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CIDB’s ICW 2016 pushes productivity frontiers

CIDB’s ICW 2016 pushes productivity frontiers

Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) launched the sequel of their annual International Construction Week (ICW) in the year 2016 as means of driving productivity of the construction industry.

Topics such as affordable housing issues and the viability of industrialized building solutions (IBS) to counter the current depression effects that the construction sector had on the national economy and given much consideration to its multiplier effect on other industry.

CIDB formulated the Construction Industry Transformation Program (CITP) and was launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to set target milestones and foster best practices in the sector across four categories, namely quality, safety and professionalism; environmental sustainability; productivity, and internationalisation.

ICW2016, alongside with Ecobuild South-east Asia 2016, showcased the inaugural IBS Housing Expo (IHE) which created an opportunity for USG Boral to introduce the latest technology with industry stakeholders that is in line with the Government’s vision of IBS and the 11th Malaysia Plan (RMK-11).

UBM Asia Ltd organised the event and held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) from Apr 11 to Apr 15 with the theme Driving Productivity in Construction. Among other highlights, segments were conducted such as CIDB-IEM (Institution of Engineers Malaysia) Construction Career Fair 2016 alongside with Building Information Modelling (BIM) Day 2016 and the 7th Malaysia Construction Summit.

USG Boral’s technologically advanced and sophisticated solution- drywall (internal/external), as was as ceiling and flooring system allowed the industry’s key stakeholders to adopt IBS efficiently and effectively.

With IBS, dependencies on-site workers are reduced exponentially while accelerating construction times. Diminishing damages and wastages as well as the overall cost of construction; which is a revolution in the construction industry.

IBS, the update of technologies as a key success factor in the national drive towards affordable home with the government recently setting a target of 1million units by 2018. Of these more than 183,000 have been delivered with about 214,000 in construction and 309,000 in the planning stage.

- Scan from FocusM, Issues 179