All government infrastructure development projects should apply the Quality Assessment in Construction (QLASSIC) system, said Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof, as reported by The Borneo Post.
Currently, most residential and commercial building projects applied the QLASSIC assessment to meet the demand for quality from buyers.
“Development projects such as hospitals, schools and universities must be the pioneers in setting the quality benchmark to be emulated,” he said at the launch of QLASSIC 2017 Day. “I urge more government agencies to implement QLASSIC in their projects.”
So far, only three government agencies — the Implementation and Coordination Unit of the Prime Minister’s Department, the Public Works Department and the Terengganu State Economic Development Corporation — apply QLASSIC in their projects.
“In 2016, the quality of 311 building construction projects were assessed by QLASSIC,” Fadillah said. “Although the number of projects assessed by QLASSIC have increased from year to year, there is still much that needs to be done to ensure that all industry players get QLASSIC accreditation.”
He added that so far, 43 building construction projects, involving 27 developers, 31 contractors and 32 architects, had obtained QLASSIC marks of more than 80 per cent.
The Quality Assessment System in Construction (QLASSIC) is a system or method to measure and evaluate the workmanship quality of a building construction work based on the Construction Industry Standard (CIS 7:2006). QLASSIC enables the quality of workmanship between construction projects to be objectively compared through a scoring system.
QLASSIC assessments are carried out through site inspection and is based on the principles of first-time inspection. — Construction+ Online