Barrier-driver model for enhancement of ICT implementation in IBS production process management in construction industry

Ang , Peniel Soon Ern (2015) Barrier-driver model for enhancement of ICT implementation in IBS production process management in construction industry. PhD thesis, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia.

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Abstract

In Malaysia, as a result of the government’s initiative and future outlook in advancing the use of innovative technologies, the Industrialised Building System (IBS) approach is actively promoted through several strategies and incentives as an alternative to conventional building methods. Extensive implementations of modern Information Communication Technology (ICT) applications are able to support the different IBS processes for effective production. However, it is argued that ICT uptake at the organisational level is still in its infancy. This raises the importance to explore the extent of effective implementation of ICT usage in the IBS production process management. In the context of Malaysia, there is so far no existing enabling model developed specifically to encourage further implementation of ICT in the IBS supply chain. Hence, this research aims to develop a model to enhance ICT implementation in IBS production process management in Malaysian construction projects through the identification of barriers and drivers in the implementation of ICT. A multi-facetted research approach was adopted using mixed methodology. Initially, a literature review on ICT implementation in IBS production management was conducted. This was followed by an exploratory interview survey involving IBS industry key stakeholders in Malaysia in order to investigate the current industrial practice of ICT implementation in IBS production management. Consequently, critical barriers and drivers to ICT implementation were identified through questionnaire survey with industry stakeholders. The interview data was analysed using the content analysis technique whilst the questionnaire data was analysed using statistical tests such as t-tests, mean indexing and critical t-value with the use of SPSS software. Based on the identified barriers and drivers, a model to enhance ICT implementation which highlights the priority ranked ICT implementation barriers and drivers was developed.

Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Subjects:T Technology > TH Building construction > TH1000-1727 Systems of building construction
ID Code:8048
Deposited By:Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Deposited On:30 May 2016 15:20
Last Modified:30 May 2016 15:20

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