Exploring the Hurdles and Solutions in Procuring IBS Components for Malaysian Housing Projects

Ahmad, Abd Jalil and Shazwan, Mohamed Shaari (2021) Exploring the Hurdles and Solutions in Procuring IBS Components for Malaysian Housing Projects. In: 5TH International Conference on Research Methodology For Built Environment and Engineering (ICRMBEE 2021), 10 November 2021, UiTM Shah Alam. (In Press)

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The adoption of industrialized building system (IBS) needs different method to cope with its dissimilar with traditional construction as it requires different process on design, installation and precision, but yet IBS always been treated the same as conventional projects. This cause problems and thus, this study provide a questionnaire survey comprising 24 questions delivered to experienced professionals who involved in Malaysian IBS housing projects. The aim is to ascertain the challenges and suggest solutions on procuring the IBS components focusing for Malaysian IBS housing. The collected result was then verified through several semistructured interviews with experienced professionals from various field involve in IBS. This study finds that the main challenges in procuring IBS components are surround by factors on price, logistical barriers, and inadequacy on terms of agreement, The result also revealed in most IBS housing projects, the contract agreement between IBS manufacturers and main contractors were often breached especially on payment mechanism, amount and delivery time. Due to payment problems, some IBS manufacturers take unilateral action by stop delivery the IBS components, causing delay to the project, while others pursue the case to court, which also prolong into litigation. Contribution of this research is on the highlighting several urgent issues in the context of procuring IBS components for Malaysian housing. The findings reveal due to the unsolved issues, IBS targets to reduce cost and faster completion is hard to achieve, while exposing the project to end with delay or litigation.

Item Type: Proceeding (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Industrialized building system, Procuring IBS components; IBS components; IBS Installation; Housing projects Malaysia
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Built Environment
Depositing User: Mohamed Shaari
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2021 06:29
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2021 06:29
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/37202

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