Sr Dr Nurshuhada Zainon is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Quantity Surveying. She holds the Bachelor of Quantity Surveying from UM in 2005 and was awarded the prestigious Anugerah Pelajaran Diraja. She earned her MSc in Construction Economics and Management from The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction, University College London in 2009 and her Doctoral in Construction IT Management from UM in 2013.
Her career began with CIDB E-Construct Pvt Ltd (a subsidiary of the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB), Malaysia) as a Junior Analyst and later as an IT Project Manager. Her involvement in developing the National e-Tendering Initiative (NeTI), which was an emerging discipline, sparked her research interest in digital construction transformation. Since joining UM in 2013, she has pursued her digital construction research, focusing on utilising Building Information Modelling (BIM) to achieve sustainable construction design and economy. In 2019, she was awarded the Young Excellent Researcher Award (Humanity and Social Science) by the university. Her community engagement project, #MsiaEndsDengue won UM Best Community Engagement Project 2015. She was also the coordinator for the national-level DIY Made Simple Competition 2017-2020, one of UM's flagship community-based projects. She was one of the advisors for UMCares (2018-2019) and a reviewer for multiple international journals and conference proceedings. She had spearheaded several BIM research and development MOUs between UM and industry key players such as CIDB and Jabatan Kerja Raya (JKR) Malaysia and international university partners such as Manchester Metropolitan University. She is also actively involved with the Board of Quantity Surveyors of Malaysia (BQSM) and the Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM) as an organising committee for various conferences. In addition, she contributes her expertise through consultation with industry partners and industry-based workshops for BIM-related development in Malaysia.
Sr Dr Nurshuhada is a Professional Quantity Surveyor of BQSM, a RISM member, and a Student Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), UK. She is always a passionate academician in producing the best out of her students and for the progress of UM, the Faculty of Built Environment, particularly the Department of Quantity Surveying.