PT. IAPMO Group Indonesia, in cooperation with the Green Product Council Indonesia (GPCI) and the Indonesian Plumbing Association (APIN), hosted a comprehensive three-day Indonesia Sustainable Construction and Plumbing (ISCOP) conference and exposition at Jakarta International Expo. ISCOP was held in conjunction with Konstruksi Indonesia and Indonesia Infrastructure events, which was opened by Indonesian President Joko Widodo. Centered around the theme “Advancing Sustainable Construction Materials and Plumbing Systems for a Sustainable Future,” the event gathered stakeholders from across the construction and plumbing industries to a develop greener, smarter, safer and more efficient building environment for Indonesia.
ISCOP sought to support the Indonesian government in its commitment to Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 2030, relating specifically to infrastructure, industry, environment, water access and sanitation, education and human resources.
During the event, PT. IAPMO Group Indonesia signed cooperative agreements with several universities throughout the nation to conduct training and certification programs for plumbing specialists, including Udayana University in Bali and Syiah Kuala University in Banda Aceh. PT. IAPMO Group Indonesia is the only personnel certification body for plumbing skills in Indonesia that meets the requirements of the SNI ISO 17024:2012 standard and is accredited by the National Accreditation Committee (KAN).
ISCOP was sponsored by PT. Anugerah Ekstravisi Raya (AER); PT. Mowilex Indonesia; PT. Wahana Duta Jaya Rucika; and Arwana Ceramics. It was also supported by the Republic of Indonesia Ministry of Public Works and Housing and the Indonesian National Construction Services (LPJK). Speakers during the ISCOP conference included representatives from PT. IAPMO Group Indonesia, GPCI, APIN, the Ministry of Industry, BSN, the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, the Ministry of Public Works and Housing, Indonesian Consumer Institution Foundation (YLKI), PT Anugerah Extravisi Raya (AER), PT Wahana Duta Jaya rucika, the International Water and Sanitary Hygiene Foundation (IWSH), PT. Mowilex Indonesia, Arwana Ceramics, the Green Building Council Indonesia (GBCI), PT. Kapita Prima Consult, DKI Jakarta Building Expert, Udayana University and Syiah Kuala University.
The conference was separated into four topic sessions: Sustainable Plumbing Systems; Green Healthy Construction and Plumbing Materials; Architecture Design; and Indonesia Construction Innovation. In addition, a roundtable industry meeting was hosted by the International Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (IWSH) foundation. This roundtable meeting was a unique opportunity to bring together a wide segment of the water industry in Indonesia. During the roundtable it was announced the next location of Community Plumbing Challenge would be Untia Village in Makassar, Indonesia, hosted by IWSH in partnership with PT. IAPMO Group Indonesia and Badan Standardisasi Nasional (BSN).
“We are very pleased with the response from the plumbing and construction industry of the first ISCOP conference and exhibition,” said Shirley Dewi, Senior Vice President of PT. IAPMO Group Indonesia. “Our main goal for hosting ISCOP alongside GPCI and APIN is to support the Indonesian government’s vision to achieve SDG 2030. We look forward to ISCOP 2020, which we hope can further promote the use of SNI-certified products that are sustainable, which will not only protect consumers with regard to health and safety, but also protect the environment and increase efficiency.”