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Being driven by the Ministry of Works (MoW) through the Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia (CIDB), a strategic plan named Construction Industry Transformation Programme (CITP) is formulated.
A programme called IBS Manufacturer & Product Assessment & Certification (IMPACT) is introduced to carry out CITP’s objectives providing Verification, Validation, Testing and Certification of products and components related to IBS in accordance with CIDB standards. Therefore, Construction Research Institute of Malaysia (CREAM) as an institution certified by CIDB carry out assessment and appraisal of innovations of products and technology related to construction and to publish its finding in the form of Technical Opinion (TO).
The objectives include to transform the construction industry to be highly productive, environmentally sustainable, with globally competitive players while focused on safety and quality standards.
Selection of innovative products or new technologies to be evaluated would be based upon products that do not have reference to Malaysian Standard (MS) or Foreign Standards. In a way, TO approve that third-party independent testing or assessment has been carried out on the product in question.