KUALA LUMPUR: The Master Builders Association Malaysia (MBAM) wants to change the mindset of construction players to embrace technology and digitalisation.

President Foo Chek Lee said the construction industry has always been known for being slow in adopting technology changes.

“While other industries have adopted the use of digitalisation for their beneficial development, the construction industry is yet to fully embrace it, ” he said at the MBAM Building and Construction Conference 2019 on Tuesday.

Foo said the use of digital technologies has only recently become a common idea among local construction industry players, mainly due to attention garnered by the building information modelling (BIM) system.

“If construction services are to be delivered with less effort and higher accuracy, then digitalisation in the construction industry must change from an idea to becoming a norm.

“We, in the construction, need to change from just being aware and partially adopting digitalisation, to fully implementing it in all of its activities, ” he said.

BIM is an intelligent 3D model-based process that provides construction professionals the insight and tools to efficiently plan and design buildings and infrastructure.

The MBAM Building and Construction Conference 2019 is organised by MBAM, in collaboration with Cinnotek International Group and supported by the Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia.

Credit: https://www.thestar.com.my/business/business-news/2019/10/29/construction-players-must-embrace-tech-mbam-says