8th Malaysian Construction Summit 2017


The 8th Malaysian Construction Summit will be held on the 11th April 2017 at the Plenary Theatre, Level 3, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. The Event is held in conjunction with the International Construction Week 2017 organised by Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia (CIDB).



Under the Construction Industry Transformation Programme (CITP), the Government of Malaysia has placed Quality, Safety and Professionalism high on the agenda. The CITP has been presented and endorsed at the National Development Planning Committee (NDPC) on 11th of March 2015 and also at the Special Committee for the Services Sector (SCSS) on the 16th March 2015, which was chaired by YAB Dato' Sri Haji  Mohd Najib bin Haji Tun Abdul Razak, the Prime Minister of Malaysia. 

The Construction Industry Transformation Programme was launched by YAB Dato' Sri Haji Mohd Najib bin Haji Tun Abdul Razak during the International Construction Week on 10th September 2015. Quality, Safety and Professionalism was not only one of four main strategic thrust of the CITP but is also critical to support the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP). The Government initiatives for construction under the 11MP focus on enhancing knowledge content, driving productivity, fostering sustainable practices, and increasing the internationalization of construction firms; all of which relates back to Quality, Safety and Professionalism.

OUTLOOK in 2017

What does this mean for 2017? The outlook for the construction sector in 2017 remains positive, thanks to continuous list of government projects including the Light Rail Transit 3, Mass Rapid Transit Line 2 and 3, and the slew of highway projects including the Pan Borneo Highway and the Damansara-Shah Alam Elevated Expressway (DASH). Other upcoming projects include the Tun Razak Exchange project, the 118-storey skyscraper development Warisan Merdeka and the affordable housing project under the PR1MA initiative will drive construction activities despite the weakened ringgit and rising cost of construction


The Malaysian Construction Summit (MCS) Series is designed by Master Builders Association Malaysia (MBAM) as an annual event. The Summit built on the success of the inaugural 1st Malaysian Construction Summit 2008 which saw overwhelming support as it provided an interactive platform for participants that enabled key representatives from the   Government,   industry   stakeholders,   investors and regulators to constructively discuss and brainstorm issues with a view towards providing the industry with practical solutions for current challenges. The subsequent editions of the MCS allowed conference delegates to gain in-depth insights and exchanged views on the latest construction industry trends and happenings. We aim to continue on engaging the participants with the latest and most relevant topics of the day. The 8th MCS 2017 is not to be missed! Join us now and keep yourself updated with the 8th MCS 2017! 


Theme: Redefining Profit
Sub-theme: Value Creation through Quality and Safety

Construction industry development is a deliberate process to improve productivity, capacity and effectiveness of the construction industry in order to meet the demand for building and civil engineering, and to support sustained national economic and social development objectives.

Thus, the theme of the 8th MCS 2016, “Redefining Profit” with the sub theme “Value Creation through Quality and Safety” is timely as construction industry players are now more concerned about increasing Quality, Safety and Professionalism. The Malaysian construction industry is a labour-intensive industry that relies heavily on value creation through low labour cost. Although there are many Quality and Safety enhancers and technologies within the construction industry worldwide, Malaysia will need to find ways to utilise these systems even if the initial implementation of these methods may come at a high cost. 

Policymakers and industry players need to work together to help drive changes in the construction sector in regards to boosting Quality, Safety and Professionalism, possibly by setting both short- and long-term plans. The long-term goals of the construction sector are probably best addressed at the policy level, with recommendations made with the understanding that they will probably take years to implement. Short-term recommendations, however, can be possibly be implemented within businesses or on-going projects for immediate effect, if they do not involve any regulatory approval and only require a firm commitment to change for the better from relevant organisations.


What is the expected outlook for Malaysia in 2017?
How would the Malaysian construction industry be affected in 2017 and beyond?
What are the impacts of larger private sector and the participation of foreign construction companies in domestic infrastructure projects, and    increased vertical integration in the packaging of construction projects?
How can the CITP improve Quality, Safety and Professionalism?
What are the key issues and challenges currently affecting the Malaysian construction industry?
How to transform the Malaysia construction sector into a quality-based and safety-driven industry?
How to ensure critical policies and procedures in Malaysia are inline to help the construction industry innovate and achieve and sustain growth levels?  
How prepared is the Malaysian construction industry to adopt technology and innovation to further grow the industry? 


Provide inputs to Government agencies to explore and come up with practical solutions to address critical issues pertaining to Quality, Safety and Professionalism in the construction industry.
Analyse the performance of the construction industry with a view to find opportunities for growth.
Identify the critical issues impacting sustainable growth of the construction industry through proper development of strategies involving both the Government and the private sector.
Determine the future direction of the Malaysian construction industry in 2017 and beyond.
Manage risks and explore new avenues for growth.
Forge new business collaborations and linkages through interaction with other 8th MCS delegates.
Promote closer relationship and stronger bond among industry players in the Malaysian construction fraternity.


• Construction Stakeholders 
• Key Industry Players
• Developers and Owners, National and International Project Directors
• Planners, Architects and Designers
• Engineers
• Quantity Surveyors
• Builders and Specialist Contractors
• Civil Engineering and M & E Contractors
• CEO and Managing Directors
• Construction and Project Managers
• Commercial and Contract Managers
• Building and Construction Material Manufacturers and Distributors
• Procurement Purchasers and Buyers
• Government Officials
• Bankers, Insurance, Financial and Legal Practitioners
• Institutional Investors and Investment Advisors
• Project Consultants and Advisors
• Individual/Companies interested in the Malaysian Construction Industry
• Researchers
• Regional Managers
• Risk Managers
• Analysts


Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia (CIDB) 15 CCD
Department of Occupational Safety & Health (CEP) 8 CEP
Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) 5 CPD
Board of Architects Malaysia (LAM) 2 CPD
Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia (BQSM) 3 CPD
Malaysian Institute of Planners (MIP) 2 CPD

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