• 03 – 4040 0040

  • Construction Research Institute of Malaysia (CREAM)
    Level 29, Sunway Putra Tower, No 100, Jalan Putra, 50350 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

It gives us immense pleasure to announce that Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) in collaboration with the Malaysia Green Building Confederation (MalaysiaGBC) will be organizing an Conference in conjuction with IGEM2018 entitled :

“Towards Net Zero Energy Building”

The details are as follows :

Date : 18th October 2018 (Thursday)

Venue : Plenary Theatre, Level 3, KLCC, Kuala Lumpur

Time : 8.30 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.

*** CCD / GBI / LAM / BEM / BQSM CPD credits are applied***

*** HRDF Claimable***

Further information and registration form can be access at http://www.mgbc.org.my/towards-net-zero-energy-building/


The lack of affordable houses in Malaysia has been an acute problem for a very long time. Although the problem is being realised and projects on developing affordable houses for low-income group are being undertaken recently, the construction industry finds meeting the demand of affordable houses is still far-fetched. This workshop will focus on how to enhance the construction productivity by applying lean thinking principles to the construction environment, assisted by Building Information Modelling (BIM) for a better construction process and technique. The idea of digitizing all construction-related information such as BIM with Industrialised Building System (IBS) and Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) concept, has increased the productivity during installation, delivery and unloading process at construction site. These ideas are believed can keep pace with the ever-growing demand of affordable houses.



  • To identify current practice of lean concept, IBS, BIM and DfMA in housing construction in Malaysia.
  • To determine issues and challenges in implementing lean concept, IBS, BIM and DfMA for housing construction in Malaysia.
  • To provide form of incentives to be introduced to the industry through productivity.


For more info, please download the registration form and guideline here.

CREAM and CIDB organised a workshop on Guidelines for House Manufacturing on the 27-29th of July 2018 at The Everly, Putrajaya. Expertise from the industry came to participate to share their knowledge and experience on Design for Manufacturing and Assembly.

Industrialised Building System (IBS) is the driver that brings the Malaysian construction industry towards modernisation which could contribute to the economy and productivity. This transformation can be achieved through the evolution of IBS process. IBS method has been practiced in Malaysia for quite some time and there are a lot of local IBS producers that have moved towards Prefabricated Prefinished Volumetric Construction (PPVC) manufacturing. This method is faster and more productive compared to conventional construction that uses component method. The construction evolution has been developed into modular and PPVC which are useful in transforming Malaysia construction industry.

Guidelines for House Manufacturing is a collaboration work between CIDB and CREAM that will be developed as a reference for house manufacturing process for developers, manufacturers, consultants, contractors and other industry players. It is a comprehensive source of information that can be used by the industry players and can act as a catalyst for quality and productivity in the construction industry. On 27th to 29th of July 2018, CIDB together with CREAM organised a workshop on Developing the Guidelines for House Manufacturing in The Everly, Putrajaya. The main objective of the workshop was to gather expertise from the industry – developer, manufacturer, contractor, consultant, MEP, architect – to gain their knowledge and experience on Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DfMA) as well as to get their input on using the DfMA concept in house manufacturing.

Congratulations Construction Research Institute of Malaysia (CREAM), Sime Darby Property and G&A Architect for Silver Award in The Innovation Technology Expo 2018 (InTEX18) for Divergent Dwelling Design (D3) - An Advanced Sustainable & Affordable Housing Design System for Tropical Country.


The Expo is organised by Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) and officiated by YBhg. Datin Paduka Ir. Dr. Siti Hamisah Binti Tapsir, Director General of Higher Education, Ministry of Education Malaysia.

We are hoping that through this award, it will promote humanising aspect in affordable housing sector in Malaysia.



Water Efficiency (WE) generally underscores three main areas i.e minimise usage of potable water, reduce wastage and use of alternate source of water. Among these three areas, reduction of portable water has high impact on carbon reduction. Hence WE is set as one of criteria in MyCREST and stipulated in all the three stages of MyCREST certification.



