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Perceptions towards non-value-adding activities during the construction process

Ismail, H. and Yusof, Z. M. (2016) Perceptions towards non-value-adding activities during the construction process. In: 4th International Building Control Conference, IBCC 2016, 7 March 2016 through 8 March 2016, Kuala Lumpur; Malaysia.

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Abstract

Non-value-adding activities are pure waste during the construction process. However, most of the construction practitioner does not realise that most of the activities performed during the construction process add no value to their project. A total of 375 numbers of questionnaires distributed to the Developer, Jabatan Kerja Raya, Consultants and Contractors. The study found that awareness by construction participants in Malaysia to take actions against non-value-adding activities during the construction process is relatively low. Through analysed by using the Pareto Chart, it has been found that defects and waiting time are two categories of non-value-adding activities that need to be prioritised by the industry. It is also found that non-value-adding activities most frequently occurred during structural and architectural work. This paper also reviewed on the causes of non-value-adding activities and discussed its effect towards time, cost, quality and productivity of the construction project. This paper is also important to give clearness and broader understandings on this form of waste other than material waste.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Defect, Non-value-adding, Pareto, Waiting time, Waste
Subjects:T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:73144
Deposited By: Muhammad Atiff Mahussain
Deposited On:28 Nov 2017 13:01
Last Modified:28 Nov 2017 13:01

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