KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 21 : The adoption of the Construction Industry Development Board’s (CIDB) Quality Assessment System in Construction (QLASSIC) has consistently increased with the overall total number of projects assessed at 1,515 since its introduction in 2007.
CIDB’s Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Ir Ahmad Asri Abdul Hamid, said the adoption rates had increased based on the number of projects assessed, which stood at 311 in 2016, 270 in 2015 and 272 in 2014.
“This year, we are encouraged by the increase in the number of projects that achieved a score of 80 per cent and above.
With the current QLASSIC growth trend, we are confident to achieve the quality and safety aspirations as outlined in the Construction Industry Transformation Programme,” he said at the CIDB’s QLASSIC Day 2017 here today, which was officiated by the Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof.
Fadillah also launched the Quality Guidebook for Homeowners, an information kit on QLASSIC explaining how to assess the quality of one’s house using the method.
QLASSIC is a system and method to assess and evaluate the quality of workmanship of building projects based on the Construction Industry Standard, which was established as a means to objectively compare the quality of workmanship projects through a scoring system.
To-date, 43 developers and contractors had achieved a score of above 80 per cent based on the QLASSIC for property and commercial projects.
“I hope more industry players would give priority to high-quality work and apply QLASSIC to assess their projects. We are currently promoting the use of QLASSIC as the symbol for quality in building construction work,” Ahmad Asri said.
He said the average score for QLASSIC had increased to 72 per cent in 2016 from 69.6 per cent in 2014.