ICT-readiness in Industrialised Building System (IBS) management processes: case studies

Ang, Peniel Soon Ern and Kasim, Narimah (2013) ICT-readiness in Industrialised Building System (IBS) management processes: case studies. In: 1st FPTP Postgraduate Seminar 2013, 23 December 2013, Fakulti Pengurusan Teknologi dan Perniagaan, UTHM .

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Abstract

Extensive use of modern Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools supports the different Industrialised Building System (IBS) processes by enabling more accurate documents and hence good conditions for an effective production where errors are discovered early and problems in the manufacturing and assembly phases can be avoided. However, the acceptance of ICT at the organisational level is still in its infancy. Despite the potential benefit of ICT, convincing construction organisations to embrace its use and implementation has proved a difficult task. Hence, this paper aims to report on the findings from the case studies conducted on a few industry stakeholders. The case studies assessed the current industrial ICT acceptance for IBS management processes, identified the key barriers affecting the ICT-readiness and established the enablers for greater ICT uptake in the IBS management processes. The case studies were executed through semi-structured interviews conducted with a few main IBS manufacturers and government policy makers. Analysis was done with NVivo 8 software. Results indicated that current ICT acceptance in Malaysia is rather low. Thus, there is a great opportunity for the future development of more effective frameworks to encourage ICT-acceptance in the IBS construction field and thus for the increased ICT adoption for the overall construction industry.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:ICT-readiness; ICT; IBS; Malaysia; construction management; precast
Subjects:T Technology > TH Building construction > TH1000-1727 Systems of building construction
Divisions:Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Construction Management
ID Code:5785
Deposited By:Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Deposited On:01 Sep 2014 15:42
Last Modified:01 Sep 2014 15:42

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