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Volume 266, 2019International Conference on Built Environment and Engineering 2018 - “Enhancing Construction Industry Through IR4.0” (IConBEE2018)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Civil, Structure and Material Engineering (CSME)|
|Published online||20 February 2019|
Potential Implementation of Light Steel Panel System For Affordable Housing Project In Malaysia
Department of Construction Management, Faculty of Technology Management & Business, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, 86400, Parit Raja, Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia
The high demand-supply gap of affordable housing has been a major issue in Malaysia and has increased housing prices. A conventional method of construction is not reliable in delivering the increased demand for housing. Additionally, Industrialised Building System (IBS) faced difficulties to be implemented smoothly due to the issue related time, cost and quality. Therefore, light steel panel (LSP) system, is one of the IBS types; can be utilized in a housing construction project. This new system can replace the conventional method that was currently used in the construction of an affordable housing project. The objectives of this study are to identify the potential of LSP and the influencing factors of system implementation. Interviews are conducted with three project managers who have working experience in Syarikat Perumahan Negara Berhad (SPNB), Kumpulan Prasarana Rakyat Johor Sdn Bhd (KPRJ) and PIJ Property Development Sdn Bhd as a developer of affordable housing in Johor. Two contractors from G1 which have more than three years’ experiences in implementing affordable housing project in Malaysia were also interviewed. Based on the interview, it is expected to define the potential and influencing factors of the LSP system. The findings are meaningful in framing and enhancing construction housing method of an affordable housing project in Malaysia.
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