Quality workmanship is important in today's construction industry. The
high quality achieved in building projects ensures future marketability
and enhances the confidence of clients.
The QLASSIC is a quality assessment system developed by Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB), Malaysia whereas CONQUAS® is from Building Construction Authority (BCA), Singapore. Both quality assessment systems are widely used in Malaysia to measure quality level achieved on completed building projects.
The Construction Quality Assessment System (CONQUAS â),
introduced in Singapore since 1989, serves as a standard assessment
system on the quality of building projects. A defacto national yardstick
for the industry, CONQUAS â has been
periodically fine-tuned to keep pace with changes in technology and
quality demands of a more sophisticated population. In 1998, BCA
introduced a number of new features to CONQUAS â resulting in the launch of CONQUAS â 21. Such refinements make CONQUAS â scoring more comprehensive and customer oriented. The latest CONQUASâ 8th edition was launched on 31 October 2012 to promote design and materials which support both high quality and productivity.
By using CONQUAS â as a standardized method of quality assessment, developers are able to use the CONQUAS â score to set targets for contractors to achieve and also assess the quality of the finished building.
- The National Construction Cost Centre or N3C is a key initiative undertaken by CIDB
to fulfill one of CIDB’s functions under Part II, Section 4(1)(e) and
(h) of Act 520 that is “to provide consultancy and advisory services
with respect to the construction industry” and “to initiate and maintain
a construction industry information system”. The main objective of N3C is to provide construction cost information with respect to the following:-
Building materials price, labour wage rate, machineries hire rate & equipment purchase price
Cost indices pertaining to building materials, labour, machineries & equipment
Construction costs indices for major categories of buildings
labour productivity on selected trades in construction works including
labour unit rates (cost data collection is under development).
The cost information currently available on this website is as follows:-
1. Harga Bahan Bangunan
Monthly publication Peninsular Malaysia (69 major items) Sabah & Sarawak (66 major items)
Quarterly publication Peninsular Malaysia (269 items) Sabah & Sarawak (245 items)
2. Kadar Gaji Buruh
Half yearly publication Selected states (20 categories of construction workers) Selected states (15 categories of plant and machine operators)
3. Kadar Sewa Jentera & Harga Belian Peralatan
Half yearly publication Selected states (166 items for machinery hire rate, List A) Selected states (116 items for equipment purchase price, List B)
4. Indeks Kos Bahan Binaan Bangunan
Monthly publication 6 regions in Peninsular Malaysia [by works section (until December 2010), categories of buildings & materials group] 3 towns in Sabah [by works section (until December 2010), categories of buildings & materials group] 3 towns in Sarawak [by works section (until December 2010), categories of buildings & materials group]
5. Labour Cost Index (LCI)
6 regions in Peninsular Malaysia 3 towns in Sabah 3 towns in Sarawak
6. Machinery & Equipment Cost Index (MECI)
Monthly publication 6 regions in Peninsular Malaysia
3 towns in Sabah
3 towns in Sarawak
7. Building Cost Index (BCI)
6 regions in Peninsular Malaysia3 towns in Sabah 3 towns in Sarawak
8. Harga Komponen M & E
Monthly publication Selected states (363 items for equipment purchase price)
JKH ini dikemaskini 2 tahun sekali oleh Unit
Kos, BPKK, CKUB berasaskan harga pasaran semasa bahan-bahan binaan, upah
buruh dan sewa loji/jentera.
Ia disusun mengikut senarai
ketukangan kerja iaitu: Piling, Excavation, Concretor, Bricklayer,
Drainlayer, Roofer, Carpenter and Joiner, Ironmongery, Steel and
Ironworker, Pavior, Plasterer and Tile Fixer, Plumber, Glazier, Painter
and Road, Culvert, Fencing and Turfing.
Jadual Kadar Harga Kerja-kerja Kecil dan Memperbaiki
dikemaskini setiap dua tahun sekali oleh Bahagian Perolehan dan Khidmat
Kos, Cawangan Kontrak dan Ukur Bahan berdasarkan ketetapan Kementerian
Kewangan. Jadual Kadar Harga ini hendaklah digunakan untuk perkiraan kos
bagi kerja-kerja yang dijalankan secara undi dan tidak sekali-kali
boleh digunakan untuk mengira harga bagi kerja-kerja perubahan (VO) di
dalam mana-mana kontrak yang berasaskan senarai kuantiti atau pelan dan
Kerja-kerja undi yang dimaksudkan di sini ialah
kerja-kerja memperbaiki bangunan, jalan, longkang, membersihkan kawasan
dan lain-lain kerja pembaikan yang tidak mengubah struktur asal yang
nilainya tidak melebihi RM100,000. Jadual Kadar Harga ini disusun
mengikut senarai ketukangan kerja berkaitan dengan pembaikan dan
Published annually, the Langdon
& Seah Construction Cost Handbook is a handy reference for the
construction industry providing useful nuggets of both industry related
information and reference material.
The information contained
within the LS Construction Cost Handbook is structured to allow ease of
retrieving the wealth of data compiled from the firm’s involvement in
projects, big and small, across Asia.
For further information
and advice related to any particular project, please contact any of the
regional offices listed in the Directory of Langdon & Seah - a
multidisciplinary regional construction cost consultants employing more
than 2,800 personnel in 40 offices spread throughout 13 Asian countries.
•Construction Cost Data
•General Construction Data
•M & E Costs Data
•ACMV Costs for Design and Developments
•Fit Out Costs
•Unit Costs for Ancillary Facilities
•Tender Price Indices
•Current Construction Regulations
•Country Contacts, Office locations and Maps
Unless otherwise stated, costs reflected in the handbook are costs as at 4th Quarter 2012.
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