Thursday, April 10, 2014

BCA - Good Industry Practices

About  BCA (Building and Construction Authority)

The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) is an agency under the Ministry of National Development, championing the development of an excellent built environment for Singapore. “Built environment” refers to buildings, structures and infrastructure in our surroundings that provide the setting for the community’s activities.

BCA Publications

CONQUAS Enhancement Series 

Good Industry Practices Guide Book

The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) has been promoting the use of Construction Quality Assessment System or CONQUAS as the de facto national yardstick for measuring the workmanship quality of building projects. To meet the rising expectation of the homeowners, the Quality Mark (QM) Scheme was launched in July 2002 to propel the industry workmanship standards to a greater height.

To complement this, BCA has developed a series of publications called Good Industry Practices Guides . The objective of these guides is to share with the industry good work practices adopted by contractors and practitioners who are able to consistently deliver high quality work.

Good Industry Practices Guide Book can be downloaded from each  individual guide book page (chapter by chapter)

JKR - Specification for Low Voltage Internal Electrical Installation

Revision 2 - May 2011

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JKR - Inspection and Testing Plan (ITP)


Dokumen ini merupakan satu garis panduan bagi membantu staf JKR untuk mendapatkan ITP yang berkenaan dan berkaitan kerja tertentu daripada pihak kontraktor dan juga untuk dijadikan rujukan kepada staf JKR semasa kerja-kerja pengawasan projek.

Dokumen ITP Versi 1 ini mengandungi Pelan Pemeriksaan dan Pengujian terhadap empat (4) bidang iaitu Jalan, Arkitek, Elektrik dan Mekanikal.

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Sunday, March 2, 2014

GST - Guide on Construction Industry

Revised as at 18 November 2013

This industry guide is prepared to assist businesses in understanding matters with regards to GST treatment on Construction Industry.

Get it here

Royal Malaysian Customs - GST General Guild (0.6mb/102pg)
Royal Malaysian Customs - GST Industry Guides Webpage
Royal Malaysian Customs - GST Specific Guides Webpage


Thursday, February 20, 2014

Structure Plan Kuala Lumpur 2020


The preparation of the Kuala Lumpur Structure Plan 2020 is undertaken in the conviction that most of the policies of the 1984 Kuala Lumpur Structure Plan (KLSP 1984) need to be revised due to unprecedented economic boom and rapid changes in the last 20 years. Some of the major developments that have taken place were not anticipated in the structure plan. Development such as the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC), the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at Sepang and the transfer of federal government administrative functions to Putrajaya are anticipated to stimulate and influence future changes and growth. With globalisation gathering pace, Kuala Lumpur will encounter more challenges within a new international development era. The nation’s capital should be made ready for a competitive international role in the world of the 21st Century. In the light of hanges in the last twenty years and anticipated changes in the near future for a holistic development and good governance, it is timely to prepare a new structure plan for Kuala Lumpur.

Online Version:-



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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

ProjectLibre: Open source replacement of Microsoft Project

At least able to view & print Project 2013 files :-)


  • Microsoft Project replacement
  • Gantt Chart
  • New and updated version of OpenProj with hundreds of updates/bug fixes
  • Earned Value Costing
  • PERT Charts
  • Project Management software
  • RBS Chart
  • New version of OpenProj

ProjectLibre Webpage

The Basics of ProjectLibre

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Monday, February 17, 2014

Green Building Index: Practice Notes for the Quantity Surveyors

Greenbuildingindex(GBI) Certification Submissions Documentation &
Verifying and Certifying GBI Green Incremental Cost for Tax Incentives

The  purpose  of  the  greenbuildingindex  (GBI)  Certification: Practice  Notes  for  Quantity Surveyors  is to establish  a  guidance  document  to  assist  Quantity  Surveyors  (QS)  in  their submissions  for  GBI   certification  and  Verifying  and  Certifying  greenbuildingindex  (GBI)  Green Incremental Cost for Tax Incentives.

This document is however only indicative and is neither an exhaustive nor definitive reference to the GBI rating tool.

Part I of this guide will cover the role of the project QS the submission for GBI certification. The guidance document covers only those GBI Assessment Criteria where the QS is directly involved with as per the GBI Design Reference Guides.

Part II of this guide will cover the role of the project QS in verifying and certifying the GBI Green Incremental Cost for Tax Incentives and a sample submission is provided as a guide.

In the overall GBI Implementation process, often the QS’s involvement is not only limited to the Assessment Criteria highlighted in the GBI Design Reference Guides. The QS is often indirectly involved  in  matters  related  to  cost  and  tender/contract  documentation  relating  to  green requirements.

For instance the QS is, to provide the parameter of the approved conceptual design in terms of quantities, rates and budget allocated so as to allow the greenbuildingindex Facilitator (GBIF) to work out the cost premium to achieve the different rating grades; providing alternative costing for the suggested green items; in cost administration adopting the green requirements in the tender/contract documents; and etc.

Rev0 August 2013

Green Building Index Webpage

Resources Page

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