Factors affecting speed of industrialized building system (IBS) projects in Malaysia

Alaghbari, Wa’el and A. , Salim and M. R. , Abdul Kadir and A. , Asonway (2008) Factors affecting speed of industrialized building system (IBS) projects in Malaysia. In: 2nd International Conference on Built Environment in Developing Countries., 3rd- 4th December 2008, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang.

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    This study attempts to identify the factors affect the speed of IBS and the probability level to select either IBS or conventional method. A questionnaire was distributed in order to collect the data. It consists of 6 main factors namely: high productivity of structural elements, using of moulds, using of new equipments and technology, workers skills and experience, equipments and mechanical plants used, and the materials used. The level of importance of the categories was measured and ranked in terms of relative importance weights. Logit linear analysis was used to choose either using IBS or Non- IBS (conventional system) in term of speed. In addition, it was used to test and compare the affecting of different speed factors on the probability to choose the construction methods. The finding of this study was found that the high productivity of structural elements is the main factor. Using of moulds factor, and using of new techniques and technology factor were the second important factors affecting the speed of industrialized building system in construction projects in Malaysia. This paper suggests possible improvements that could be made in order to reduce the delays and increase the productivity in the construction building industry.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction > TH1-9745 Building construction
    Divisions: Pusat Pengajian Perumahan, Bangunan & Perancangan (School of Housing, Building & Planning) > International Conference on Built Environment in Developing Countries
    Depositing User: Mr Noorazilan Noordin
    Date Deposited: 22 May 2017 14:42
    Last Modified: 22 May 2017 14:42
    URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/34425

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