KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 9 — Building owners and tenants as well as business operators applying to carry out minor renovation work on residences, office buildings, shophouses and retail lots in shopping complexes no longer need to apply for a certificate from a certified professional consultant.
Kuala Lumpur Mayor Datuk Seri Mahadi Che Ngah said applicants who want to carry out minor renovation work, such as the installation of small partitions or additional construction that does not affect the original structure of the building, do not need to appoint a Principal Submitting Person (PSP) like an architect or certified engineer.
“As for work permit guidelines for residences, shophouses and offices, applicants can submit application forms by filling in information on the minor work they want to carry out directly to Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) without going confirmation of the appointed PSP.
“It is very beneficial to the applicants because the process can be approved immediately and reduce the cost of payment to the PSP,” he told reporters after the launch of the DBKL Building Control Construction Guidelines, here today.
DBKL also updated other guidelines involving workers’ temporary dormitories on construction sites, temporary protection fences on construction sites and reports related to site inspections.
Mahadi said all the guidelines were improved following input and involvement from stakeholders such as the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB), Department of Labour Peninsular Malaysia (JTKSM), Fire and Rescue Department, engineers and architects.
“We had guidelines before, but they need to be constantly improved on in line with the passage of time due to technological changes, human needs and changes happening around the world for the common good,” he said.