference (ISCU) for Undergraduates Year 2020. Lee walked away with Silver Award Best Paper, Innovative Paper Award and Potential Research Paper Award in Quantity Surveying (QS) division. His award-winning paper for all three awards was titled “Examine the Readiness of Malaysian Construction Industry in Embracing Digital Transformation.”
The event was organised by the Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM) and hosted by Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) with the theme ‘Young Surveyors: Revolutionary, Resilient, Robust and Ready’. Due to the rising cases of COVID-19 in Malaysia, RISM and USM changed the format of the 12th RISM ISCU 2020 to online paper submission. It was vetted by the vetting panels amongst academicians as well as practitioners.
The 12th RISM ISCU 2020 saw the submission of 61 papers from different universities. The universities include Universiti Sains Malaysia, Universiti Malaya, Universiti Teknologi MARA Shah Alam, Universiti Teknologi MARA Seri Iskandar, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Heriot-Watt University Malaysia, University of Reading Malaysia, Taylor’s University, INTI International University, University College of Technology Sarawak and UTAR.
Lee expressed his gratitude to his final year project supervisor Dr Chia Fah Choy for providing guidance in participating in the competition. Lee also advised, “Don’t be afraid to participate in any competitions, you will be able to learn new things and develop new skills.”
Three awards won by Lee