Malaysian Construction Industry
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John Rogers, Heap-Yih Chong, Christopher Preece, Chai Chai Lim and Himal Suranga Jayasena
Malaysian construction industry contributes significantly to the economy.
Several professional bodies and institutions are governing the practice in the industry.
Numerous policies have been prescribed that are intended to address chronic, systemic
weaknesses within the construction sector. Generally, these follow global trends and
lead the world in application. Generally too, their application is on public sector
projects where the sophisticated client can leverage demand side insistence that new
techniques and systems are employed. On the mid-range, conventionally procured,
private sector projects that are the single largest market sector, little empirical research
or tangible evidence exists of these techniques transfusing from public to private sector.
Therefore, although policies do exist to shape the strategic form and direction of the
industry, at a tactical level, with particular regard to BIM, they must be deemed
inadequate as to its ability to collaborate, provide and retrieve accurate information in
School of Built Environment Curtin University Australia.