Minister of Works Baru Bian (centre) holds up the ‘Standard Industri Pembinaan’ book at the launch of the IMPACT, an assessment and certification programme for IBS products. Also seen are CIDB chairman Tan Sri Dr Ir Ahmad Tajuddin Ali (left), CIDB chief secretary Datuk Dr Syed Omar Shirafuddin Syed Ikhsan (second left), chief executive Datuk Ahmad Asri Abdul Hamid (second right) and senior general manager of Technology Development Sector Datuk Ir Elias Ismail. — Bernama photo

KUALA LUMPUR: The Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) targets to increase the Industrialised Building System (IBS) content in private sector building projects to 50 per cent by 2020 from the current 35 per cent.

Chief executive Datuk Ir Ahmad Asri Abdul Hamid said private sector construction players have begun using IBS in projects in the Klang Valley.

“In and around Kuala Lumpur alone, nearly all high-rise projects are using IBS, as developers know that using conventional methods is not viable.

“Most construction projects are already using IBS, in fact for high-rise projects in and around Kuala Lumpur 90 per cent are using it,” he told reporters after the launch of IBS Manufacturer and Product Assessment and Certification (IMPACT), an assessment and certification programme for IBS products, here yesterday.

Also in attendance was Works Minister Baru Bian.

Under IBS, pre-cast components are manufactured in a controlled environment before being shipped to building sites for installation.

It is seen as a way to help reduce the country’s dependence on foreign labour besides reducing the construction duration and costs of materials. — Bernama


CIDB targets 50 pct IBS usage in private sector by 2020. (2019, January 17). Retrieved from http://www.theborneopost.com/2019/01/18/cidb-targets-50-pct-ibs-usage-in-private-sector-by-2020/