Foo Eu Jin - 23 June 2014
PETALING JAYA: Lafarge Malaysia Bhd launched its construction development laboratory (CDL), the first in Southeast Asia, demonstrating the company's commitment to "building better cities" in Malaysia.
The CDL, the sixth in the world, is strategically located in the Klang Valley and aims to promote construction efficiency by adapting innovative solutions to better meet Malaysian construction and building needs.
Lafarge Malaysia president and chief executive officer Bradley Mulroney said the company is committed to contributing towards sustainable construction by providing the Malaysian construction industry, with solutions that can help promote construction efficiency.
"The CDL will enable us to test, adapt and tailor innovative solutions developed by the group's research centre in Lyon, France. This will accelerate the development and delivery of offerings to better meet local construction needs.
"Lafarge Malaysia expects to host experts from Lyon on a regular basis, who will be instrumental in technology transfer to Malaysia.
"Through the CDL, Lafarge is able to tap into its group's global experience and technical know-how for the benefit of the local construction industry," Mulroney said at the CDL launch, here, yesterday.
He said the CDL will also serve as a collaboration hub for Lafarge Malaysia to work closely with stakeholders to further understand local needs and challenges.
"Architects, developers, engineers and others can come together to participate in the development and testing of new ideas and solutions. The company plans to partner local universities to allow students to use its CDL in boosting concrete technology."