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Implementing industrialised building system (IBS) in Malaysia: acceptance and awareness level, problems and strategies

Mohamad, Mohamad Ibrahim and Zawawi, Mardhiah and Nekooie, M. A. (2009) Implementing industrialised building system (IBS) in Malaysia: acceptance and awareness level, problems and strategies. Malaysian Journal of Civil Engineering, 21 (2). pp. 219-234. ISSN 1823-7843

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Abstract

Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) has been actively promoting the use of Industrialised Building System (IBS) in Malaysian Construction Industry since 1998. Unfortunately, previous study was shown the use of IBS for building project in Malaysia only stands at 10% out of 50% as forecasted by CIDB in 2006. This research project explored the acceptance level of the current IBS implementation and existing problems faced by construction industry practitioners. It also identified suggestions to improve IBS implementation in Malaysia. The methods adopted for this study included interview and questionnaire survey. The study determined the level of IBS acceptance and awareness among Malaysian construction industry and analyzed root and frequent problems faced by the practitioners while implementing IBS. Based on the information gained, strategies to improve IBS implementation was suggested.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:industrialised building system (IBS), construction industry, precast concrete and prefabrication
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:21040
Deposited By: Ramli Haron
Deposited On:09 Jan 2012 03:59
Last Modified:03 Dec 2013 00:02

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