Day Two opened on a high-note with the opening ceremony of the International Construction Week (ICW) and Ecobuild SEA 2017, graced by the presence YB Dato’Sri Haji Fadillah Bin Haji Yusof, Minister of Works at the Ball Room 1, Level 3, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. In his opening remarks, YB Dato’ Sri Haji Fadillah Bin Haji Yusof highlighted the ICW celebrating its 17 years as a platform for industry players and the 4th year of Ecobuild SEA. The event plays host to 15,000 industry professionals from the local and international community to converge and to showcase their products, technologies, services and projects, share ideas and forge new partnerships.

The opening ceremony followed by ribbon cutting symbolising the official opening of the event. After the opening ceremony, YB Dato’ Sri Haji Fadillah Bin Haji Yusof accompanied by Datuk Rosnah Binti Haji Abdul Rashid Shirlin, Deputy Minister of Works, Dato’Sri Zohari Bin Haji Akob, Secretary General, Ministry of Works, Tan Sri Dr. Ir Ahmad Tajuddin Ali, Chairman CIDB Malaysia, Dato’ Ir. Ahmad’ Asri Bin Abdul Hamid, Chief Executive CIDB Malaysia, Dato’ Ir. Mohtar Bin Musri, Director General, Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Ahmad Mustaffa Babjee, Chairman of UBM ASEAN and Mr M Gandhi, Managing Director of ASEAN Business, UBM Asia toured the Ecobuild SEA 2017 exhibition hall including CIDB Construction Career Fair with more than 100 participating companies.

“The Construction Industry Transformation Programme (CITP) is positioned with initiatives to improve the Quality and Safety of the construction industry. Under the strategic thrust of improving quality, safety, and professionalism of the industry, CITP has set in place an overall target reducing 50% of worksite fatalities and injuries by 2020. The goals are based on 2015 baseline fatality rate of 10.94 per 100,000 workers. I thank all of you for your participation and we certainly look forward to your presence again next year.”

Dato’ Sri Haji Fadillah Bin Haji Yusof
Ministry of Works

Event Highlights

BSL Product Launching
YBhg Dato’ Abdul Razak Bin Abdul Majid, Chairman of Energy Comission representing YB Datuk Seri Panglima Dr Maximus Johnity Ongkili, Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water officiated the launch of Malaysia’s first “locally assembled” solar string inverter range at ASEAN Solar co-located with Ecobuild SEA 2017 in Hospitality Lounge 2. Also present at the event were SEDA Chairman Datuk Dr Yee Moh Chai and Chief Operating Officer Ir Akmal Rahimi Abu Samah.

During the product launch, Mr Lim Chi Haur, Managing Director of BSL Eco Energy highlighted that “we are launching the first solar string inverter range in Malaysia to receive “locally assembled” certification from SEDA. This certification can provide a significant boost to the attractiveness of solar investments in Malaysia, and at the same time enrich the knowledge and skills of the local solar industry. He added that a 1MW installation in Kedah could potentially generate additional revenue of approximately RM1.5 million over 21 years. Mr Lim also announced that BSL Eco Energy’s inverters would be used in 100MW solar farm in Binh Thuan Province, Vietnam.”

Open Idea Competition 2017- Youth Dome in Steel

The Open Idea Competition 2017 ; a highly challenging project designed in steel. The primary aim of the competition is to provide students of architecture and civil engineering in Malaysia with the unique opportunity to collaborate in a building design that employs steel as the main structural and finishing materials.

University Teknologi Malaysia
University Teknologi Malaysia
University Technology Mara
ICW Conference
Seminar by DOSH

International Construction Safety Leadership Conference is one of the key highlights of ICW 2017, featured presentations on the implementation of Construction Design Management (CDM), a key reference towards a safer and higher quality construction industry. Based on the CDM framework, the DOSH developed the guidelines on Occupational Safety and Health in Construction Industry (Management). The guideline is created to put Safety and Health as a focus throughout the construction process, from conception, design, to the planning and management of construction projects.

Ir. Dr. Mohd Fairuz Ab Rahman from Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) presented on Construction Management Guidelines. He said the safety in construction must start from the designer while drafting the plan. Then the organization makes sure everyone has the right information, instruction, training and supervision. Required level will depend on the risks involved in the project, complexity and scale of the project, and the level of skills, knowledge, training and experience of the workforce. Fundamental of Safety – giving the right information, for the right people and at the right time.


Our panel is self-sufficient, using no energy whatsoever apart from the Sun, so Ecobuild certainly appealed to us and along with residential developers we have met many other people here from a multinational turnout. We have also met many developers who are all eco-friendly, eco-based. We will absolutely be back in Ecobuild SEA 2018 as we are very happy with the service that we were given to date. We’d like to thank the organisers, they’ve done a really good job and it’s really well-presented and we look forward to Ecobuild again next year.

Chris Buse
Fcubed Malaysia Inc


I heard about Ecobuild through emails from the organiser of the show. This is the first time that I am visiting Ecobuild. I came here for exposure and to find about what is happening in the industry as well as to network for future partners and potential clients. I am also here to source the latest products from the solar sector including Photovoltaic solutions. So far, the event has been good and I would definitely be back for Ecobuild SEA 2018 for sure!

Adrian Gan
Chematic Industrial Resources Sdn Bhd