KUALA LUMPUR: TH Properties Sdn Bhd, the property arm of Lembaga Tabung Haji, will be tapping the expertise of the Malaysian Society for Engineering & Technology (mSET) for continued value-add to its development projects.
TH Properties chief executive officer Zaharuddin Saidon said it was vital for a developer to look at quality and not just the bottom line.
“The tie-up with mSET will help us better identify building procedures and improve construction efficiency and quality,” he told a press conference announcing the tie-up with mSET yesterday.
Set up in December 2007, mSET comprises a large pool of engineers, quality surveyors, architects, engineering technologists, technicians and allied professionals.
Its president Prof Abang Abdullah Abang Ali said mSET was formed to reach out to the large number of engineers, engineering technologists and technicians who were not professionally networked.
“Collaborating with TH Properties will help improve the level of performance of our professionals,” he said.
Zaharuddin said TH Properties would be seeking mSET’s assistance in the development of all of its projects. Besides its flagship project in Bandar Enstek, Negri Sembilan, the company also has a number of projects in the Klang Valley.
“We will seek its (mSET) assistance as and when necessary,” he said, adding that mSET was well-connected with foreign-based professional organisations.
“Finding the right consultants can take time and delay projects. Through mSET, we can have speedy access to a host of local and foreign professionals,” he said.
He added that by having a pool of consultants at its disposal, TH Properties could carry out its construction works more prudently.
On another note, Zaharuddin said it was premature for the Government to consider reviewing all existing developments near hillslopes following the landslide at Bukit Antarabangsa last Saturday.
“Projects should not be halted just because of a disaster. Land is scarce and we still need to develop projects on hillsides.
“This is where engineers and architects play a crucial part in giving good advice to developers on their projects,” he said.