QLASSIC 2017 Award Winner Perumahan Kinrara Berhad for Bandar Kinrara Phase 8A5B project
KUALA LUMPUR: The Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) Malaysia on Monday (21 August, 2017) celebrated the achievements of 43 developers and contractors who gained more than 80% score based on the Quality Assessment System in Construction (QLASSIC).
The awards were presented during QLASSIC Day, an annual event to promote the use of the quality assessment system.
The recognition of the high-achieving construction industry players is also part of CIDB’s efforts to transform the local construction sector by encouraging industry players to enhance the workmanship quality in construction.
In its fourth year now, the QLASSIC Day 2017 was officiated by Works Minister Dato’ Sri Fadillah Yusof. Also present at the event was Chief Executive of CIDB Malaysia Dato’ Ir. Ahmad ‘Asri Abdul Hamid.
Speaking at the event, Fadillah said: “It is imperative for the construction industry to place great importance on quality standards. The industry, both private or public sectors, must view quality as a prerequisite for industry players to operate and develop.
“The year-on-year increase in QLASSIC adoption by the industry is indeed a positive indication of the emphasis placed by the industry in providing workmanship quality of the highest standards.”
Since its introduction by CIDB in 2007, adoption of QLASSIC by industry players has increased on a consistent basis.
Latest figures for 2016 show that QLASSIC adoption rates have increased based on the number of projects assessed which stands at 311 in 2016, as compared to 270 projects in 2015, and 272 projects in 2014. Currently, the overall total number of projects assessed with QLASSIC is 1,515.
“This year, we are encouraged with the increase in the number of projects that have achieved a score of 80% and above. With the current QLASSIC growth trend that we are on, we are confident that we will be able to achieve the quality and safety aspirations as outlined in the Construction Industry Transformation Programme (CITP) 2016-2020),” said Ahmad ‘Asri.
The big winner for the day was Perumahan Kinrara Berhad, a member of I&P Group. They achieved the current highest QLASSIC score of 85% for their private residential project Bandar Kinrara Phase 8A5B.The contractor recognized for building this project is Vilabina Utara (M) Sdn Bhd, while the architect firm is BEP Arkitek Sdn Bhd.
A forum was also held as part of the QLASSIC Day celebration to discuss end user-centric views towards quality in construction, including challenges faced and initiatives taken.
Panel members of the ‘Improving Customer Satisfaction with QLASSIC’ forum included Senior General Manager of CIDB Malaysia Technology Sector Datuk Ir. Elias Ismail; Senior Federal Counsel and Head of Legal & Claims Division, Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government (KPKT)Roshan Kshatriya; Secretary General of National House Buyers Association Chang Kim Loong; and Chief Transformation Officer of Sime Darby Property Berhad Dato’ Wan Hashimi Albakri.
The panel discussion was moderated by Dato’ Ir. Laxana Naidu, Technical Committee Chairman of Master Builders Association Malaysia (MBAM).
At the event, the minister also launched the ‘Quality Guidebook for Homeowners’, which is an information kit on QLASSIC and how to assess the quality of one’s home using QLASSIC methods.
QLASSIC is a system and method to assess and evaluate the quality of workmanship of building projects based on the Construction Industry Standard (CIS 7), and was established as a means to objectively compare the quality of workmanship between construction projects through a scoring system.
For more information, please visit www.cidb.gov.my
(August 21, 2017)