AN INTEGRATED APPROACH FOR SUSTAINABILITY IN THE APPLICATION OF INDUSTRIALISED BUILDING SYSTEM (IBS)

Authors

  • Riduan Yunus
  • Abdul Rahim Abdul Hamid
  • Siti Rahimah Mohd Noor

Keywords:

Sustainability, Prefabrication, Guidelines, SWOT Analysis, Designers

Abstract

Malaysia is committed to improve deliverables of construction industry especially in meeting
the sustainable objectives. Lack of systematic tools and poor collaboration between key stakeholders have been
identified as the main barriers to meet the objectives. The purpose of this paper is to present an integrated
approach that can be able to assist designers, who are at the forefront in decision making, to select the best
strategies that have been shown to be effective in promoting sustainability for IBS application. Questionnaire
survey and interviews of the local practitioners were conducted to identify critical factors and provide
recommendations on how to enhance sustainability by holistically addressing the identified issues during IBS
design. SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis framework was used to help
decision-makers maximise the opportunities by using available strengths, avoid weaknesses, and diagnose
possible threats in the examined issues. From the statistical analysis, eighteen critical factors relevant to IBS
sustainability have been ranked. The guidelines were formulated based on the results from interviews to local
practitioners and may be used as part of the project briefing documents for IBS designers. Holistic design
strategies expand “Triple Bottom Lines” considerations in achieving sustainability. This study fills a current
gap by responding to IBS project scenarios in developing countries. It also provides a balanced view for
designers to better understand sustainability potential and prioritize attentions to manage sustainability issues
in IBS applications.

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Published

2019-01-30

How to Cite

Riduan Yunus, Abdul Rahim Abdul Hamid, & Siti Rahimah Mohd Noor. (2019). AN INTEGRATED APPROACH FOR SUSTAINABILITY IN THE APPLICATION OF INDUSTRIALISED BUILDING SYSTEM (IBS). GEOMATE Journal, 17(61), 115–121. Retrieved from https://geomatejournal.com/geomate/article/view/2140

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