KUCHING (Bernama) – Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof has urged the construction industry and all public works department offices (PWD) to adopt the Malaysian Civil Engineering Standard Method of Measurement (MyCESMM) to reduce disputes, increase productivity and ensure cost effectiveness of the projects.
He said industry players, in particular, engineering consultants and quantity surveyors, were encouraged to adhere to MYCESMM to prepare ‘bill of quantities’ for government and private projects.
“MyCESMM, developed by the construction industry development board (CIDB) Malaysia in 2011, can be a best practice to reduce confusion and enhance professionalism of all industry players,” he said when opening a MyCESMM seminar for Sarawak construction stakeholders.
He said the construction industry was expected to maintain a double-digit expansion this year after registering 14.3 per cent growth in the first half of the year.
He said as of August this year, the total value of construction projects reported to CIDB was RM59 billion, with RM2.6 billion for construction projects in Sarawak.
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) on MyCESMM was also signed during the ceremony between CIDB and Sarawak PWD, Department of Sewerage Services, Malaysian Highway Authority (MHA), Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia (BQSM), Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM), Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) and Indah Water Konsortium Sdn Bhd.