The Contractors’ Perception of the Implementation of Industrialised Building System (IBS) in Malaysia
School of Housing, Building and Planning, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800, Penang, Malaysia
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The implementation of Industrialized Building System (IBS) has been identified as a potential solution to perk up almost every significant aspect in the construction industry such as quality, productivity, duration of construction, labour, cost effectiveness, safety and waste production. However despite a series of promotions by the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB), the implementation of IBS in Malaysia only accounts for approximately 15% of the market share due to several reasons. This study was conducted to identify the perceptions of local contractors towards the implementation and the risks faced in IBS construction projects in Malaysia. The data on the problems and risks of IBS implementation were collected by means of questionnaire survey and interview of G7 contractors around Kedah state. The results showed that contractor competence has been considered to be the most risky factor in IBS construction in Kedah.
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