Development of prefabricated building implementation framework for addressing housing needs in libya/ Khaled M. Amtered El-Abidi

Awam, Pusat Pengajian Kejuruteraan (2018) Development of prefabricated building implementation framework for addressing housing needs in libya/ Khaled M. Amtered El-Abidi. PhD thesis, Universiti Sains Malaysia.

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Addressing housing needs is of great concern in many countries of the world with more predominance in developing countries and Libya is not an exception. Related literature has proven that prefabricated building can help improve housing delivery efforts in terms of speed, quantity, and quality as well as post-conflict reconstruction. This research is concerned with prefabricated building in Libya, which has not been investigated before. A mixed methods approach was developed for this purpose, with emphasis given to qualitative research techniques. Methods used comprised: secondary data, semi-structured interviews, quantitative survey, AHP survey, and focus group discussions. Qualitative research methods offered an exploration in the first stage. Whereas quantitative research methods contributed to a more rigorous interpretation process in the second stage, qualitative research methods offered a solid description of the former. The findings of the early stages of this study have shown that the participants of semi-structured interviews' have recognized prefabricated building benefits on addressing housing needs, eventhough they are not entirely sure about the method of implementation. In order to establish a comprehensive understanding on CSFs for prefabricated building implementation, exploring another country with an established industry, such as Malaysia, is necessary. From the identified CSFs, a conceptual framework that is able to comply with the construction industry needs in Libya is developed via focus group. Ten CSFs were identified under three main elements: strategy, process, and people, followed by three important sources of funding factors and three major enabling factors. Results from this study concur with previous studies regarding the importance of the country’s political stability and its policies towards new investment and infrastructure.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Additional Information: Full text is available at
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA1-2040 Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction > TH845-895 Architectural Engineering, Structural Engineering of buildings
Divisions: Kampus Kejuruteraan (Engineering Campus) > Pusat Pengajian Kejuruteraan Awam (School of Civil Engineering) > Thesis
Depositing User: Mr Mohd Fadli Abd Rahman
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2019 08:02
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2019 08:02

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