Cost issue: Key limiting factor that affects IBS application in Malaysian construction industry

Wong, Amy, Zhi Lin and Chan, Siew Chong (2018) Cost issue: Key limiting factor that affects IBS application in Malaysian construction industry. INTI JOURNAL, 2 (3). ISSN e2600-7920


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In order to achieve the target of being a developing nation in Year 2020, Malaysian government has been investing its efforts in driving the nation to optimize the utility of new, modern and innovative construction methods, including Industrial Building System (IBS), however there are still a number of unresolved issues arisen. Thus, the objectives of this paper are to identify the Cost and Non-cost Factors related to IBS; and further, to justify the significance of Cost Factors in influencing IBS application. Questionnaires were distributed to targeted 44 respondents who consisted of contractors and suppliers. The data were tabulated and further analyzed using Descriptive Statistics and Hypothesis Testing. The findings of the research show the Cost Factors do play significant roles in affecting the extent of IBS application in Malaysian construction industry. Thus, the related parties are needed to look into the possible areas of improving the application of IBS through reducing the rates of design and construction costs.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Industrial Building System, Price Factor, Non-price Factor, Design Flexibility and Financial Barrier
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering & Quantity Surveying
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2019 09:11
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2019 09:11

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