Industrialised Building System (IBS) has been introduced in Malaysia since early 1960s when Public Work Department (PWD) and Ministry of Housing and Local Government (MHLG) of Malaysia visited several European countries to evaluate their housing development program.
In 1963, the government sent a group of architect from PWD to learn industrialised building Denmark and France. Later that year, another group of architect from the Federal Capital Commission (FCC) was sent to France for about 6 month for exposure in industrialised building design.
In 1964, the Ministry of Housing and Local Government (MHLG) was being set up by the government to concentrate to development of housing. After the establishment, the officers from MHLG visited West Germany, Denmark and France to gather more information on industrialised building.