Proficient, which is Malaysia’s first end-to-end construction project management platform, has formalised its industry collaboration with Taylor’s University to bring real-life working experiences in the field of property and construction to architecture students.
By providing the license use of the software, lectures and students will have access to training modules that will equip them with the skills of operating the software and receive a certificate of competency for those who have managed to operate the software efficiently.
On signing the MOU, Oliver Roche, Chairman of Proficient, said, “Through this partnership with Taylor’s University, we will focus on bringing the industry into the classroom to provide the students with practical industry projects and skills that are required to thrive in the competitive scene”.
The collaboration will also pave the way for the development of a new integrated Construction Project Management module which will further expose students to real world industry practices through partnerships with different professionals in a construction project — architects, suppliers, contractors, and many more.
Professor Dr David Asirvatham, Executive Dean Taylors added “With IR 4.0 and the pandemic, the construction industry has propelled the use of digitization and technology. This collaboration between Proficient and Taylor’s is indeed timely as the School of Architecture, Building and Design has been moving towards technology-driven and real-world learning in order to provide students with an immersive learning environment.”.
Proficient is a mobile project management application and web dashboard that allows developers to digitally manage communications, documents, and all aspects of construction operations. Designed for effective risk management and to increase efficiency, the software can mitigate construction delays and budget overruns, while providing a complete purview to key stakeholders, contractors, and project managers.