12 December, KUALA LUMPUR – The Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) has published a list of certified local construction materials and products for 2017.
CIDB in a statement said the 359-page publication contains a list of manufacturers who have obtained the certificate of standard compliance (PPS) from CIDB since 2016.
A total of 120 products in 13 categories are listed in the Fourth Schedule under Act 520.
Under the Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia Act 1994 (Act 520), anyone dealing in building materials whose quality has not been certified by CIDB can, if convicted, be fined not less than RM10,000 and up to a maximum of RM500, 000.
In another development, Akademi Binaan Malaysia (ABM), the board’s competency assessment and training centre, obtained six awards at the WorldSkills Asia (WSA) 2018 held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) from Nov 26 to 30.
Mohamad Amirol Amin Mohamad Zamri of ABM’s southern region won a gold medal after defeating 10 participants from Asian countries including Indonesia, Chinese Taipei, India, Belarus and the United Arab Emirates.
Ahmad Naim Mohamad Rosli of ABM Sarawak took home a silver medal in drawing and decoration, while four other ABM participants garnered the Medallion for Excellence for winning in the categories of cooling and air-conditioning, welding, drawing and decoration, and electrical wiring.
The Malaysian contingent secured a total of 11 awards including three gold and three silver medals, as well as the Medallion for Excellence, won by five participants from selected Malaysian skills training institutes.
A total of 19 Asian nations took part in the WSA competition, which was a platform for trainees from Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutes to share expertise, technology and training methods.
With the achievement, the Malaysian contingent has qualified for the WorldSkills Competition (WSC) 2019 to be held in Kazan, Russia next year