Plans to accelerate construction revolution

Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof

KUCHING: The complexity of the construction sector in the future needs to assimilate with the latest technology while avoiding full reliance on the use of unskilled labor which results in low productivity.

Senior Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof, in stating this, said this is in line with the Malaysian Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) International Construction Week 2020 (ICW 2020) theme — Embracing Construction Revolution.

He said the launch of the Construction Strategic Plan 4.0 (CR4.0) this year coincides with the growing global situation of the Covid-19 pandemic which is seen to accelerate the process of technological revolution in all sectors including construction.

He added that more companies are beginning to innovate in their day-to-day work processes including making large investments solely to adapt to digital technology in their daily operation and business.

“The trend of this new norm is no longer just a government directive, but has changed the way people think and act.  

“If the leaders of the construction industry want to continue surviving in this competitive situation, be prepared to adapt to the digital revolution in the way they think and do business,” he said in a statement issued by CIDB today.

CIDB for the first time today officiated at the ICW 2020 and Asean Super 8 Virtual Connect event, which focuses on virtual discussions between visionary leaders in various fields of construction in preparation to revolutionise the Malaysian construction industry.

The event, which was held virtually for the first time in 22 years, also saw the launch of the CR4.0 which is a five-year plan that aims to change the Malaysian construction landscape towards smart, sustainable and progressive construction as well as being a major leader in the construction revolution in Southeast Asia.