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Govt Weighs Comprehensive Use Of BIM Method In Construction Of Hospitals

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KUALA LUMPUR: The government is weighing the comprehensive use of the Building Information Modeling (BIM) method for the building of four new hospitals, says Deputy Works Minister, Datuk Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin.

He said the use of the BIM is also important in respect of enhancing efficiency in implementing construction projects in Malaysia and has the potential of contributing towards the effectiveness of core strategies.

“By using the BIM, it will also reduce wastage in terms of expenditure, while the construction period can be reduced to a minimum,” he added.

Rosnah said this in her keynote address at the BIM Day 2016, organised by the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) Malaysia, here Monday.

Rosnah said this in her keynote address at the BIM Day 2016, organised by the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) Malaysia, here Monday.

She said complex construction projects such as hospitals entailed detailed planning and a high cost.

“By inducting the BIM, it will be easier for the Malaysian construction industry, and more cost effective with a higher impact, while contributing to an improvement in the well-being of the people.

“The use of the BIM method is also in line with a key strategic thrust of the 11th Malaysia Plan, namely to Drive Technological Enhancement and Modernise Building Methods,” she added.

Among the major government projects that have successfully used the BIM is the National Cancer Institute in Putrajaya and the administration building of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission in Shah Alam.

Rosnah said other than this, the use of the BIM will also enable the government to continue with its affordable homes initiative to benefit the people.

“The government is optimistic that the BIM method has the potential to be the catalyst for this initiative,” she added.

Meanwhile, the four new hospitals mentioned will be built in Kemaman (Terengganu), Pasir Gudang (Johor), Maran (Pahang) and Pendang (Kedah).

–BERNAMA

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