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Forest City’s IBS plant enters the record books

Forest City’s industrialised building system (IBS) plant entered the Malaysia Book of Records as the largest fully automated prefabrication facility in Malaysia.

Wang Anhui, executive general manager of Forest City, received the recognition from award judge Edwin Yeoh in the presence of Works Minister Baru Bian in the 25 April ceremony.

Also present were Country Garden and Forest City director of strategy Ng Zhu Hann; Country Garden Pacificview Sdn Bhd (CGPV) executive general manager Hugo Wu; Construction Industry Development Board CEO Datuk Ahmad ‘Asri Abdul Hamid; and Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) CEO Datuk Ismail Ibrahim.

This 73,000-square-metre phase 1 project officially began operations in August 2017. It has a designed annual capacity of 260,000 cubic metres of concrete, which is enough to cover one million square metres of construction area—equivalent to about 9,000 typical residential apartment units.

As a pilot project in modular assembly building, Forest City has already completed the construction of five apartment buildings with components manufactured by the IBS plant.

“Through understanding the intent of housing policy 2.0 put in place by the Malaysian government and the Ministry of Works’ initiatives on the industrialisation of construction and on building information modelling (BIM) technology, we will continue to contribute to the industrial transformation of Malaysia based on these concepts, providing high-tech technology transfer, while improving the local construction industrial chain.” said Ng.

In addition to meeting the construction demands of Forest City, the IBS plant’s services will also offered to other local construction projects. — Construction+ Online

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