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JKR targets to have 90% usage of building information modelling by 2025

KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 27): The Public Works Department (JKR) has set a target to achieve 70% usage of building information modelling (BIM) in its projects this year and 90% usage by 2025.
“The digital transformation of Malaysia’s construction industry is seen as critical, particularly in construction project delivery and comprehensive asset management,” said Director-General of JKR, Datuk Ir Ahmad Redza Ghulam Rasool while officiating the fifth JKR BIM Day at Sime Darby Convention Centre.
“JKR is unwavering in its commitment to BIM adaptation and together with our partners, JKR’s initiatives are geared towards magnifying industry awareness and preparing Malaysia for the global stage of modern construction technology,” said Ahmad Redza.
A biennial event, BIM Day was first initiated in 2015 to “promote the transformative power of BIM in Malaysia and its many benefits”, stated Organisation of BIM Malaysia in a media release.
The event drew participation from JKR officers, representatives from government agencies, statutory bodies, academia, contractors, and consultants.
BIM is seen as a game changer in the digitalisation transformation of the project delivery system in line with National Construction Policy 2030 and Industrial Revolution 4.0.
In July, Minister of Works Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi announced that the government had implemented 297 road and building development projects to date using BIM and industrial building system (IBS) methods throughout the country.
“Embracing BIM is not just about staying current, it is about looking forward. The synergy between BIM and Industry 4.0 technologies opens limitless opportunities, allowing us to construct not just buildings, but a smarter and more efficient future for Malaysia,” said Razak Wong, president of the Organisation of BIM Malaysia.
“BIM Day is a communal commitment towards crafting a technologically progressive and sustainable built environment in Malaysia. Through events and ongoing BIM community engagements, we aim to catalyse the nationwide adoption of BIM practices, driving efficiencies and fostering global competitiveness,” added Wong.
Later, while addressing the Asean Innovation and Building Information Modeling (BIM) Awards 2023, Nanta highlighted the recent review of policies under the 12th Malaysia Plan and National Construction Policy 2030 to bolster the adoption of advanced technologies, especially BIM, to support sustainability, efficiency, and innovation in construction.
“The fundamentals of the National Construction Policy (NCP) 2030 are set to adapt and adopt future trends progressively as well as embracing digital technologies into the sector.
“These digital technologies such as BIM are required to be incorporated into each workflow and process, enables the transformation of analog information into digital that is easier to generate, analyse, store and administer across all aspects. The use of BIM can benefit the construction sector through increased productivity and quality throughout the life cycle of project,” he said.
The Organisation of BIM Malaysia is the premier platform for BIM advocacy and advancement in the country. Established to unite professionals, academics, technologists, and industry stakeholders, the association aims to promote knowledge sharing, best practices, and innovation in BIM.
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Source: EdgeProp.my

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