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The Contractor Perception Towers Industrialised Building System Risk in Construction Projects in Malaysia

Salihudin Hassim1, Mohd Saleh Jaafar2 and Saiful Azri Abu Hasan Sazalli2
  • 1 ,
  • 2 , Afganistan
American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 6 No. 5, 2009, 937-942

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2009.937.942

Submitted On: 14 December 2007 Published On: 31 May 2009

How to Cite: Hassim, S., Jaafar, M. S. & Sazalli, S. A. A. H. (2009). The Contractor Perception Towers Industrialised Building System Risk in Construction Projects in Malaysia . American Journal of Applied Sciences, 6(5), 937-942. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2009.937.942

Abstract

The use of IBS (Industrialised Building System) has attracted a lot of countries like Singapore, Sweden, Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom. This system can replace the conventional building system which is labour oriented. However, since the first project of IBS in year 1964 till today, IBS in Malaysia is not well accepted by the construction parties because of failure to adequately deal with risks in the IBS projects. To address this matter, this study had identified the risks faced by contractor in IBS construction projects. The risk identification techniques used were brainstorming, analysis of journal and conference papers and discussion with practitioners and data were collected by a questionnaire survey on contractors. It was found that there are twelve major risks in construction using IBS which are; acts of God, change in work and defective design, changes in government regulation, contractor competence, delayed payment and resolving contractual issues, financial failure-any party, labour and equipment productivity, labour, equipment and material availability, quality of work, safety, site access/right of way and suppliers/manufacturers poor performance. Therefore, it is hoped that the finding of this research could assist Malaysian contractors in making risk management planning besides improving decisions making to achieve project.

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Keywords

  • Industrialised building system
  • risk management
  • Malaysia construction industry