All 20 local authorities with city status in Malaysia will be using the Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology in their initial project submission stage by 2021, said Ministry of Work Secretary General, Datuk Dr Syed Omar Sharifuddin Syed Ikhsan.
Through its agency, the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB), he said the government is targeting to run four pilot projects this year, with the collaboration of four authorities on the BIM eSubmission — a Uniform Building By-Laws auto-checker for building plans.
The authorities are the Putrajaya Corporation, Petaling Jaya City Council, Melaka Historical City Council and the Kangar Municipal Council.
“In the face of fierce competition brought about by market liberation, as well as disruptive building technologies already being deployed in the market, the Malaysian construction industry cannot afford to sit back and allow the tides of time to pass us by.
“The time is now for the industry to pay greater attention to advanced technologies such as BIM, because its adoption is a key changer to ensure the construction industry maintains its competitiveness on the local and international fronts,” he added, before opening the BIM Day 2019 here today.
MediaTitle: Borneo Post (KK)
Date: 21 Mar 2019