To provide the participants with some fundamental technical knowledge on WE related to MyCREST. The syllabus comprises of knowledge sharing on related regulatory requirements, fundamental design features in WE,basic principle of water management, alternative water sources understanding the calculation of carbon emission with respect to WE in MyCREST calculator , method of estimation of green cost in MyCREST WE and calculation of ROI for the project.


For more info, please download the registration form and guideline here.


1 sebutharga was opened by CREAM and CIDB to all qualified suppliers on 25 April 2018 and were closed on 8 May 2018. A total of 4 proposals were received and evaluated. Below is the list of price for public display.



The CIDB Act 520 (Amendment 2011) has authorised Lembaga Pembangunan Industri Pembinaan Malaysia (CIDB) to enforce and regulate the construction products as per Section 33C (1), Section 33D (1) and Section 33D (2). All construction materials/products listed in the Fourth Schedule of Act 520 (Amendment 2011) are required to obtain CIDB’s Certificate of Standards Compliance or “Perakuan Pematuhan Standard” (PPS). Ready-Mixed Concrete is already included in the Fourth Schedule.

As stated in the Fourth Schedule, ready-mixed concrete must comply with the Construction Industry Standard 21 (CIS 21) and the Malaysian Standards MS 523: Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3. MS 523: Part 1 is now being replaced by MS EN 206:2016. The scope of CIS 21:2016 is for ready-mixed concrete produced by any ready-mixed concrete plants producing concrete for structural and non-structural use, including those used in casting of precast concrete products.

CREAM Certification Service (CCS) is already providing product certification for ready-mixed concrete. It was started as a pilot scheme during the development and drafting stage of CIS 21. CCS is recognized by CIDB and has successfully issued Product Certificate of Conformity to some successful ready-mixed concrete producers and concrete product pre-casters. With experience gained, CCS intends through this program to explain and highlights the requirements of the standards specified in Fourth Schedule for the better understanding by the ready-mixed concrete producers and concrete product pre-casters.




The main objective of this program are : -

1. Understanding and appreciation of the requirements of CIS 21:2016, MS 523-2:2017, MS 523-3:2017 & MS EN 206:2016.

2. Focussing and fundamental requirements on production control, conformity control and conformity criteria to engineer, regulator, consultant, contractor, and producer.

3. For producer upon completing this program, the participants could proceed to establish the production control system manual, control procedures and to perform conformity control and to maintain them.

For more info, please download the registration form and guideline here.


Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) Malaysia and Construction Research Institute of Malaysia (CREAM) through the sustainable Construction Excellence Centre (MAMPAN) will organize a  name and logo design competition for the sustainable infrastructure rating tool. The competition aims to gain an attractive design for name and logo to be used as the official name and logo of sustainable infrastructure rating tool.

For more info, please download the registration form and guideline here.



CIDB Malaysia and Construction Research Institute of Malaysia (CREAM) through its newly established Sustainable Construction Excellence Centre (MAMPAN) will organize a training session for MyCREST Qualified Professional (QP)




MyCREST stands for Malaysian Carbon Reduction and Environmental Sustainability Tool, a tool that guides every stakeholder involved in the design, construction, operation & maintenance of building by adopting sustainable development practices. It also aims to quantify the actual carbon emission at every stage of the building life cycle. MyCREST aims to guide, assist, quantify and thereby reduce the built environment’s impact in terms of reduced carbon emissions and other environmental impact. It also aims to integrate socioeconomic considerations related to the built environment and urban development.



    • To expose on the general assessment structure of MyCREST
    • To impart the knowledge for correct interpretation of the pre-requisites and requirements stipulated in the MyCREST reference guides
    • To provide guidance in preparing objectively the required submittals
    • To assist in completing the scorecard and using carbon calculator
    • To share good practices in implementing MyCREST


For futher inquiries, please contact our Officer-in-Charge,


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Hotline : 03-4040 0040

For more info, please download the registration form and guideline here.


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