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Press Release - 6 January 2016

NEW, VIBRANTLY COLOURED CLASSROOM BLOCKS IN FRESH MODERN DESIGN FOR SJK (T) DENGKIL

KUALA LUMPUR, 6 November 2016:

PRIMARY SCHOOL REVITALISED AHEAD OF 2016 SCHOOL YEAR

On the first day of the 2016 school year, pupils of SJK (T) Dengkil were welcomed back to school with two new classroom blocks to replace two former classroom blocks that came into disrepair. The feat of constructing of two new classroom blocks from plan to completion in 5 short weeks was made possible through IRIS Industrialized Building System (IBS). At the core of this system is the compressed EPS (expanded polystyrene) that is non-toxic, lightweight and excellent for thermal insulation in promoting energy efficiency.

Demolition of the old classroom blocks took place at the start of the 2015 year-end holidays and two new blocks were constructed and completed just in time for the commencement of the 2016 school year. Had conventional construction methods been used, the school blocks would have taken between 3 and 6 months to complete.

To increase the use of technology advancements in the construction sector, the Government of Malaysia actively promotes the use of IBS. Use of IBS has been given prominence in Budget 2016 by Prime Minister Dato Seri Najib Tun Razak, under the Second Priority: Increasing Productivity, Innovation and Green Technology.

IBS construction uses pre-made building components which are manufactured in a controlled factory environment, and then transported to the build site for instant construction and assembly. To speed up construction of SJK (T) Dengkil’s new single storey and double storey classroom blocks, IRIS used a combination of structural steel, bond deck and IRIS IBS wall panels.

“We are happy to be able to help SJK (T) Dengkil achieve its goal of reopening in 2016 with 2 new classroom blocks. We are also very happy to showcase our IRIS IBS energy-saving, high-speed construction method by completing two classroom blocks in 5 shorts weeks. We hope teachers, pupils and parents will like the new learning environment,” said Datuk Tan Say Jim, Group Managing Director of IRIS Corporation Berhad.