SCIB unveils an example of an IBS house built with 3D technology

Len Talif and Asri visiting the site of the 3D printed house. — Photo by Nur Shazreena Ali

KUCHING (October 4): Wholly-owned subsidiary SCIB Industrialized Building System Sdn Bhd (SIBS), civil engineering specialist Sarawak Consolidated Industries Bhd (SCIB), has unveiled an example of a house built using a building system. 3D printing from COBOD International A/S, Copenhagen, 3D construction specialist based in Denmark.

The show house, located in the premises of the Kuching campus of the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB), was built in collaboration with Akademi Binaan Malaysia (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd (ABM), an assessment center and training of the CIDB in Sarawak which caters to the development and upgrading of skills in the state’s construction industry.

SIBS is primarily involved in the supply and installation of IBS components and owns the 3D printing machines that produce the IBS components.

Deputy Minister of Town Planning, Land Administration and Environment, Datu Len Talif Salleh, was present to witness the unveiling of the show house, accompanied by SCIB Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Rosland Othman, and CIDB CEO, Datuk Ir. Ahmad ‘Asri Abdul Hamid.

“The 3D printing system was acquired as part of our innovation initiatives and to explore the possibilities of deploying this technology in the national construction industry,” said SCIB Director Tuan Haji Abdul Hadi. bin Datuk Abdul Kadir.

“Building the IBS Sample House using 3D technology has given us invaluable knowledge and experience that will help facilitate the development of training programs that we hope to provide workers in the construction industry. who want to improve their skills and knowledge.”

SCIB also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ABM on October 3, 2022, in conjunction with the CIDB and CIDB Technologies Sarawak Chapter Graduation Ceremony for students.

The two parties have agreed under the MoU to explore and identify training and evaluation of IBS-related programs and courses, as well as to share information, technical knowledge and professional experiences. leading to the establishment of IBS training courses and modules that can add value and improve standards. , skills and understanding of construction workers, especially in Sarawak.

“We are pleased to work with ABM to develop programs that will enhance the skills and knowledge of the construction industry,” Rosland said.

“The deployment of technologies such as 3D printing comes at a time when companies are being scrutinized for the impact of their operations on the environment and society.

“Businesses have a central role to play in society and a key part of that is operating responsibly.”