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 to showcase MMC Gamuda as this issue’s Cover Story. Their commitment to safety serves as both an inspiration and a goal for us to aim for.
Our Situational Analysis of the Construction Industry article offered some insights on mitigation strategies and immediate reform measures to help the construction industry rebound. We also took a look at how our QLASSIC awareness efforts under the Construction Industry Transformation Programme 2016 (CITP) performed — the results are promising and will continue to improve once the pandemic has been contained.
We included the full experience of a Building Information Modelling (BIM) implementation from an architect’s perspective. Like us, NRY Architects advocates that BIM should be implemented across all project phases to fully reap its benefits.
We asked our panel of industry experts whether the RM528 million award tenders by the Ministry of Works are enough to give our industry the boost it needs during these trying times. Among the opinions voiced was the need to accelerate the growth and recovery of the construction sector to revive the sluggish economy and mitigate the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and remove unnecessary, redundant, or obsolete regulatory hurdles that may impede that growth.
As the vaccine rollout continues on its upward trajectory and we return to some form of normalcy, there is hope for a better tomorrow.
Datuk Ir. Ahmad ‘Asri Abdul Hamid
Chief Executive, CIDB Malaysia
Resource: HEIGHTS (Apr-Jun 2021)