Building defects are physical problems found in the infrastructure or outer finish of a building. Building defects arise through inappropriate or poor design, specification and construction as well as to insufficient attention given to building maintenance. Such faults may have been present since the beginning, or more commonly may find their trigger later down the track due to a fault in the original construction or design of the building. Aside from the recent spike in news reports about deadly fires, including the one in Pudu’s famous Wai Sek Kai, deadly Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah tahfiz inferno in Kuala Lumpur, and less than two weeks after the Sekolah Tinggi Islam As-Sofa blaze in Rembau and a fire in a religious school in Klang after that, there are also disasters caused by latent defects in the building or through more permanent forms of renovations – resulting in collapse or falling debris like what happened in Port Dickson when the ceiling of a hotel collapsed on their unsuspecting guests.

So with all that in mind, the question of the day is, how does Malaysia ensure that its buildings are safe to live /work in? Property defects and building safety have been major concerns for many years in Malaysia. However, it has been brought to greater attention after the tragedies that have occurred in the past months. For example, after a fire at a tahfiz centre in Malaysia claimed the lives of 23 people at a school in Kuala Lumpur on Sept 14, it was notified that only 80 out of 1,238 tahfiz centres nationwide have building approval from the Fire and Rescue Department. On that note, The Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM) and Registered Building Survey (RBS) practitioners have proposed that the government comply with periodic safety inspections of high-density buildings once every two years, rather than the current practice of once every 10 years. The surveyors’ inspection and assessment of a building is not only from a security standpoint, but also covers audit of the entire building, including aspects of function, health and safety conditions at the time.

Comfori’s inaugural Building Defects & Safety Conference 2018 will deliver a solution-driven agenda that is the go-to location for building safety and design professionals to learn about the latest products and services needed to keep buildings safe and meet and maintain compliance with accepted codes and standards in Malaysia. The Building Defects & Safety Conference 2017 brings professionals from the built environment including local tradesmen, architects, engineers, along with plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas, building and fire safety professionals to make it easier to exchange critical information on the latest technologies for building a safer, and more resilient world.





• Receive an overview of property defects and building safety issues in Malaysia
• Gain opportunity to engage with Malaysia & Global Building Safety and Maintenance professionals
• Discover new knowledge on exploring preventive measures in the various building defects issues in Malaysia
• Learn the effective fire prevention methods for buildings
• Discuss significant issues that have occurred in construction industry in Malaysia
• Assess future prospects of Building Maintenance in Malaysia


• Overview of property defects and building safety issues in Malaysia
• Updates on the The Certificate of Compliance and Completion
• Industrialised Building System (IBS) Implmentation In Malaysia
• Key Causes To Building Defects In Malaysia And How The Respected Prevention Method
• Fire Safety for Landed and High-Rise Buildings
• Strata Guide To Building Defects
• The Future of Building Maintenance


This conference is specifically tailor made for top decision makers, MDs, C-Suite Executives, VPs, GMs, HODs, City Mayors, City Government Officials of the following departments:
• Asset and Facilities Management
• Building and Infrastructure Technologies
• Building and Property Management
• City, Town and Country Planning
• Energy Management
• Engineering – Civil, Mechanical and Electrical
• Environmental and Energy Conservation
• Environmental Strategy
• Land and Administration
• Project Management
• State Authorities
• Statutory Planning
• Sustainability Development
• Urban Design and Architecture
• Urban Infrastructure Planning and Development

• Architecture and Design
• Mayor’s Office
• City Planning Municipalities/Councils
• Construction and Property Development
• Infrastructure Development
• Public Work
• Urban Wellbeing and Housing