As the world is still recovering from the withered economy due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Russia-Ukraine armed conflict probed further challenges for stakeholders of industries, including the construction industry. Heeding to the distressed call, the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) arrayed various existing and recent initiatives to the industry stakeholders, including the well-established list of Industrialised Building System (IBS) training.
These training are conducted by the trained and seasoned technical representatives of CIDB, aimed at improving IBS proficiency among the industry stakeholders. Special emphasis is given to IBS-related training due to its excellent track record in improving productivity and overall project management efficiency, particularly as witnessed in recent domestic projects.
Rapid increase in the rate of adoption of IBS in both public and private projects in the country can be seen as a testament of success in the initiatives and measures conducted under the Construction Industry Transformation Program (CITP 2016-2020).
This rapid increase however, pose a concerning issue whereby it challenges the readiness of the industry stakeholders in accommodating sufficient expertise and trained manpower to sustain a continuous progress in adopting IBS.
With such problem statement in hand, CIDB has over the years structured multi-tiered programme designed precisely to cater to the needs of all stakeholders, from manufacturers to installers of IBS-based components.
A glance into the current domestic jobs market (2021-2022) indicates steady demand of employees with technical skills in IBS and Building Information Modelling System (BIM), paired with other skills such as stakeholder management, time management and vendor negotiation. Proficiencies in interpersonal communication and project presentation would also be considered highly in assessing employment candidacy.
Ever since 2017, CIDB through its subsidiary, CIDB IBS Sdn Bhd (CIDB IBS) shoulder the responsibility in training and certifying the industry players in order to preserve sustainable growth of the IBS-based industry in the country. It is fervently hoped that the supply for trained and certified manufacturers, contractors and installers is adequately accommodating to the demand of the industry.
With the national construction industry being one of the central industry to the Twelfth Malaysia Plan (2021-2025), all parties must cultivate greater attention in all aspects of the industry, particularly in the work and product quality, qualifications and competencies of worker, contractor and manufacturers within the industry.
With the COVID-19 pandemic looming around the industry, timely adoption of IBS technology and its components by the industry stakeholders is necessary for business continuity. Stay ahead with our IBS Proficiency programme at http://ibsportal.cidb.gov.my and at https://cidbibs.com.my/.
Probe enquiries to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or +603 9224 2280/2920.
If meeting in person is favorable to you, visit us at our IBS Centre located at Lot 8, Jalan Chan Sow Lin, 55200, Kuala Lumpur.