The Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) has been encouraging private construction projects to adopt Industrialised Building System (IBS). The Prime Minister has announced in 2016 that in the near future, will be mandatory for government projects of RM10 million and above, and private sector ventures of RM50 million and above to hit an IBS score of 70. Despite a ‘purported initial heavier investment’, in the longer term and with economies of scale, it is believed that IBS will result in less wastage of materials, environmental sustainability, reduce dependence on unskilled workers in the country. Hear from industry experts, what are some of the key challenges that we need to overcome in promoting the adoption of IBS in Malaysia? What technologies are large scale players in the industry developing? How can medium and smaller sized players be part of the IBS landscape in Malaysia? Role players and participants in this event include those from Government (CIDB, MIDA) various associations, contractors and construction companies, property developers, architects and many others in the supply chain. Join us in this exclusive event.
For more detail, please go to http://rehdainstitute.com/event/ibs-2017/
Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) with is new established Sustainable Construction Excellence Centre (MAMPAN) along with Centre for Advanced Construction Technology and Innovation (CACTI) and Construction Research Institute of Malaysia (CREAM) in collaboration with Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) are calling all students to take part in NECO2017.
For more information, please go to www.neco.my.
Construction Research Institute of Malaysia (CREAM) was established in 2004 by Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) to serve as a corporate vehicle for carrying out CIDB's research function. CREAM is globally recognized as a Research Institute that drives quality, innovation, technology and skills towards achieving sustainability in the construction industry. To fulfill the core function of CREAM as a research institute, Makmal Kerja Malaysia (MKRM), a full-scale structural engineering laboratory equipped with a state-of-the-art infrastructure and testing facilities was established in 2010.
After 12 years of being established as the main research institute for the construction industry in Malaysia, we decided to update our logo to better reflect our corporate identity.
The principle of Golden Ratio has been postulated by the Greek mathematician Euclid, and has been widely used by artist such as Leonardo Da Vinci, Salvador Dali & Mondrian in their work and by the Greek architects who build the Pantheon as well as modern architects such as Le Corbusier, for the reason that the GoldenRationis considered as the proportion that is most aesthetically pleasing.
Another principle used in logo redesign is the use rhombus and triangle to represent porgression. The progress can be seen from the Vertical progression from left to right. The negative space created the silhouette of a pitch roof, the basic symbolism of construction & building.
A delegation of engineers and researchers from Malaysia have visited the UK to learn more about sustainable construction in the civil engineering sector.
The delegation from the Sustainable Construction Excellence Centre (MAMPAN), a division of the Construction Research Institute of Malaysia (CREAM), visited on Thursday 30 March and Friday 31 March 2017 to find out how CEEQUAL is being used to benefit infrastructure projects in the UK.
MAMPAN has been established by the Malaysian Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) to spearhead the sustainability agenda within the Malaysian construction industry. The centre is promoting and developing sustainable construction practices within industry and aiming to create value for the nation by:
The centre is a key initiative of the Construction Industry Transformation Programme 2016-2020.
MAMPAN is aiming to develop and promote the use of sustainable infrastructure ratings in Malaysia to support the country as it continues to develop an efficient and sustainable economy.
The visitors included CREAM Executive Director, Ir Dr Zuhairi bin Abd Hamid, and engineers from two of the country’s major highway projects: the West Coast Expressway and the Duta-Ulu Kelang Expressway (DUKE).
After meeting at the BRE Group headquarters in Watford the visitors were shown three major infrastructure projects that are successfully using CEEQUAL to improve and demonstrate their sustainability performance:
At London Bridge Station Jody Neiman (Environment Manager) described the challenges and achievements in transforming of one of the oldest and busiest stations in London while keeping it open to passengers. The project is currently completing a CEEQUAL Whole Team Award following its CEEQUAL Excellent (96.9%) Interim Client and Design Award in 2012.
The next day, the group went underground to see the intricate tunnelling that is being completed for the Bakerloo Line Link, a complex project to provide a pedestrian tunnel between the existing Bakerloo Line tube station and the new Crossrail station at Paddington that is being completed by a Costain-Skanska Joint Venture (CSJV). The team heard from the Environment Manager, Conor McCone, and Design Manager, Bryan Washer, about some of the project’s successes, including having received no environmental complaints to date despite its sensitive central London location.
The trip finished with a tour and presentation from Mike de Silva (Sustainability Manager, Crossrail) and Suzanne Webster (Environment Manager, Crossrail) who explained how CEEQUAL is being used to drive and demonstrate performance on Crossrail – Europe’s largest construction project. The group had the opportunity as part of this to see the award winning Paddington Integrated Project, which achieved a CEEQUAL Excellent (81.7%) Whole Project Award in 2013.
Back row: Ian Nicholson (Technical Director, CEEQUAL), Mark Barrett (CEEQUAL Verifier), Richard Hardy (Director, BRE Group), Chris Broadbent (Managing Director, CEEQUAL), Ir Dr Zuhairi bin Abd Hamid (Executive Director, CREAM), Hj Abdul Razak Hamid Husin (General Manger, Legal Department, CIDB Malaysia), Zuraihi bin Abd Ghani (Senior Manager, Sustainable Construction Department, CIDB Malaysia), Dr Farid Ezanee bin Mohamed Ghazali (University of Science, Malaysia), Timothy Pang Tze Chin (Project Engineer, Ekovest Berhad);
Front row: Ramesh A/L V. Subramaniam (IJM Construction Sdn Bhd), Emasria binti Ismail (Head of Business Development Unit, MAMPAN), Dr Mohd Rosli bin Mohd Hasan (University of Science, Malaysia), Ir Chua Soo Kok (Project Director – DUKE, Ekovest Berhad), Norzaidi bin Nordin (Researcher, MAMPAN).
Source : CEEQUAL
PETALING JAYA: The Construction Industry Development Board’s (CIDB) has established the Sustainable Construction Excellence Centre (MAMPAN) which will drive sustainable construction in Malaysia through an operating model consisting of development, promotion and implementation of innovative initiatives.