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Factors that enhance sustainable deliverables in Industrialised Building System (IBS) construction

By Riduan Yunus, Jay Yang and Zuhairi Abd. Hamid


The purpose of this paper is to identify the factors that could enhance the sustainable deliverables for Industrialised Building System (IBS) construction in Malaysia. With the Construction Research Institute of Malaysia (CREAM) collaboration, the authors are developing guidelines for decision-making in sustainable IBS construction. A holistic and integrated approach is required to evaluate critical factors in improving sustainable deliverable effectively. This paper presents significant sustainable factors in IBS construction by considering robust input from key stakeholders. Questionnaire was used as the main tool for data collection. As a result, a conceptual framework is being produced. The result showed that there are many statistically significant factors in improving sustainability in IBS construction. The correlation between factors was also investigated. As the outcome, an efficient guideline for stakeholders could incorporate sustainability issues and concepts into IBS applications. This paper developed a conceptual model to integrate sustainable considerations in a modern method construction which is IBS. The model expanded on the triple bottom line (TBL) of “economy”, “environment” and “social”; and further added the “technical quality” and “implementation and enforcement” consideration to enhance sustainable deliverables in IBS construction. Should all these main four criteria of concerns be addressed, it is postulated that this would help support the wider adoption of IBS within the construction industry in the developing country such as Malaysia; and furthermore created a unified understanding between key stakeholders to achieve sustainability goals

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