Welcome to the Special Issue of the Malaysian Construction Research Journal (MCRJ) in conjunction with the 4th International Conference on Research Methodology in Built Environment and Engineering (ICRMBEE 2019). This conference was organised by Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) with co-host by Environmental Development and Sustainability (EDS), Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. The conference was held on 24 -25th April 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. This biannual event aims to be a premier platform for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends and challenges encountered as well as solutions adopted. The central theme of the conference ‘Synergising the Impacts of Globalization on the Built Environment and Engineering Research’ is intended to spur new ideas for a technologically advanced sustainable construction industry.
This Special Issue of Malaysian Construction Research Journal (MCRJ) presents extended articles which have been chosen from among the selected papers in ICRMBEE2019. A total of 20 papers from various backgrounds in the built environment and engineering discipline which the main focus is on the aspect of research methodology.
Accepted papers covered eight categories under built environment and engineering includes sustainable construction and built environment, project management, property management, facilities management, procurement and contract, architecture, quantity surveying and park and amenities management. Each paper that was presented and published in this conference had undergone a rigorous review process by independent expert reviewers who are knowledgeable in the pertinent subject area.
The theme ‘Synergising the Impacts of Globalization on the Built Environment and Engineering Research’ creates an opportunity for interaction and exchange of ideas in technological advances and building bridges among researchers across universities, research institutions, government and industry experts.