CIDB adds new MyCESMM partners, certifies master trainers

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 60 MyCESMM trainers from various technical agencies have been certified by Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) Malaysia to date. At the same time, 845 officers from all collaborating partners have also been trained to use MyCESMM.

This was revealed by CIDB chairman Tan Sri Dr Ir Ahmad Tajuddin Ali at CIDB’s annual ‘Fast Forward with MyCESMM’ seminar today.

Adding to this tally, 29 people were today issued certificates to train the trainers.

Introduced by CIDB in 2011, the Malaysian Civil Engineering Standard Method of Measurement – or MyCESMM – eliminates discrepancies and ambiguities in the Bill of Quantities.

It contains standardised method of measurements covering categories such as works, descriptions, specifications, units of measurement, billings, arrangements as well as quantities and rates.

MyCESMM also minimises the likelihood of claims and uncertainties through a standardised description of work items. Additionally, the use of MyCESMM facilitates easier management of contracts whereby planned projects can be carried out efficiently as a uniform standard.

“Adopting MyCESMM is an important measure to develop Malaysia’s construction industry to be on par with our overseas counterparts. This is in line with the Internationalisation strategic thrust of the Construction Industry Transformation Programme (CITP) that seeks to internationalise Malaysia’s construction standards by 2020.

“Ultimately, our goal is to transform the Malaysian construction industry to become one that is modern, highly productive and sustainable,” said Ahmad Tajuddin in his speech.

“MyCESSM is one of the basic documents, the foundation on which we are going to build good projects efficiently with good quality output in the end,” he added.

Today’s event also saw the signing of memorandum of understanding (MoU) between CIDB and the Rural and Regional Development Ministry (KKLW); Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL); and the Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association Malaysia (Rehda) to promote the use of MyCESMM in the preparation of Bills of Quantities for civil engineering projects.

As part of the MoU, the three new signatories will commit to use MyCESMM in selected civil engineering projects, and work towards adopting the standard in the preparation of Bill of Quantities in all civil engineering projects nationwide. For its part, CIDB will support the initiatives by promoting MyCESMM to the partners via training programmes in addition to forming a technical committee and secretariat to monitor its implementation.

CIDB now has 22 collaborating partners who use MyCESMM for their projects, including the Public Works Department (JKR), Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), Gamuda Berhad and PLUS Malaysia Berhad.

Works Minister Dato’ Sri Fadillah Yusof meanwhile urged more construction stakeholders to embrace the use of MyCESMM for their construction projects. He said that his ministry and its agencies were ready to facilitate the implementation of a standardised civil engineering measurement for Malaysia.

“The use of a standardised method of measurement, through MyCESMM, is an important step towards the internationalisation of Malaysia’s construction practices. It will certainly enhance the level of professionalism in the industry. This is because MyCESMM facilitates a better understanding of the nature of work to be carried out and thus reduces potential claims and disputes during the construction stage,” said Fadillah.

“The strategic partnerships forged today between the industry players are a strong indication of the public and private sectors’ commitment toward adopting MyCESMM in their civil engineering projects. This public-private partnership is in line with the government’s National Blue Ocean Strategy, which seeks to unlock boundaries between the public and private sectors to bring multiplied benefits to the rakyat,” he added in his speech which was read by Deputy Works Minister Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin.

The annual seminar is part of CIDB’s initiatives to promote awareness towards the measurement method amongst local construction industry players. This is on top of the roadshows, trainings and courses held by CIDB throughout the country.

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[December 12, 2017]


Read also the Press Release here.

Read also the Speeches here.