SP Setia snags best IBS score in Malaysia

CIDB chief executive Datuk Ahmad Asri Abdul Hamid presenting the certificate to SP Setia Bhd President Datuk Khor Chap Jen at the event.

CIDB chief executive Datuk Ahmad Asri Abdul Hamid presenting the certificate to SP Setia Bhd President Datuk Khor Chap Jen at the event.

KUALA LUMPUR: Setia Precast Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SP Setia Bhd, received the highest Industrialised Building System (IBS) score in the country, at 93.95, for the construction of Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia (KKM) government quarters building in Setia Federal Hill during an award presentation ceremony today. 

Khor expressed pride at achieving another significant milestone for the Setia Group. He stated that this achievement would further spur them on to incorporate IBS method in their construction projects. “We are currently looking to use this method for the construction of upcoming landed linked-houses, and had started to incorporate prefabricated bath unit in some of our recent projects,” he added.

“With a higher degree of prefabrication being carried out off-site, IBS has been proven to increase speed, improve quality, reduce noise level at the sites and improve construction reliability by bringing site safety and housekeeping to a new level, and I believe that in the long run, IBS will be the preferred method for many developers in the country,” shared Khor.

The construction of the KKM Government Quarters building that was commissioned for the Health Ministry commenced in August 2017.  It has 15 floors in total with one of the floors reserved for administration office. The building also comes with facilities such as prayer rooms, community hall, playground, and guardhouse.

To achieve a higher IBS score, Setia Precast adopts an “Open System” to outsource specialised products and components from other IBS suppliers. This system allows Setia Precast and the various suppliers to work, learn, and understand from each other’s systems for potential collaboration and partnership.

To date, SP Setia Bhd has built more than 25,000 homes in the country using the IBS method including 5,000 units of government apartments in Putrajaya as well as several Rumah Selangorku apartments in Setia Alam, such as De Palma, De Kiara and De Bayu apartments.

Other prominent buildings that were constructed using the same method are Setia City Mall, the Specialist Complex and Ambulatory Care Centre at Hospital Kuala Lumpur, and AIMST University in Sungai Petani.

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