EXPERT OPINIONS (Part 1): Datuk Ar. Ezumi Harzani Ismail

Our panel of experts weighs in on the Minister of Works recent announcement of awarding tenders worth RM528 million to boost the economy. They discuss if this is a step in the right direction, whether more could be done, as well as any other relevant issues. Even before the start of the pandemic, data from […]

MCO AND ITS IMPACT ON THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

— by Datuk Ir. Ahmad ‘Asri Abdul Hamid, Ahmad Farrin Mokhtar and Che Saliza Che Soh The Malaysian construction industry is a key economic engine for the overall economy. It forms a significant component of the Malaysian Gross Domestic Product (GDP), registered an annual growth rate of 7.9% from 2010 to 2016. Presently the construction industry […]

CIDB IBS VENDOR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (VDP)

Benefits for SMEs — by Ir Ts. Zuraihi Abdul Ghani Introduced in 2019, the CIDB IBS’ Vendor Development Programme (VDP) is a joint initiative between CIDB IBS and the Works Ministry to support the growth of the Industrial Building Systems (IBS) industry in Malaysia. It offers small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) a pathway to becoming an […]

Safety First, ALWAYS.

As the pandemic continues to rage on around us, nothing is more important than safety. In times like these, the stellar contractors value safety above all else that comes to mind. Whatever your business goals are, they should never come at the expense of your workers’ health and safety. This is why we are delighted […]

Tips for Working Safely in Construction During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The construction industry, like many others, may be considering additional requirements and steps to help protect workers from SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. This novel coronavirus is currently believed to spread from person to person when an infected person’s respiratory droplets, perhaps from coughing, sneezing or talking, land in others’ eyes, nose or mouth. […]