SHAH ALAM – Construction industry players will be required to use the Building Information Modelling (BIM) system on government projects worth over RM100 million by 2020, the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) said.
Its Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Ahmad Asri Abdul Hamid said the BIM system could optimise the cost of a project in line with the Construction Industry Transformation Programme (CITP).
He said the CITP was formulated by the CIDB with the Works Ministry to help steer the construction industry towards higher productivity and sustainability.
“The BIM system involves the development and management of building design information through the use of three-dimensional (3D) images and smart design information,” he said here today.
He was speaking to reporters after attending a seminar on the BIM and the Malaysian Carbon Reduction and Environmental Sustainability Tool (MyCREST), which was launched by Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof.
Ahmad Asri said among the government projects currently using the BIM system were the National Cancer Institute in Putrajaya and the Selangor Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission building in Shah Alam, which was still under construction.
He said a BIM centre of excellence would be set up in Kuala Lumpur by March next year to enable stakeholders, including architects, consultants and civil engineers to better understand the prototype of a building to be constructed through 3D images.
“We are also working with five universities in Johor, Pahang, Perlis, Sabah and Sarawak on the use the BIM system on government projects,” he said.
In his speech, Fadillah said the government was planning use the BIM system to build public hospitals — one each in Kemaman, Terengganu; Pendang, Kedah; Maran, Pahang; and Pasir Gudang, Johor. – BERNAMA