Sustainability of industrialised building system for housing in Malaysia

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The key issues in sustainable construction, such as environmental, economic and social issues, have become a global concern. The Construction Industry Master Plan 2006-2015 intended to address sustainability in the Malaysian construction industry with the objective of globalising its market. The Malaysian government has also pledged to provide high-quality housing for all income groups. However, low quality remains the main obstacle for this type of construction. Therefore, this paper aims to describe and explore the potential of the industrialised building system (IBS) to achieve sustainability for housing projects in Malaysia. A review of the literature was completed. It was found that many studies have highlighted the significance of using the IBS for enhancing the quality of buildings. Nevertheless, the literature review also revealed that no study has looked into the potential of attaining sustainability through the IBS in the Malaysian housing sector and that housing projects in this country should be given due attention regarding construction sustainability through IBS application.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)304-313
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Engineering Sustainability
Volume171
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jan 2017

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