With the Malaysian construction industry set to grow by a bullish RM92bil in 2012 from RM85bil this year, the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) says it has put in place several initiatives to boost efficiency and productivity and enhance professionalism in the building sector.
These include launching new and updated manuals and publications which will dramatically alter some of the ways construction business is conducted in this country, CIDB said in a statement.
These publications will highlight a number of best practices guaranteed to add value to the entire construction industry value chain, it added.
Under the operations and maintenance value chain, CIDB will launch the Asset and Facility Management (AFM) implementation manual to guide asset owners in managing their assets for enhanced value.
The key perspectives of AFM have also been documented to enhance awareness and understanding of the practices.
Under the construction value chain, CIDB will launch the Partnering Implementation Guidelines to facilitate the adoption of partnering strategies in construction projects.
As partnering is a new concept in Malaysia, a first-ever publication documenting key perspectives on partnering for the construction industry will also be launched