An International refereed Journal published since 2005 (Currently indexed by SCOPUS)

Journal of Design and Built Environment (JDBE) is a SCOPUS-indexed and open access publication by the Faculty of Built Environment, University of Malaya. JDBE publishes original papers and review articles resulting from research in architecture, building engineering, quantity surveys, real estate management and all disciplines related to the built environment.

Journal of Design and Built Environment covers the following topics (but are not limited to):

  • Urban Design: Development and Management
  • Sustainable buildings, design, construction and materials
  • Construction management and technology
  • Building design, performance and operation
  • Sustainable Construction and Artificial Landscape
  • Building Services and Maintenance
  • Energy and building
  • Heritage Conservation
  • System safety and reliability
  • Indoor environmental quality
  • Facilities management
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • Human interaction with the built environment
  • Life cycle assessment
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Best Reviewer Award


The editorial board of Journal of Design and Built Environment (JDBE) acknowledges the invaluable contributions from all reviewers. Peer review is an important stage in the publication process that evaluates the quality and suitability of a scientific publication. To extend the gratitude to the reviewers, the Best Reviewer Award is a recognition given to those outstanding reviewers as listed.

2023 Best Reviewer Award

- Dr. FX Teddy Badai Samodra, Department of Architecture, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Surabaya, Indonesia

- Dr. Yap Soon Poh, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaya.

- Dr. Iziq Eafifi Bin Ismail, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)

Vol. 23 No. 3 (2023)

Published: 2023-12-26

Neglected Aspects and Maladaptation to Rules in Low-Cost Housing, Malaysia: Social Practices of Commoning

Cheong Peng Au-Yong, Hong Kok Wang, Gabriel Hoh Teck Ling, Kian Aun Law, Bawa Chafe Abdullahi, Wan Nor Azriyati Wan Abd Aziz


Materials and Processes of Eco-concrete Mixtures for Artificial Marine Habitats

Amanda Kar Mun Chong, Mohd Alif Ikrami Mutti, Chee Ban Cheah, Jean Chai Yee, Su Yin Chee


Framework to Manage the Impacts on the Contractor’s Budget for Construction Projects Due to the Economic Crisis in Sri Lanka

Buddhima Lasandi Langappuli, Ilangakoon Wijayawardhana Mudiyanselage Ashinsana Devindi Ilangakoon, Pahalage Alias Pallage Vijitha Dharma Sri Disaratna, Balasooriya Arachchige Kanchana Shiromi Perera


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