The History of IBS in Malaysia - 1990 - 1997

In this booming period of Malaysian construction 1994 -1997, hybrid IBS application used in many national iconic landmarks such as Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (steel beam and roof trusses and precast concrete slab: Victor Buyck Steel Construction), Lightweight Railway Train (LRT), KL Sentral Station (steel roof structure and precast hollow core: RSPA – Bovis), KL Tower (steel beams and columns for tower head: Wayss and Freytag), Kuala Lumpur International Airport (steel roof structure: KLIAB – Eversendai) and Petronas Twin Towers (steel beams and steel decking for the floor system – Mayjus JV and SKJ JV). 

The booming period of construction during that time includes the development and construction of new administration capital of Malaysia; Putrajaya and Cyberjaya. Both cities are the massive development areas consist of new government buildings, business boulevard and residential area, and most of them were built in IBS or a hybrid IBS, combination between IBS and conventional construction. 

In this period, Setia Precast Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary of SP Setia Bhd has established a firm reputation as Malaysia’s leading IBS specialist in precast technology for high-rise residential apartment. In 1990 - 1997, they had successfully constructed more than 10,000 units of residential apartments up to 18 storeys in Ampang, Puchong, Sungai Petani and Putrajaya

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