Uncertainty of building regulation for refurbishment projects in Malaysia

Azlan Shah Ali, Adi Irfan Che Ani, Wan Zahari Wan-Yusoff

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Abstract

The uncertainty of refurbishment projects is reflected in the difficulty in getting accurate design information during the design process. One of the factors contributing to the uncertainty in refurbishment projects is building legislation. The changing and updating some of the building regulations by government has also affected the approval process in refurbishment projects, especially projects related to conservation. The statutory requirements could cause project delays and cost overruns due to adjustments that need to be made to design in order to comply with the regulations. Therefore, the main objectives of this paper are to present the difficulties that contributed to the uncertainty of building legislation and to show how it affects the overall performance of refurbishment projects. Quantitative research techniques are used, which consists of review of literature and a postal questionnaire survey that involved 234 respondents. From 234 questionnaires sent out, 62 questionnaires were found to be suitable to form a database for analysis. Descriptive and inferential statistics are used in the data analysis. The results conclude that complexity in refurbishment projects in Malaysia is made worse by uncertainty of building legislation. The associative test indicates that performance of refurbishment projects suffered from the uncertainty of building regulations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCOBRA 2010 - Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventConstruction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, COBRA 2010 - Paris
Duration: 2 Sep 20103 Sep 2010

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OtherConstruction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, COBRA 2010
CityParis
Period2/9/103/9/10

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Keywords

  • Building-regulation
  • Malaysia
  • Refurbishment
  • Uncertainty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction

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Ali, A. S., Che Ani, A. I., & Wan-Yusoff, W. Z. (2010). Uncertainty of building regulation for refurbishment projects in Malaysia. In COBRA 2010 - Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Uncertainty of building regulation for refurbishment projects in Malaysia. / Ali, Azlan Shah; Che Ani, Adi Irfan; Wan-Yusoff, Wan Zahari.

COBRA 2010 - Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. 2010.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ali, AS, Che Ani, AI & Wan-Yusoff, WZ 2010, Uncertainty of building regulation for refurbishment projects in Malaysia. in COBRA 2010 - Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, COBRA 2010, Paris, 2/9/10.
Ali AS, Che Ani AI, Wan-Yusoff WZ. Uncertainty of building regulation for refurbishment projects in Malaysia. In COBRA 2010 - Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. 2010
Ali, Azlan Shah ; Che Ani, Adi Irfan ; Wan-Yusoff, Wan Zahari. / Uncertainty of building regulation for refurbishment projects in Malaysia. COBRA 2010 - Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. 2010.
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