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Modern Construction Technologies Industrialised Building Systems (IBS), Functional Designs, Cost Savings, & Sustainable Practices

May 17 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm UTC+8

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Date: 17 May 2017 | Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Venue: Wisma REHDA


The Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) has been encouraging private construction projects to adopt Industrialised Building System (IBS). The Prime Minister has announced in 2016 that in the near future, will be mandatory for government projects of RM10 million and above, and private sector ventures of RM50 million and above to hit an IBS score of 70.

Despite a ‘purported initial heavier investment’, in the longer term and with economies of scale, it is believed that IBS will result in less wastage of materials, environmental sustainability, reduce dependence on unskilled workers in the country. Many are of the opinion that IBS could be the future to quantum leap Malaysia’s construction industry towards Malaysia being a developed nation by 2020.

Hear from industry experts, what are some of the key challenges that we need to overcome in promoting the adoption of IBS in Malaysia? What technologies are large scale players in the industry developing? How can medium and smaller sized players be part of the IBS landscape in Malaysia? Role players and participants in this event include those from Government (CIDB, MIDA) various associations, contractors and construction companies, property developers, architects and many others in the supply chain. Join us in this exclusive event.


Property Developer: How can you be part of the new IBS landscape when minimum IBS scoring is made compulsory? New practices and sustainable designs. Understand the supply chain better to be more efficient and manage cost.
Contractor & Construction Industry Players: What innovative new technologies are the largest players in Malaysia adopting? Real life industry issues and case studies sharing. How can the supply chain integrate better? What are project managers and property developers looking for? Expand your opportunities and strategies.
Architect & Consultants: Have a better understanding of insights and challenges faced by project managers and property developers. What are new innovative designs and technologies in the market? Expand your opportunities and strategies.


Designed for all in the construction and property development supply chain including (middle management, senior management) but not limited to:

  • Contractors and infrastructure companies (small to medium to large players)
  • Property developers (small to medium to large players)
  • Manufacturers and suppliers of construction materials and products (network, market, learn new ideas)
  • Consultants, fitters, engineering companies, architects, surveyors
  • Governments Federal & State, government agencies, government linked companies and developers, policy makers




Dato’ Ir. Soam Heng Choon | Deputy President of REHDA Malaysia, Group CEO of IJM Corporation

Dato Ir. Soam Heng Choon is currently Deputy President of REHDA and has extensive experience in construction and property development where he is currently Group CEO of IJM Corporation Berhad. On 25 May 2004, he was appointed Executive Director of IJM Land Berhad and subsequently the Managing Director on 2 October 2006. Dato’ Soam is also a Director of the Construction Labour Exchange Centre Berhad.

Mr. Kow Choong Ming | Executive Vice President of SP Setia

Mr. Kow Choong Ming had been involved in IBS since 1997 when SP Setia Berhad started constructing medium cost apartments using Precast Technology in a joint venture with Taisei Prefab of Japan. Setia Precast Sdn Bhd, the construction arm of SP Setia Bhd had expanded and constructed more than 30,000 units of apartments. Under his leadership, Setia Precast is recognized as a leading player in IBS construction in Malaysia and has won numerous awards.

Mr. Daisuke Usugi | Managing Director of Daiwa House Malaysia

Usugi is currently Managing Director of Daiwa House Malaysia Sdn Bhd (DHM), CEO of Daiwa Sunway Development Sdn Bhd (joint venture with Sunway Iskandar Sdn Bhd)(DSD). DHM is 100% subsidiary of Daiwa House Japan. Daiwa House is ranked in ‘Fortune Global 500’, pioneer of Prefabricated House in Japan. Mr. Usugi moved to Malaysia in 2012, to bring Japanese prefabricated home technology.

Ar. Abu Zarim Bin Abu Bakar | Committee Member of Malaysian Institute of Architects, PAM

Abu Zarim has over 28 years of experience in commercial, residential, condominium and institutional development. He is active with the Malaysian Institute of Architects, being a council member since 2004 and he is currently Vice President. He is also actively involved with the community welfare of his neighborhood.

