In order to ensure the success of CIMP and IBS Roadmap 2003-2010, it is crucial that the IBS Centre becomes one-stop reference centre regarding IBS for both government and private sectors. This will promote knowledge sharing and facilitate better cooperation among the stakeholders. Several key programs have been planned and implemented; based on a development framework that is divided into two components. The first component is the Capability Building that is based on Soft Aspects (Knowledge Development). While Soft Aspects are being emphasizes, the importance of the Hard Aspects are also being acknowledge. The second important is the Capacity Building which is based on Hard Aspects (Technology & Physical Projects Development).The activities in IBS Centre are being executed based on the five main thrusts of the IBS Centre:
IBS Industry Planning :
One of the main functions of IBS Centre is to act as the main secretariat of IBS Roadmap and industry coordination. The implementation of IBS Roadmap is being monitored by the CIMP's Strategic Thrust 5 (Innovate through R&D and Adopt New Construction Techniques) Committee as well as the IBS Steering Committee. Both committees are represented by relevant government agencies as well as industry leaders. IBS Centre also supports G-to-G venture developments and functions as a gateway to market IBS products domestically and internationally. In supporting the National Mission, Bumiputera development programs are also being emphasised.
IBS Promotion & Marketing :
The programs are related to seminars, roadshows, promotional activities and knowledge sharing sessions. Other than activities involving with the industry players, it also involve development of IBS Centre as a proactive role in supporting the human capital development needs and also IBS Showcase. The IBS Showcase is esually important as it offers Malaysia's largest external display of IBS components' application.
IBS Technology :
While industry planning and knowledge development is being given main priority, the hard aspects of IBS are also being addressed by IBS Centre. CIDB Malaysia, through CREAM, supports research and development as well as technology transfer programs by local experts. Since 2007, a total of RM19.13 million has been provided to the iBS researchers. The development of IBS-related Malaysian Standard (MS) and Construction Industry Standards (CIS) as well as design systemisation exercises are also being supported by the IBS Centre. It also offers a special incubator program for local IBS techni-preneurs as well as general technical IBS advisory services to the industry.
IBS Certification, Verification & Testings :
The IBS Centre also handles the listing of IBS players in Malaysia. Currently, the IBS Status program is offered to IBS manufacturers, consultants, contractors and installers. All the programmes are formulated in order to provide reference of supply chain database in executing both government and private IBS projects. It is one of vital responsibility of CIDB to ensure the numbers of supply chain is sufficient to each of the development zone that have been identified in the government action plan. The programme are as follows:
IBS Industry Training :
Human capital development programs through trainings is also a strong focus area for the IBS Centre. IBS Centre is playing a proactive role in supporting the human capital development needs through continuous and well-structured programs.