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BEM Code of Ethics/Regulations

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CEng, FIMechE
Vice President, The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia
Chairman, IEM Qualification & Admission Committee
Chairman of Executive Board IEM Training Centre Sdn Bhd
Director, IEM Academy Sdn Bhd
Committee Member, BEM CCC
Vice Chairman, Engineering Accreditation Council
Code of Ethics / Regulations
BEM Mandatory Course
Enhanced Engineering Professionalism
Role of Engineers
Understand and Exposed
Expectations of Public
You should have take great pride in the
professional path upon which you are embarking.
Engineering has been pivotal in shaping this
country's industrial capability and improved the
economy. More significantly, engineering's
accomplishments over the past century have
utterly transformed the world and greatly
improved our standard of living.
Engineering achievements extend from the
more notable today: computers, the internet, and
what to us is commonplace, electricity.
Unfortunately, and taken for granted,
technological innovation has become so
commonplace that, regretfully, engineers are
not recognized by our society for their
contributions to our standard of living.
Also there is a lack of appreciation by most
young people of the tremendous value of an
engineering undergraduate education.
The future for engineering is bright Half of
Fortune 500 CEO's are engineers
Registration of Engineer Act, 1967
Act 138
Engineer means a Civil Engineer, Electrical
Engineer, Mechanical Engineer or Structural
Engineer or other person qualified to be
registered under this act.
Registered Professional Engineer means an
Engineer registered under section 10 (2)
Engineering in
Practice in


5 Basic Questions
1. What an engineer can do?
2. What make a good engineer?
3. What make a good entrepreneur?
4. How Entrepreneur understand the Business
5. How Engineers need to adopt and adapt to be a
successful Entrepreneur?
What makes a good Engineer
One has good basic training of the fundamental
laws of nature.
Observant of events that go around you and ask
the right questions-
Can I design & build something that work like
what I see in nature?
Can I improve it?
Can I innovate something new?
Law of Nature
Fundamental Laws
Solid, Fluid, Gas
Friction, Heat, Thermodynamics
Energy and its conservation
Other Fundamental laws
of Nature
Nothing can grow exponentially forever.
All things are subject to CHANGE, its a matter
of TIME.
Anything small, x2 will become bigger.
Anything big, /2 will become smaller.
Everything is POSSIBLE only we dont
understand them all.
Hard and smart work produces winners.
What is Entrepreneurship
A way of thinking and an approach to noval and
complex problems;
Solving problems in a viable way;
An art of finding profitable solutions to
Successful entrepreneur or businessperson is
someone who is able to identify a problem and
come up with a solution before someone else
What makes a good Entrepreneur

Understanding of the Business Concept of

Having thought thro the pros & cons of
business challenge and the goal he wants to reach
by taking calculated RISK.
Having the proper characters of a successful
Nature Laws of Business
Laws of supply & demand.
The more unique product and the more
demand you have, the more profit you can make.
The more margin you make out of your
product, the more competitors it will attract.
Long term survival depends on the
development thro innovation & design of new
products for the markets.
Natural Laws of Business
All products and business have their life cycles.

All your employees are getting older and more

expensive as time goes by. Your competitive edge is
diminishing as a function of time; unless you can
improve your productivity to offset the above.

A war is won because of its Good General and

his strategy. A business is successful because of its
Leader and his strategy.
Oops, What a genius!
The best invention are often a matter of pure
coincidence, so it seems.
Penicillin, perhaps the greatest accidental discovery
of all, was first recognized by Scottish bacteriologist
Alexander Fleming in 1928 when, researching the flu
germ staphylococcus, he noticed that a blue-green
mould has killed all the bacteria in a Petri dish. It
wasnt until 11 years later that Ernst Boris Chain and
Howard Walter Florey isolated the pure form of
penicillin and begin clinical trials. All three men
received a Nobel Prize for their work in 1945.
Potato Revenge
To spite a customer who complained that his fries
was too thick, chef George Crum sliced a potato
wafer-thin at the Moon Lake lodge Resort in
Saratoga Spring, New York, USA in 1853. The idea
backfired. The customer loved the new crispy
creation and potato chips became a house specialty.
Today the industry in the USA is worth over USD 6
billion a year.
Smart thinking
Along with the compass, gunpowder and the kite,
ancient China also give the world the first umbrella.
A collapsible umbrella was invented in roughly 1,700
years ago. Appropriately, the Chinese character for
the word umbrella is a pictograph closely
resembling the model.
Brandy is one of the happier products of the long
association between alcohol and accidents. To save
storage space during shipping, medieval wine
merchants boiled water out of wine so that it could
be added again after reaching its destination.
Brandy was born when someone a thirsty sailor
perhaps decided to drink the wine concentrated
Current Communitys Perception
Engineers are not as good as

Perhaps it is due to the team approach of the

engineer against the one-to-one relationship of
the other professional
Share other Profession
A Law suit
Feeling uncomfortable or feeling sick
Estate Agent
2% of Property selling price
Share of Experience

Pharmaceutical Factory
Plastic Factory
Code of Ethics for Engineers
Registration of Engineers Act 1967 (Act 138)
Any person providing engineering services be a
qualify person
Registered with Board of Engineers Malaysia
Foreigners are required to seek registration as
Temporary Engineers
Engineering Graduate with accredited degree
must register with Board of Engineers Malaysia
(BEM) to take up employment as an engineer

Should not be the Submitting Person for

designs beyond his/her area of competency.
Should not endorse his/her PE stamp on report
or plans not prepared by him/her.
Should not practice in branch of engineering
he is not registered in.

