(L-R): En. M. Gandhi, Managing Director of UBM Asia Asean Businesses; Datuk Ir. Elias Ismail, Senior General Manager (Technology Development Sector) of CIDB Malaysia; Puan Sr. Sariah Abdul Karib, Senior General Manager (Policy and Corporate Sector) of CIDB Malaysia; and En. Megat Kamil Azmi Megat Rus Kamarani, Senior General Manager (Construction Personnel Sector) of CIDB Malaysia at the International Construction Week (ICW) 2018 Announcement Press Conference.
KUALA LUMPUR: The 18th installation of International Construction Week (ICW) will be held from 26 – 30 March 2018 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and CIDB IBS Centre, bringing together construction industry players to showcase, learn, build partnerships and share innovative ideas. It will be officiated by Minister of Works Dato' Sri Fadillah Yusof.
ICW 2018 seeks to raise awareness amongst industry players in the area of construction technology and innovation as part of CIDB's aim to improve the overall productivity and competitiveness of the industry.
"ICW 2018 signifies CIDB's long-standing commitment to make Malaysia's construction industry a global leader particularly in the areas of productivity, quality and safety. It is imperative that we continue efforts to enhance productivity levels of the construction industry by synergising a highly-skilled workforce with modern construction technologies available today," said Senior General Manager (Policy and Corporate Sector) of CIDB, Sr Sariah Abdul Karib in a press conference to announce the ICW 2018 on March 13.
Also present at the press conference held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre were Group Managing Director of UBM (Asean Business), M Gandhi; CIDB’s Senior General Manager (Technology Development Sector) Datuk Ir. Elias Ismail; and CIDB’s Senior General Manager (Operation Sector), Megat Kamil Azmi Megat Rus Kamarani.
ICW is the premier annual event covering the full spectrum of the construction industry across Malaysia and Southeast Asia. It is recognised as the best platform for construction industry leaders and policymakers to showcase and learn about innovative products and services and build strategic alliances, as well as lucrative business partnerships.
The ICW brings together corporations and industry experts to share and learn from the cutting-edge technologies developed in the construction of buildings and infrastructure in a sustainable manner.
This year's theme ‘Achieving Peak Productivity’ is in line with the third strategic thrust of the Construction Industry Transformation Programme (CITP), which is productivity. As such, the ICW 2018 is packed with programmes and activities that promote the use of technology and innovation to enhance construction productivity.
ICW 2018 will feature exhibitions, seminars and talks on the use of modern construction technologies such as Industrial Building System (IBS) and Building Information Modelling (BIM), new sustainable materials and energy sources, innovative design approaches as well as advances in digital technology, including the use of big data in construction.
A new segment at the ICW 2018 is the two-day International Construction Transformation Conference (ICTC), held by CIDB, featuring world-class speakers in the areas of technology and productivity.
In addition, ICTC will also feature Konvensyen Usahanita Binaan (KUBINA2018), which highlights leading women professionals in the construction industry.
Meanwhile, Ecobuild SEA 2018, the industry's leading event for sustainability in construction, will join forces with ICW for the fifth time. Ecobuild SEA is organised by UBM Malaysia, hosted by Ministry of Works (MOW) and CIDB Malaysia, and will be held from 27-29 March.
"Together with Ecobuild SEA, ICW 2018 will showcase the latest sustainable processes, systems and materials in the construction industry as part of our efforts to transform Malaysia's construction industry to be more green and sustainable as outlined within the second strategic thrust of the CITP," said Sariah.
The Construction Career Fair is planned on a larger scale this year, to highlight opportunities in construction Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET). This is in view of this year's focus on peak productivity and recognising that manpower development is a very critical aspect in enhancing productivity of the construction industry.
Among attractions on offer at the Career Fair are the Competency Walkthrough with buildings models and machinery, a Demonstration Area dedicated to demo Industrialised Building System (IBS) structures, a Construction Games Area, Career and Motivational talks and even Open Interview Sessions by various companies who offer jobs around the country.
MIIE will showcase the latest in IBS and is the best platform for networking for industry construction stakeholders as it offers conferences, seminars and symposiums where industry players can share insights, challenges and solutions.
IBS highlights at CIDB's IBS Centre include IBS Gallery and Booth Exhibition, Product Talk and Demo, IBS Heavy Machinery Exhibition and the IBS showhouse.
For the convenience and comfort of visitors and participants, there will be frequent free to and fro shuttle service from KLCC to CIDB IBS Centre, as well as free parking at CIDB IBS Centre and food trucks offering an array of food, particularly Malaysian delicacies.
[March 13, 2018]