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Maintenance management system for Industrialized Building System

By Ban Kiong Ng and Zainal Abidin Akasah


With the aim to reduce the number of the unskilled foreign labor, government had encouraged our local contractor to use the Industrialized Building System (IBS). They are few type of IBS system in Malaysia and this included precast concrete frame, panel and box systems, steel formwork systems, steel frame systems, prefabricated timber systems and block work systems. But at the same time, when a building was built by the IBS system, the building also needed a system of technique maintenance of the building to prolong the building life. Hence, this paper will focus on the maintenance management system use for the building built by IBS. The objective of this paper is to identify building maintenance problems in IBS, to explain the development of maintenance management system for IBS. As such, the building need to be identified before the research start. The defect and the problem face by the owner of the IBS building will be collect and note down in a check list. This will be done by questionnaire and distributed to all Malaysia’s government IBS’s building management office. Interview session and site visit also will be done with the contractor and the building owner to understand the problem that facing by the IBS building that has been chosen. To prolong the building life cycle and prevent the wasting of the money, a systematic of maintenance management system (technique) used for Industrialized Building System need to be develope

Topics: TH1000-1727 Systems of building construction
Year: 2011
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