International UNIMAS STEM EnCon2018 | 12 - 14 September 2018| Kuching, Sarawak

Keynote Speaker 4: Sr Mohamad Shazali Sulaiman

Sr Mohamad Shazali Sulaiman
Associate, KA Associates Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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The current scenario in the construction industry in Malaysia has changed dynamically and this has caused the quantity surveying profession developed. We are finally on the track of the much-augured fourth industrial age. The transformational technology that will bring about a new industrial revolution is already available, and across the global economy, businesses are beginning to leverage it to deliver huge productivity benefits. The roles of quantity surveying profession have evolved as the Clients not only employ for the basic and supplementary services but also for the revolutionary services such as adjudication, risk management, value engineering and development appraisal. As a result, quantity surveying profession has developed from the normal production of Bills of Quantities and administration of contract to the diversified ever-widening scope of services. This paper is a presentation of the changes in quantity surveying profession roles in Malaysia based on review of the basic and supplementary services and the new frontier services. It also gives an insight of the new competencies that are needed to stay relevant in the Malaysian construction industry.
Sr Mohamad Shazali Bin Sulaiman is currently an Associate of KA Associates, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. He has 18 years of professional experience are mainly in the areas of quantity surveying, construction cost management and construction contracts and has had first hand involvement in a variety of projects like office complex, residential development, clinics, university, schools and large infrastructure development such as highways, water retaining structure and major sewerage system. He has served prominent clients, both in the private and public sector.
He is currently the Chairman, BQSM Registration Promotional Committee, Committee Member of BQSM Registration & Qualification Committee, Councillor of the Royal Institution of Surveyors, Malaysia and active member of the Young Pacific Association Quantity Surveyors (PAQS) Group. In 2014, the Board of Quantity Surveyors, Malaysia awarded him with Anugerah Inspirasi LJBM 2014 for his achievement and contribution to the industry.