IJM celebrates topping up ceremony of its prime office tower in TRX


PETALING JAYA:  IJM Corporation Bhd celebrated the structural “topping up” of its new office tower at the upcoming international financial district Tun Razak Exchange (TRX) to mark the concrete completion of the 27-storey structure.

Joined by Minister of Finance II Datuk Seri Johari bin Abdul Ghani, and led by IJM Corporation Bhd CEO and managing director Datuk Soam Heng Choon, the ceremony was attended by TRX CEO Datuk Azmar Talib, construction workers, the building’s architectural and engineering consultants, government, civic and business officials.

According to the statement, commencement of the building’s superstructure works began in January 2017. Within a short span of 10 months, IJM Construction Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of IJM, successfully and safely completed the building’s structural works up to final floor level.

The office tower is the first building to reach its top in TRX. About 500 construction workers worked almost around the clock, dedicating approximately one million working hours to achieve this milestone.

The building is to be completed with interior fit-outs and services ready to be handed over to its anchor tenant in the first quarter of 2019. At its peak, IJM Construction managed to achieve a short construction cycle of only four-days-per-floor.

“We are excited to see this project take shape and to have reached this stage of the construction timeline,” said IJM Corporation Bhd chief executive officer and managing director Datuk Soam Heng Choon.

“Reaching the top of this structure is a critical milestone for the construction team. True to IJM’s commitment to quality and delivery, the dedication and determination of the team are reflected in the great progress we have made,” he added.

As a world-class financial district, TRX will provide best-in-class infrastructure. Its on-site wastewater recycling plant will halve demand for potable water, and its highly resilient national grid level electricity network will service the city beyond TRX’s border. It is also first development in Malaysia to receive neighbourhood LEED ND Gold and GBI Township Platinum certifications.


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