An extraordinary feat of collaboration unfolded as UiTM Technoventure and the Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) seamlessly orchestrated the remarkable MBSA Digital Construction Convention 2023, held on October 17-18, 2023. Under the banner of ‘Leading the Digital Transformation in Project Management,’ this convention beckoned over 250 passionate participants, including seasoned professionals, industrious contractors, local authorities, esteemed academics, and eager students.
The grand inauguration was graced by none other than Ir Hj Cheremi Bin Tarman, the Deputy Mayor of MBSA, setting the tone for an exceptional event. The convention revolved around three pivotal forums, each delving into the cutting-edge realm of ‘Digital Technologies Transformation in Project Management.’ Guided by the insightful Datin Sr Norani Amat, MBSA’s Head of Tender and Quantity Survey, this first forum featured a distinguished panel comprising Ts Muhammad Khairi Sulaiman, JKR Director of BIM, Ar Zamri Ismail, Director & BIM Manager of Zamri Ismail Arkitek, and Dato’ Ts Hj Mohd Taufik Haron, CEO of IKRAM Works.
The second forum, ‘Encouraging Digitization in Project Management: Blueprinting the Digital Technologies,’ was masterfully moderated by the erudite Professor Sr Ts Dr Abdul Hadi Nawawi from UiTM Shah Alam. This engaging forum boasted a trio of luminaries: Dato Dr Ts Gerald Sundaraj, Director of CIDBWKL, Ms. Izrinda Farini Rosli, Senior Planning Manager at Sunway Construction, and Dr Mohd Nazri Bajuri, Director of KAGOOL.
On the second day, the third and final forum, ‘Digitalization in Project Management: Industrial Insights,’ was expertly moderated by the eminent Professor Dr Mohamad Nidzam Rahmat from UiTM Shah Alam. The panel of industry giants featured Abi Safwan Mazran Ibrahim, the visionary behind 3D Parametric, Ismail Bukhari, a Senior Tunnel Engineer at MMC Gamuda, and Ts Azita Yusoof, a distinguished Construction Manager at YTL. These forums yielded invaluable insights and shared experiences on digital transformation, projecting the future of Malaysia’s construction industry into a new era.
Moreover, the convention served as a dynamic platform for showcasing the latest advancements in digital technologies. Renowned companies such as IKRAM, BIMAGE Consulting, Selangor Advance/Capbay, Keymag Controls, and RDM graced the exhibition booths, exhibiting the future of construction technology. The curtains of this illustrious event descended with a stirring closing address by Professor Dr Mohamad Nidzam Rahmat, the head of the MBSA Convention 2023, as he eloquently summarized the profound outcomes of all three forums, underscoring the imperative need for digital transformation across the construction landscape in the near future.
Such a resounding success was made possible through the unwavering commitment and relentless support of UiTM Technoventure consultants and the MBSA organizing team. Their dedication culminated in the realization of this event, which coincided with the vibrant celebration of Shah Alam City Day. The convention’s overarching mission was to assemble professionals, technical luminaries, industry experts, technology providers, and stakeholders in the construction sphere, all with the shared purpose of pioneering the use of digital technology in the management of construction projects.