27th & 28th September 2019
2-Day Course on "Introduction to Malaysian Civil Engineering Standard Method of Measurement (MyCESMM2)


Jointly organised by Sub Committee on Engineering Contracts, under PPC The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia & The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (Southern Branch)

Date: 27th & 28th September 2019 (Friday & Saturday)
Time: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Venue: IEM (Southern Branch) Training Centre
Certified MyCESMM Trainers:

  • Ir. Hj. Shahul Ikram bin Hj. Adnan
  • Ir. Ho Kin Wing
  • Ir. Gunasagaran Kristnan


BEM Approved CPD Hours: 13.5
Ref. No. IEM19/HQ/065/C


Civil Engineering Standard Method of Measurement (2nd revision) (MyCESMM2) has now been recognised by the Malaysian Government as a Malaysian Standard, MS 2701:2018. This initiative is part of the overall strategy to raise the standards of the local construction industry to be on par with developed economies and achieves one of the KPIs set under the Government’s Construction Industry Transformation Programme 2016 – 2020 (CITP).

MyCESMM2 was recognised as MS 2701:2018 by the Department of Standards Malaysia, which is under the purview of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry. The document was launched at a ceremony on 8th January 2019 in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, by Tuan Baru Bian, the Minister of Works.

MyCESMM2 replaces the current Malaysian Standard Method for Measurement of Civil Engineering (MyCESMM) covering a wider range of civil engineering works. It is expected to contribute towards delivering cost effective civil engineering projects through the adoption of best practices in the preparation of the Bill of Quantities (BQ). The implementation of MyCESMM2 would eliminate discrepancies and ambiguities in the BQ, facilitate better understanding of the nature of work to be done and thus reduce potential claims and dispute arising during the construction stage. This MyCESMM2 is the mandatory course for all those who are involved in all engineering works.

MS 2701:2018 is now a national standard that can be applied to all infrastructural projects in the country. It integrates various specifications that previously existed in the Malaysian market, while consolidating best industry practices from around the world. Importantly, the recognition of MyCESMM2 as a Malaysian Standard was achieved after a long consultative and collaborative process with industry stakeholders, technical agencies as well as higher learning institutions,” he added.

The introduction of MS 2017:2018 is one of the key initiatives to create a culture of high quality and professionalism in the Malaysian construction industry, thereby raising the quality of Malaysian construction practices to international standards. This will increase the competitiveness of Malaysian construction players in the global market, which is in line with the outcomes envisioned in the CITP’s Internationalisation strategic thrust.


This course consist lectures, workshops, and presentations on important MyCESMM2 matters in the following manners:


  • Standard Method of Measurement (SMM) in relation to preparation of Bill of Quantities (BQ), function of BQ, why standardised BQ is needed, SMM in construction procurement without SMM, benefits of standardizing the BQ for civil engineering works using MyCESMM
  • Introduction to CESMM (2003), MyCESMM (2011), the newly revised MyCESMM2 (2018) and the new MS2701:2018
  • Principles of MyCESMM2; Definitions, general principle, application of the work classifications, coding & numbering of items, preparation of BQ, completion, pricing and use of BQ, and finally method-related charges
  • ntroduction to selected work classes; General Items, Roads & Pavings and Earthworks
  • For detail items, to cover work classifications of Piling, Concrete, Piling and Drainage works


  • Prepare BQ description by extraction from Library of Standard BQ description for MyCESMM2
  • Taking off, Abstracting nd prepare BQ in-line with MyCESMM2

Brief Biodata of Certified MyCESMM2 Trainers

Ir. Hj. Shahul Ikram bin Hj. Adnan BSCE, MBA PEng MIEM holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from University of Nebraska, USA and an MBA (Construction Business) from International Islamic University, Malaysia. He runs a civil and structural engineering consultancy as a director for Railplan Consultants Sdn. Bhd. based in Kajang. He is also a CIDB’s certified MyCESMM2 Trainer.

Ir. Ho Kin Wing, BEng MSc CEng PEng MIEM MIStructE FCIArb holds a Bachelor’s of Engineering degree in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science in Construction Law and Arbitration. Ir. Ho is on the panel of Arbitrators, Adjudicators and Mediators with the Asian International Arbitration Centre and was accredited as a mediator by the Construction Industry Development Board, Malaysia. He is also a CIDB’s certified MyCESMM2 Trainer.

Ir. Gunasagaran Kristnan BSCE PEng MIEM holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan USA. He is also the Past IEM Honorary Secretary and currently the IEM Council Member. Recently, he has been one of the Certified IBS trainers and a Certified MyCESMM2 trainer by CIDB.

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