Source from: New Straits Times, Original Article
KUALA LUMPUR: The Works Ministry has reiterated its commitment to making the Quality Assessment System in Construction (Qlassic) certification mandatory to all upcoming developments by 2020 as outlined in the National Housing Policy 2.0 (NHP2.0).
Established and managed by the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) since 2007, Qlassic is a method to measure and evaluate workmanship quality of a building construction work based on Construction Industry Standard (CIS 7).
“In line with this, we are targeting to have at least 30 per cent of housing projects achieving at least 65 per cent of Qlassic scoring by 2020 fourth quarter,” said Works Minister Baru Bian at the Qlassic Day 2019: Construction Quality Excellence Awards here today.
“We are also targeting to have 25 per cent for non-housing developments that holds a collective value of over RM10 million to score 65 per cent in Qlassic from January 2021 onwards,” he added.
The Works Ministry is targeting to build one million Qlassic certified affordable housing within the next 10 years.
Baru said the scoring for all new development projects had increased from 72 per cent in 2017 to 74 per cent in 2018.
“For private projects, the average rating score grew from 74 per cent 73 per cent, while government projects average rating score grew from 68 per cent to 72 per cent.
“This shows there is heightened awareness on providing better quality in the industry, overall,” he said.
In order to ensure ongoing commitment to quality, CIDB has also increased its feasibility scoring to 83 per cent for 2019, of which the winners will be awarded next year.
For the 2018 awards, a total of 15 project owners, 17 contractors and 18 architects received the Qlassic Achievement Award through 20 development projects.
All the projects have achieved Qlassic scoring of 83 per cent, with one company Seremban Two Holdings Sdn Bhd scoring 89 per cent for its Saujana Duta Phase 1 project in Negeri Sembilan.
Incidentally, 89 per cent is the highest ever scoring ever achieved on Qlassic since its establishment.