Dr Daniel LOOI is Associate Professor, the immediate past Discipline Leader for the civil engineering programme at Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak campus, Malaysia. Daniel is a chartered professional engineer (structural) of Engineers Australia and a code drafter. He is a working group (WG) member for the Malaysian national code development in EC8-1 (Seismic actions for buildings) and EC1-1-6 (Actions during execution). He is currently chairing the WG for the Malaysian EC2-4: Design of fastenings for use in concrete. He is the nationally elected 2022/2023 and 2023/2024 committee member in the Civil and Structural Technical Division at IEM. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from The University of Malaya and his PhD in structural engineering from The University of Hong Kong (HKU).
Daniel has published research works in seismic engineering, concrete structures, modular buildings, and fastening technologies. He is the recipient of the HKIE Outstanding Paper Award for Young Researcher/Engineer in 2015. In his earlier career, Daniel worked as a structural application engineer in a multinational company, specialised in structural analysis and design computation for buildings and plants.
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External Grant: Ministry of Education Malaysia FRGS/2021
Title of Project: Artificial Intelligence Prediction Model for Smart Module Planning in Modular Construction for temporary COVID-19 Pandemic Quarantine Hospital and permanent Residential Building.
External Grant: Public Works Department Sarawak Malaysia, JKRS/2020
Title of project: Rationalization of the Conformity and Identity Testing under Section D: Concrete Works Part 1 to 4 in JKR’s Standard Specifications for Building Works 2020.
External Grant: HILTI Malaysia/2019
Title of project: State-of-the-art Guide for Post-installed Rebar.
Internal Grant: Swinburne Sarawak Researcher Fund for HDR Supervision/2019
Title of project: A Study of Robustness of Modular Building.
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