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UiTM and Salford Researchers Collaborate with CIDB to Transform Construction in Malaysia

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UiTM and Salford Researchers Collaborate with CIDB to Transform Construction in Malaysia

Six UiTM academics together with collaborators from University of Salford’s Research Institute for the Built & Human Environment (BuHu) and the Malaysian Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) have undertaken a joint research project to transform the Malaysian construction industry. This project is part of the key initiative of the Malaysian Construction Industry Master Plan (CIMP) managed by CIDB to improve the industry’s performance and productivity.

As the official research partner, Salford’s BuHu, will host these five UiTM Ph. D researchers. They will work within Salford’s BuHu research institute – which is one of the world’s leading research institutions in the area of Built Environment. Under the MoU signed jointly by CIDB-BUHU-UiTM, the researchers from UiTM’s Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying will conduct research to provide solutions and models for improving the implementation of Industrialized Building Systems (IBS), Facilities Management and Knowledge Management within the industry.

CIDB’s Construction Research Institute of Malaysia’s Executive Director Ir. Dr Zuhairi said: “BuHu was selected to assist the CIDB with this project because of its reputation as one of the best research and development organisations in Europe. We are looking forward to seeing significant results of this partnership.”
The research findings of the UiTM researchers will be used by CIDB to identify policies and activities that can be applied for improving the construction design and delivery process. According to Prof Madya Dr Padzil Hassan, UiTM’s project manager, the research findings will be showcased in the annual Construction Industry Research Achievements International Conference (CIRAIC) to promote dialogue between the industry’s players and stakeholders. He adds that the research will be invaluable in helping to provide better approaches to improve the construction sector, especially considering the huge potential it has to reduce reliance on low skilled foreign labour, reduce costs, speed up the construction process and to provide better quality services and buildings to the end users.

Prof Madya Dr Padzil Hassan heads the Centre for Construction Projects and Infrastructure Management (CPIM) of UiTM. He can be contacted via

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