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PERCEPTION OF INDUSTRIALISED BUILDING SYSTEM (IBS) WITHIN THE MALAYSIAN MARKET

Foo, Nicholas Kwang Hui (2007) PERCEPTION OF INDUSTRIALISED BUILDING SYSTEM (IBS) WITHIN THE MALAYSIAN MARKET. Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The Industrialised Building Systems (IBS) is a construction process that utilizes techniques, products, components, or building systems which involve prefabricated components and on-site installation. This is because the industrialized building system (IBS) of construction has the known theoretical advantages of speed, safety and quality. However, in Malaysia, wet construction method is still widely accepted as a convention and safe option despite incurring higher cost and slow production rate. The objective of this final year project is to investigate the underlying reasons for the cold reception and hence for the small market share for industrialized construction in Malaysia (Perak, Penang & Kedah). Only approximately 15% of market share value is being practiced in Malaysian construction industry due to several reasons despite a series of promotion campaign by Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB). Survey research method (SRM) is being implemented in this project. SRM is done through questionnaire and personal interview method. Fabrication of questionnaire consists of close-ended questions and open-ended questions. Systematic random sampling is being selected as this technique spread the sample more evenly over the population and it is easier to conduct than simple random sample. Questionnaire is distributed through snail mail and follow up is done subsequently to maintain a consistent number of feedbacks by the respondents. Feedback is analyzed by implementing descriptive method and then analytical method. It can be observed from the feedback that the major reasons of the cold reception of IBS in Malaysia are failure in the transfer of technology, resistance of industry players to change, conventional system is more open and flexible and IBS generally is more costly than conventional system.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Academic Subject : Academic Department - Civil Engineering - Structures, materials and construction
Subject: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Engineering > Civil
Depositing User: Users 2053 not found.
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2013 09:49
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 09:45
URI: http://utpedia.utp.edu.my/id/eprint/9591

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