29 February 2020
Technical Visit to Construction and Completion of Staff Village and Back of House (BOH)


Date: 6 November 2019 (Wednesday)
Venue: Amansari Hotel, Desaru, Johor Participants to assemble at IEM Secretariat Office, 24A Jalan Abiad, Taman Tebrau Jaya, Johor Bahru.
Attire: Smart and casual. No safety helmet and safety boot is required.


Modular construction is a process to construct a building using three-dimensional units at which the mass is produced offsite in a manufacturing facility. These modular units are designed of the same standards that increase the construction speed. Modular Construction promotes sustainability in the construction environment, contribute to economic sustainability, enhances the quality of construction products, reduces wastage and reduces the project duration.

Thus, it is essential for the Malaysian construction players to be well prepared and ready to implement this system since Malaysia is moving towards achieving develop country status. Due to this, the objective of this session is to develop awareness using modular construction, to enhance the technology of construction in Malaysia and to develop expertise on modular construction can be achieved. The presentation on this topic is separated into a few sections beginning with the description about the architectural and structural concept of modular construction not forgetting site installation methods.

In this section, all participants will be given an opportunity to get familiar with the concept of modular construction in terms of architectural and structural perspective at which the modules can be prefinished in a factory set up until 95%. This modular construction topic will then be discussed from contractual and costing perspective from tender to construction stage. Finally, the session will end with a site visit of Construction and Completion of Staff Village and Back of House (BOH) on Part of Lot PTD 7202, Mukim Pantai Timur, Daerah Kota Tinggi, Johor.

Objective of this Technical Visit is to get some insight on Modular Construction as well as knowledge sharing with our young and practicing engineers on the latest technology available in construction industry. We are pleased to invite all members to participate in this visit.

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