3 September, KUALA LUMPUR – Setia Precast Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of S P Setia Berhad, 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.
CIDB Chief Executive, Dato’ Ir. Ahmad ‘Asri Abdul Hamid, presented the certificate to S P Setia Berhad President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dato’ Khor Chap Jen, at the event.
“We are very proud to have achieved another significant milestone for the Setia group. Setia always strives to be the best in all we do, and this achievement is another testament to our commitment to the Vision,” said Dato’ Khor Chap Jen.
“This would definitely spur us on to further incorporate IBS method in our construction projects. We are currently looking to use this method for the construction of upcoming landed linked-houses, and had started to incorporate PBU (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 Dato’ 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, and comes with facilities such as prayer rooms, community hall, playground, and guard house.
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, S P Setia 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 & Ambulatory Care Centre (SCACC) at Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL), and AIMST University in Sungai Petani.