The Social Sciences

Year: 2017
Volume: 12
Issue: 6
Page No. 989 - 994

Issues in Industrialised Building System (IBS) Construction Project: A Case Study of Government School Building Project

Authors : Mohd Nasrun Mohd Nawi, Salman Riazi Mehdi Riazi, Hasif Rafidee Hasbollah, Siti Halipah Ibrahim and Rafikullah Deraman

Abstract: A lot of challenges are faced by the construction industry stakeholders in order to succeed in this field, especially due to the complexity, especially especially when global crisis or peripheral pressure environmentalist, environment, legal and social-politic occurs. The challenges of the construction industry are to ensure that the stakeholders are attainable and are able to sustain the anticipated growth. Industrialised Building System (IBS) can offer various benefits compared to conventional systems. IBS is a construction technique where the components are manufactured in a controlled environment, either on site or off site, transported, positioned and assembled into construction works. However, IBS implementations have had some shortfalls which highlight the need for an investigation. This study, therefore attempts to explore the issues in Industrialised Building System (IBS) construction project in a government school building projects in Malaysia. A case study was conducted as means to investigate a government secondary school building project located in penang. Analysis of data led to the establishment of five main issues: issues related to IBS; issues related to the site; issues related to construction workers; issues related to the local council and issues within project team. It was therefore, concluded that IBS construction works faces numerous challenges and these may come from various sources. These challenges definitely have an impact on project success thus, all conditions and situations should be well managed to avoid any risk and implication associated from these challenges towards ensuring success in projects.

How to cite this article:

Mohd Nasrun Mohd Nawi, Salman Riazi Mehdi Riazi, Hasif Rafidee Hasbollah, Siti Halipah Ibrahim and Rafikullah Deraman, 2017. Issues in Industrialised Building System (IBS) Construction Project: A Case Study of Government School Building Project. The Social Sciences, 12: 989-994.

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