Supervision of works designed by Submitting

Engineer is a requirement under the Uniform
Building By-Law 5 (UBBL 5).
The By-Law states that supervision must be
provided by the Submitting Engineer to ensure the
work carried out are intended in the design.
Delegation of supervision is permitted.
Submitting Engineer should be responsible for
the project.
Must be meticulously proper in certification of
Must be familiar with and knowledgeable
in the work he is to supervise.
Keep proper records of all documents.
Must be conversant with time and cost
in issuance of instruction.
Must not over or under certify works.
Must not make wrongful certifications.
Must not certify works no within expertise.
Must not accept site supervision staff who are
not qualified or incompetent.
Must no delay approvals without justification.
Must not intentionally delay inspection of
Regulatory Requirements
Engineers registered with BEM must be familiar
with REA Act 1967 (Act 138) and its subsequent
Ignorant of the requirements of this Act is no
defense in the Court of Law in Malaysia.
Should notify the relevant authorities on
changes in designs or withdrawal of services.
Should submit forms in time for inspection and
approval for CF / CCC.
Should be aware of environmental, health and
safety matters during and after construction.
To ensure above are implemented as per
drawings and specifications.
Should not allow works to proceed before
plans are submitted to and/or approved by the
Should not undertake a project to which the
client is not going to fulfill statutory requirements.
Code of Ethics
All engineers are expected to
Uphold the integrity of profession.
Behaving in a manner expected in the Code
of Conduct of Engineers.

Must be familiar with the Code of Conduct of

Must understand the need for responsibility
and liability as stipulated in the Code of Conduct.
Must respond promptly to complaints and
enquiries by clients/authorities.

Should not solicit/tout.

Should not knowingly mislead public by giving
misrepresented information so as to gain
commercial advantage/mileage.
Should not respond to an open advertisement
to bid for professional service if such services
requires bidding fees as imposed on contractors.
Should avoid favoritism among suppliers.
Certificate of Compliance and
Completion (CCC)
Effective Date of CCC

12th April 2007

CCC replaced CF for CFO previously
issued by local authority (PBT)
CCC issued by the projects Principal
Submitting Person (PSP) Professional
Architect or Professional Engineer
Why ?
In the then Government view to introduce CCC
to cut red tape.
To enable house owners and property owners to
move into the properties faster.
CCC issued by the projects Principal Submitting
Person (PSP) Professional Architect or Professional
To encourage self regulation.
Amendments of Relevant Act
Street and Drainage Act
Uniform Building By-Law 1984 (UBBL)
Housing Development Act
Strata Title Act
Architects Act
Registration of Engineers Act
Role of PBT
1) Receive
2) Process
3) Approve
4) Authorize site inspection own initiative or act
on complain
5) Issue notice breach or divergence & failure to
6) Reporting to Professional Boards
PSP are required to
Prepare and present planning and building plans
to PBT for approval.
Inform PBT of the commencement of construction
works at site.
Supervise construction.
Present work-resumption notice to PBT.
Ensure Form Gs are duly certified at various stages
of work.
Issue CCC to owner upon satisfactory completion
of works.
Present a copy of CCC (with Forms Gs) to PBT and
Professional Boards within 14 days.
CCC can only be issue after
All the certifications by respective parties (professional,
contractors and tradesmen) (Forms G1-G21)
Clearances from the following authorities
1. TNB
2. Water Authority
3. Sewerage Services Department(JPP)
4. Bomba (except for residential buildings of not more
than 18 m)
5. Department of Safety & Health (where applicable)
6. Relevant authorities/Public Works on Roads and
21 Forms Gs
FORM G1 Stage Certificate : Earthworks
Sample of Forms
FORM G2 Stage Certification : Setting Out
FORM G3 Stage Certification : Foundations
FORM G4 Stage Certification : Structural
FORM G5 Stage Certification : Internal Plumbing
FORM G6 Stage Certification : Internal Sanitary
FORM G7 Stage Certification : Internal Electrical
FORM G8 Stage Certification : Fire Fighting (Passive)
Sample of Forms

21 Forms Gs
FORM G9 Stage Certification : Fire Fighting (Active)
Sample of Forms
FORM G10 Stage Certification : Mechanical Ventilation
FORM G11 Stage Certification : Lift/Escalator Installation
FORM G12 Stage Certification : Building
FORM G13 Stage Certification : External Water Supply
FORM G14 Stage Certification : Sewerage Reticulation
FORM G15 Stage Certification : Sewerage Treatment
21 Forms Gs
FORM G16 Stage Certification : External Electrical Supply
FORM G17 Stage Certification : Road and Drainage
FORM G18 Stage Certification : Street Lighting
FORM G19 Stage Certification : External Main Drain
FORM G20 Stage Certification : Telecommunication
FORM G21 Stage Certification : Landscape
CCC issuance
FORM F Certificate of Compliance and
FORM F1 Partial Certificate of Completion and
Compliance 4 copies
Original copy to Developer or House Owner
Second copy to be retained
Third copy to relevant authority
Fourth copy to BEM
Warning !!!

The parties that issue Forms Gs and CCC without

complying to the provisions of the Acts can be sue
and reported to BEM.
Stricter disciplinary action by increasing fine,
extending the duration of membership suspension
and cancellation of membership.
Examples of errors
Inserting design drawing nos. instead of Approval
Ref. no.
Inserting Contractor Co. Name instead of
Individual Name with NRIC no.
Name of PBT (Local Authority)
Wrong of PE signing as SP in Form Gs
Non submission of Form Gs
Non enclosure of Clearance Letters from Utilities.