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NC3 is a construction resource cost information system aimed at enhancing the role of CIDB in supporting government policies and assessing construction market scenarios through cost trend, cost analysis and cost indices.

Published construction cost resources are:

  • Building materials price (monthly since 2002)
  • Labour wage rate (biannually since 2007)
  • Machinery hire rates and equipment purchase price (biannually since 2008)

N3C's portal,, publishes the resources of the following construction cost index:

  • Materials cost index (monthly since 2002, in collaboration with the Department of Statistics Malaysia)
  • Labour cost index (monthly since 2008)
  • Machinery and equipment cost index (monthly since 2008)
  • Building cost index (monthly since 2008)

The portal requires a registration and it's free.


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