The objectives of BIM are:
1) To promote, protect and enhance the status of the professional bodies.
2) To encourage high standards of professional conduct.
3) To encourage and declare the corporate opinion of members of the Centre in such quarters as it is deemed from time to time to be desirable and to make or support representation to Government and other appropriate bodies on questions affecting members of the Centre or of public interest.
4) To encourage good relations between members of the Centre and the public
BIM was set up with the assistance of the Commonwealth Foundation in the year 1973 to serve as the umbrella body for all professions recognized by legislative Acts of Parliament in Malaysia. Membership has since been extended to include all other professional groups and disciplines where the recognition by the government authorities is still in progress. It is a non-discriminatory, non-political, non-religious and non-profit organization which encourages the promotion of integrity, accountability, transparency and good governance in the professions.
The current membership includes surveyors, doctors, dentists, veterinary surgeons, pharmacists, engineers, architects, landscape architects, interior designers, town planners, building technologists, soil scientists, social scientists, scientists in materials, scientists for plastics & rubber, agriculturists, foresters, logistics, planters and internal auditors. The Malaysian Association of Productivity (MAP) and Malaysian Institute of Human Resource Management (MIHRM) are an Affiliate Members. Y.A.B. Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia, just like his predecessors, is the Patron of BIM.
This organization would bring the professionals from different fields together to consult and consider the common problems as well as interchange of information or ideas between different professions. It was concluded that BIM would be useful and able to bring some cross professional activities among different professions for the welfare of the people, the Malaysian professionals and nation.
In all the early years were the period of growth and exploration of new horizon. With the PM as patron, the Centre was able to work towards achieving its ideals, aims and objectives effectively.
Warm and close relationship was established and nurtured between the various professional bodies and the public sectors in helping the development agenda of Malaysia.
BIM had substantially developed inter disciplinary cooperation and understanding among the various professional associations in this country. We can still see tremendous opportunities and possibilities for BIM to serve the professionals and the nation in the future.