Act 520 was passed in 1994 to establish the Lembaga Pembangunan Industri Pembinaan Malaysia, also known as the Malaysian Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB), and to provide for its functions relating to the construction industry and for matters connected.
An amendment to the Act was made in 2011 – Act 520 (Amendment 2011) – and was gazetted by Works Minister Fadillah Yusof to come into force on 1 June, 2015. The amendment’s main focus was construction quality and safety.
The amendment encompasses three main areas:
- Enhancing construction quality through registration of construction personnel as well as skills and competency certification;
- Ensuring quality of building material and compliance with standards; and
- Contractors and site managers’ responsibility to ensure safety of buildings during or after the construction work.