Collaboration initiative on green construction and sustainability through industrialized buildings systems (IBS) in the Malaysian Construction Industry

Anuar Mohamad Kamar, Kamarul and Abd. Hamid, Zuhairi and Khairolden Ghani, Mohd and Egbu, Charles and Arif, Mohammed (2010) Collaboration initiative on green construction and sustainability through industrialized buildings systems (IBS) in the Malaysian Construction Industry. International Journal of Sustainable Construction Engineering & Technology, 1 (1). pp. 119-127. ISSN 2180-3242

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Abstract

Malaysian Construction Industry has been urged to use innovative construction technique and to shift from traditional practice of brick and mortar to Industrialized Building System (IBS) construction. IBS is defined as a construction technique in which components are manufactured in a controlled environment (on or off site), transported, positioned and assembled into a structure with minimal additional site works. On the other hand, the issues of sustainability and green construction have been duly highlighted in the Construction Industry Master Plan (2005 – 2015) as being of significant importance for the Malaysian construction industry. The Malaysian government is also committed to addressing sustainability issues and meeting its target and obligations in this regard. This paper highlights several aspects of IBS that has the potential of contributing to green construction and sustainability. IBS promotes sustainability from controlled production environment, minimization of waste generation, extensive usage of energy efficient building material, effective logistics and long term economic stability which can contribute to better investment in environment technologies. The Construction Research Institute of Malaysia (CREAM), University of Salford and other research institutes in Malaysia will conduct a collaboration Research and Development (R&D) initiative on green construction and sustainability trough IBS implementation. From this paper, the authors hope to receive feedbacks, comments and recommendations to improve research aims, objectives, expected deliverables and research methodology.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Construction Industry; green construction; Industrialized Building System (IBS); Malaysia; sustainability
Subjects:T Technology > TH Building construction > TH1000-1727 Systems of building construction
ID Code:533
Deposited By:Nurhafiza Hamzah
Deposited On:20 Apr 2011 11:33
Last Modified:29 Apr 2011 14:40

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