Monday, 11 April 2011

Opportunities galore await builders at IBS expo

KUALA LUMPUR: Numerous opportunities await participants at the Malaysia Industrialised Building System (IBS) International Exhibition which begins tomorrow.

They range from the latest research and development findings, business opportunities for all builders, and the latest information technology (IT) products.

Organised by the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB), the three-day event will be held at the CIDB Convention Centre in Jalan Cheras, Kuala Lumpur.

Elias Ismail, CIDB senior general manager technology and innovation development sector, said IBS has the potential to promote sustainable development and green construction.

"This may be achieved from a controlled production environment, minimisation of construction waste, extensive usage of energy-efficient building material, a safer and more stable work environment and possibly better investment for long-term project economy," he told Business Times.

There are now six Bumiputera IBS component manufacturers in Malaysia and the Works Ministry is working closely with Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) to develop a huge number of Bumiputera manufactures producing IBS components.

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