PETALING JAYA: Property developer S P Setia Bhd has achieved a record-breaking industrialised building system (IBS) score of 93.95 by the Construction Industry Development Board for more than 25,000 homes built to date.
Besides mid-rise apartments, S P Setia president and chief executive officer Datuk Khor Chap Jen said the company has also used IBS in constructing prominent buildings, including Setia City Mall in Setia Alam, the ACC & Specialist Centre at Hospital Kuala Lumpur, AIMST University in Sungai Petani, as well as affordable and medium-cost apartments in Setia Alam and Setia EcoHill.
“This recognition is definitely a big motivating factor for us to further incorporate IBS method in our future construction projects. We are currently looking to use this method for the constructions of our upcoming landed linked-houses, and had also started to incorporate prefabricated bath unit) in some of our recent projects.
“The usage of IBS method has helped us tremendously in increasing the efficiency of our construction works and assembly processes as well as improved quality and timeliness in project completion and handover, ” he said in a statement yesterday.
Khor said S P Setia has recorded as little as 4% wastage of steel as compared to about 8% to 10% with conventional construction methods.
“We also recorded a mere 1% wastage of concrete as compared to 5% to 6% wastage, if we were to use conventional construction methods.
“With a higher degree of prefabrication being carried out off-site, IBS has been proven to increase speed, improve quality, reduce noise level at site and improve construction reliability by bringing site safety and housekeeping to a new level, and I believe that in the long run, IBS will be the preferred method for many developers in the country, ” he said.
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