Developer lauded for safety measures at construction site


  • Metro News
  • Thursday, 11 Jun 2020

Fadillah (left) being briefed on the various precautionary measures taken against Covid-19 at Gamuda Land’s twentyfive.7’s construction site.

As part of the Works Ministry’s procedure to ensure that all developers are keeping up with the Construction Industry Development Board’s (CIDB) new standard operating procedure (SOP), Gamuda Land’s integrated township twentyfive.7 was selected for a construction site inspection by the ministry.

Present at the inspection was Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof, Works Ministry secretary general Datuk Dr Syed Omar Sharifuddin Syed Ikhsan, CIDB chief executive Datuk Ahmad ‘Asri Abdul Hamid, Gamuda Berhad group executive director Datuk Azmi Mat Nor, Gamuda Engineering managing director Datuk Ubull Din Om and Gamuda Land executive director Datuk Abdul Sahak Safi.

Temperature screening, sanitisation and social distancing practices were in place throughout the event.

“One of our long-espoused brand values is driving innovation, which gave us the foresight to cope with the new norm.

“Since 2017, we have automated our construction with Gamuda IBS so we are able to effectively manage our employees’ safety during this challenging time.

“Instead of foreign workers on site, Gamuda’s digital IBS allows for a built environment off-site with automation, effectively reducing reliance on foreign workers by 70%.

“This reduces the risk to our people’s safety as work is generally confined within our IBS plant with proper social distancing, hygiene and tracking processes,” said Sahak, who also thanked Fadillah for selecting Gamuda Land’s development to be showcased as one of the developments with Covid-19 SOP best practices.

The Amber Residence, a 596-unit serviced apartments in twentyfive.7, is developed with Gamuda’s IBS technology with an IBS score of 81%.

During the inspection, the minister lauded Gamuda Land for stepping up its precautionary workplace actions, exceeding CIDB’s imposed benchmark.

Part of the developer’s proactive measures include the curation of a mobile app with unique QR code to track site workers’ movement digitally and installation of the VirusBuster NanoSpray machine at the construction site entrance using a key ingredient from Health Ministry approved list of disinfecting ingredients.

twentyfive.7 is a 257-acre township located in Kota Kemuning, one of Gamuda Land’s key developments that celebrates vibrant community living distinguished by the Quayside Mall which will open later this year and houses the only MBO cinema within a 10km radius.

It also features the Buzz.ar – a community hangout place besides a central park with lakes, jogging and cycling paths to complement thoughtfully designed homes that are spacious with practical layouts harnessing natural light and ventilation with modern-looking multi-façade design.

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