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Barriers in the implementation of industrialised building system in Malaysian construction industry

Kong, Xi Haw (2009) Barriers in the implementation of industrialised building system in Malaysian construction industry. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Civil Engineering.

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Abstract

Industrialised Building System (IBS) were introduced to Malaysia to solve issues associated with dependencies of foreign workers, raising demand of affordable accommodations and improving image, quality and productivity of construction industry. This research is to highlights the current development of IBS in Malaysian construction industry and potential challenges related to the implementation of IBS. The objectives of the research are to identify the readiness of adapting IBS; determine the barriers in the implementation of IBS; and identify ways to enhance it. Questionnaires survey was conducted in order to achieve the objectives. The respondents consisted of architects, contractors, developers, consultants and quantity surveyors. The data were tabulated using Microsoft Excel and then analysed using average index. In conclusion, the barriers of IBS implementation in Malaysia has been identified and discussed. According to this research, technical limitation, lack of standardisation and price of IBS are the main barriers in IBS implementation in Malaysia.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:Thesis (Sarjana Sains (Construction Management)) - Faculty Civil Engineeering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2009; Supervisor : Prof. Dr. Muhd. Zaimi Abd. Majid
Uncontrolled Keywords:industrialised building system (IBS), barriers, construction industry
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:11343
Deposited By: Ms Zalinda Shuratman
Deposited On:13 Dec 2010 01:57
Last Modified:30 Jul 2012 07:18

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