IEM Sabah – DID Sabah : 2-Day Workshop on “Malaysian Civil Engineering Standard Method of Measurement (MyCESMM2)”

Date    : 17 August 2020 – 18 August 2020 (Monday - Tuesday) 
Time   : 8.00am – 5.30pm
Venue : Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa, Tuaran, Sabah.

CPD Hours: 13
BEM Approved: IEMSABAH/2020/12


Civil Engineering Standard Method of Measurement (2nd revision) (MyCESMM2) has now been recognised by the Malaysian Government as a Malaysian Standard, MS 2701:2018. This initiative is part of the overall strategy to raise the standards of the local construction industry to be on par with developed economies and achieves one of the KPIs set under the Government’s Construction Industry Transformation Programme 2016 – 2020 (CITP).

MyCESMM2 was recognised as MS 2701:2018 by the Department of Standards Malaysia, which is under the purview of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry. The document was launched at a ceremony on 8th January 2019 in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, by Tuan Baru Bian, the Minister of Works.

MyCESMM2 replaces the current Malaysian Standard Method for Measurement of Civil Engineering (MyCESMM) covering a wider range of civil engineering works. It is expected to contribute towards delivering cost effective civil engineering projects through the adoption of best practices in the preparation of the Bill of Quantities (BQ). The implementation of MyCESMM2 would eliminate discrepancies and ambiguities in the BQ, facilitate better understanding of the nature of work to be done and thus reduce potential claims and dispute arising during the construction stage. This MyCESMM2 is the mandatory course for all those who are involved in all engineering works.MS 2701:2018 is now a national standard that can be applied to all infrastructural projects in the country. It integrates various specifications that previously existed in the Malaysian market, while consolidating best industry practices from around the world. Importantly, the recognition of MyCESMM2 as a Malaysian Standard was achieved after a long consultative and collaborative process with industry stakeholders, technical agencies as well as higher learning institutions,” he added.

The introduction of MS 2017:2018 is one of the key initiatives to create a culture of high quality and professionalism in the Malaysian construction industry, thereby raising the quality of Malaysian construction practices to international standards. This will increase the competitiveness of Malaysian construction players in the global market, which is in line with the outcomes envisioned in the CITP’s Internationalisation strategic thrust.


This course consist lectures, workshops, and presentations on important MyCESMM2 matters in the following manners:

  • Standard Method of Measurement (SMM) in relation to preparation of Bill of Quantities (BQ), function of BQ, why standardised BQ is needed, SMM in construction procurement without SMM, benefits of standardizing the BQ for civil engineering works using MyCESMM
  • Introduction to CESMM (2003), MyCESMM (2011), the newly revised MyCESMM2 (2018) and the new MS2701:2018
  • Principles of MyCESMM2; Definitions, general principle, application of the work classifications, coding & numbering of items, preparation of BQ, completion, pricing and use of BQ, and finally method-related charges
  • Introduction to selected work classes; General Items, Roads & Pavings and Earthworks
  • For detail items, to cover work classifications of Piling, Concrete, Piling and Drainage works

  • Prepare BQ description by extraction from Library of Standard BQ description for MyCESMM2
  • Taking off, Abstracting and prepare BQ in-line with MyCESMM2

Brief Biodata of Certified MyCESMM2 Trainer

B. Sc. In Civil Engineering (University of Nebraska, Lincoln-NE, USA)
Master of Business Administration (International Islamic University Malaysia)
Corporate Secretary Certificate (Open University Malaysia)
Professional Engineer, Board of Engineers Malaysia (P.Eng.)
Corporate Member, Institution of Engineers Malaysia (MIEM)

Ir. Hj. Shahul Ikram graduated from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln-NE, USA with an Honours degree in Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering). Thereafter, he continued and completed his postgraduate degree from the International Islamic University Malaysia with a Master of Business Administration. He is also a licensed Professional Engineer with the Board of Engineers, Malaysia and a corporate member of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia. Ir. Hj. Shahul Ikram had more than 20 years experience managing various projects in engineering, construction industries and project managements.

Some of many significant projects he managed were the design, build and construction of Politeknik Perlis, Perlis Indera Kayangan (RM242.5m) for Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia and Road from Ulu Pauh Melalui to Padang Besar, Perlis (RM73m) for Jabatan Kerja Raya Malaysia. He was also involved in the upgrading of Klang Valley Electrified Double Track (RM1.41B) and Pantai 2 Sewage Treatment Plant (RM983m).

Registration Fees (per person)

IEM Member

Full Package        : RM 1,850.00
Normal Package   : RM 1,500.00
Workshop Only    : RM    900.00


Full Package        : RM 1,950.00
Normal Package   : RM 1,600.00
Workshop Only    : RM 1,000.00

  • Limited seats available
  • Closing Date for Registration: 03 August 2020 (Thursday)
  • Full Package : Workshop + 2 Night Stay + 2 Breakfasts + Dinner
  • Normal Package : Workshop + 1 Night Stay + Breakfast + Dinner
  • Additional hotel stay (from 14 – 18 August 2020 only) can be arranged at RM350/per night
  • Please register early. Participants must fulfill at least 75% of attendance per event to be eligible for CPD certificate.
  • Official MyCESMM2 book reference is included to participants pending availability.
  • All course participants are required to bring own Notebook to operate MS Excel.

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