Challenges in quality assessment system from the perspective of construction practitioners

N. E. Sohimi, Mohd Affandi Haryanti, A. M. Nurhafizah, Adi Irfan Che Ani, S. S. Husain, M. K. Mohd Firdaus

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Quality in construction can be defined as meeting the legal and functional requirements of a project with almost zero defects. Therefore, to achieve the high-quality standard in a construction project, it takes an effort and commitment from all the players in the industry. This study aims to identify the construction quality problems from the view of construction practitioners. This research also determines the QLASSIC training barriers and the competency improvement among respondent after attending the QLASSIC training. The severity of the problem and barriers identified was opined by 143 construction practitioners in Malaysia. This study adopted survey design as research design and utilized a questionnaire survey form as an instrument. The data were analysed by descriptive statistics using SPSS software. From this study, the finding shows the main problem in construction quality was lack of experience and competency of labours, the competency improvement was at good and average level after attending quality assessment training. And the most barriers in quality assessment training was training program/courses does not fulfil training needs and inconvenient training environment. Based on the result in this study, the future study will be conducted to identify the training model that can be used to implement the quality assessment training that match the labours needs and as an effort to remove the ambiguities in conceiving how QLASSIC should be implemented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)192-203
Number of pages12
JournalMalaysian Construction Research Journal
Volume3
Issue numberSpecial Issue 1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

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Keywords

  • Competency
  • Construction
  • Quality
  • Quality Assessment System (QLASSIC)
  • Training

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  • Building and Construction

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Sohimi, N. E., Haryanti, M. A., Nurhafizah, A. M., Che Ani, A. I., Husain, S. S., & Mohd Firdaus, M. K. (2018). Challenges in quality assessment system from the perspective of construction practitioners. Malaysian Construction Research Journal, 3(Special Issue 1), 192-203.

Challenges in quality assessment system from the perspective of construction practitioners. / Sohimi, N. E.; Haryanti, Mohd Affandi; Nurhafizah, A. M.; Che Ani, Adi Irfan; Husain, S. S.; Mohd Firdaus, M. K.

In: Malaysian Construction Research Journal, Vol. 3, No. Special Issue 1, 01.01.2018, p. 192-203.

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Sohimi, NE, Haryanti, MA, Nurhafizah, AM, Che Ani, AI, Husain, SS & Mohd Firdaus, MK 2018, 'Challenges in quality assessment system from the perspective of construction practitioners', Malaysian Construction Research Journal, vol. 3, no. Special Issue 1, pp. 192-203.
Sohimi, N. E. ; Haryanti, Mohd Affandi ; Nurhafizah, A. M. ; Che Ani, Adi Irfan ; Husain, S. S. ; Mohd Firdaus, M. K. / Challenges in quality assessment system from the perspective of construction practitioners. In: Malaysian Construction Research Journal. 2018 ; Vol. 3, No. Special Issue 1. pp. 192-203.
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