CIDB to hold seminar on building system


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  • Friday, 07 Jan 2005

THE Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) is inviting industry players to attend the seminar it is organising on industrialised building systems (IBS) in Kuala Lumpur on Jan 18 and 19. 

The Innovation in Construction through IBS – Malaysia and UK Perspectives seminar is jointly organised by the United Kingdom Trade and Investment.  

CIDB chief executive officer Datuk Hamzah Hasan encouraged industry players to attend “to share knowledge and experience in all areas of IBS technology” and said the joint seminar was part of the IBS road map for the industry in the next five years. 

The IBS is a widely used construction technique in developed countries, where building components are factory-made, on or off site, and assembled into a structure with minimal additional site works. 

The calculation of IBS content is based on the “Manual for IBS Content Scoring System” (IBS Score) that has been developed by CIDB with input from the industry.  

Hamzah also said CIDB's initiative of exempting all housing projects with at least 50% IBS content from its construction levy beginning this year was in line with the Government's policy of modernising the Malaysian construction industry, which was over dependent on foreign labour. 

“This IBS related reduction in the construction levy is part of our IBS Road Map for the construction industry in the next five years. 

“It is to modernise our building techniques and reduce if not eliminate, the associated problems we currently have in quality of works, delays, wastage, and the threat of social problems arising from illegal migrant workers,” he added. 

For details on the seminar, contact CIDB at 03-2617 0200/fax: 03-4045 1808 or e-mail rofizlan@cidb.gov.my. 

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