Dato’ Wan Hashimi Albakri Bin Wan Ahmad Amin Jaffri | Vice President of REHDA Malaysia, COO of Sime Darby Property

Dato’ Wan Hashimi Albakri Bin Wan Ahmad Amin Jaffri is the Chief Operating Ocer, Property Development of Sime Darby Property Berhad. Throughout an extensive 37-year’s experience in the property development and construction industry, Dato’ Wan Hashimi has been with various organizations; including Jabatan Kerja Raya, Pengurusan Lebuhraya Bhd, Island & Peninsular Bhd, and Putrajaya Holdings Sdn Bhd.

Mr. Zulkifly Garib | Chairman, REHDA Selangor, Project Director of UEM Sunrise Berhad

Zulkifly is presently the Project Director (Central Region 1) of UEM Sunrise Berhad. A civil engineer by profession, he has over 20 years of property development experience and has held senior managerial position with Tropicana Corporation Berhad, United Malayan Land Bhd, Uda Holdings Berhad and Land & General Berhad. He has also held positions in UMW Corporation Sdn Bhd and PLUS Berhad.

Datuk Ng Seing Liong, J.P. | REHDA Institute Trustee, Director of CIDB (2007-2016)

Datuk Ng Seing Liong PJN, J.P. is patron, past President of REHDA (2006 – 2010) and has been actively involved in the association in various capacities for the past 25 years. He was the director for Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) of Malaysia since 2007-2016. Currently, Datuk Ng also sits on various other capacities on other Boards, namely Major shareholder and Director of Kota Kelang Group of Companies and Independent Non-Executive Director, Eversendai Corporation Berhad

Datuk Phang Ah Tong | Deputy CEO/CIO, Malaysia Investment Development Authority MIDA

Datuk Phang was appointed the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of MIDA in 2014 with his primary responsibilities revolving around investment promotion and the development of the manufacturing and services sectors in Malaysia. Datuk has been actively involved in promoting both foreign direct and domestic investment in Malaysia. He is also the chairman of the Technical Committee on Expatriate Posts, Committee Member of the National Committee on Investment (NCI), as well as the board member of the Malaysian Automotive Institute

Ar. Lim Keng Yong | Deputy Director of Architecture Surbana Jurong, Singapore

As a registered architect and leading an architectural studio, Lim Keng Yong specialises in designing the residential apartments for Housing and Development Board(HDB) Singapore. He is familiar with the architectural application of precast construction method in HDB developments. Currently, Keng Yong is also working in Modular Construction or Prefabricated, Prefinished Volumetric Construction(PPVC) as is known in Singapore.

Mr. Isso Suzuki | General Manager, PanaHome Malaysia

Mr. Suzuki graduated from Bachelor of Science in Construction Management of University in Washington State US. He has more than 10 years’ experience in construction management. He was actively involved in Property Developer mainly dealing in Commercial, Office, Condominium Project in Japan as well as in Hawaii, US. He joined PanaHome (Subsidiary Company of Panasonic Group) since 2011 as a General Manager and he oversees construction and property development project in Taiwan and Malaysia.

Mr. Muhammad Zafri Bin Ismail Khan | General Manager, PanaHome Malaysia

Muhammad Zafri is currently the Head, Contract Financing at SME Bank. He has been in banking industry for more than 10 years especially in commercial banks; conventional and Islamic banks. He is also currently attached with SME Bank, a development bank status coming to his fourth year. Mr Zafri also regularly give speech and advise on IBS related matters for various parties. He also had been interviewed by Bernama Radio on IBS and Contract Financing.

Tan Sri Datuk Eddy Chen | REHDA Institute Trustee, Managing Director of MKH Berhad

He is past-President and Patron of REHDA Malaysia, Trustee of REHDA Institute and has more than 32 years of experience in the property development and construction related businesses sector. Tan Sri is currently Managing Director of MKH Berhad and is also actively involved in many associations and causes including President of Malaysia Shopping Malls Association (PPK) and many others.

Ir. Dr. Kamarul Anuar Mohamad Kamar | Head of Innovation and Development of Lafarge Malaysia

Dr. Kamarul is the Head of Innovation and Development for Lafarge Malaysia. He is a Professional Engineer under the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), Project Management Professional (PMP) under Project Management Institute (PMI) and Certified Construction Project Manager (CCPM) under Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB). He is also one of the leading experts in the area of Industrialised Building System (IBS).

Click the link below to download the registration form.

IBS 2017 Registration Form



May 17
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