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Sustainability criteria for industrialised building systems (IBS) in Malaysia

Yunus, Riduan and Yang, Jay (2011) Sustainability criteria for industrialised building systems (IBS) in Malaysia. Procedia Engineering, 14. ISSN 18777058

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As the sustainability awareness rises globally, the construction industry is under increasing pressure to improve efficiency and project delivery. The implementation of Industrialised Building Systems (IBS), for which utility components are built offsite, has the potential of promoting sustainability deliverables. This can be achieved by better control of production environment, minimising construction waste, using efficient building material energy, and stabilising work conditions. As a unique building technology, IBS has not been effectively implemented in Malaysia. Possible reasons may include limited understanding among stakeholders on the IBS potential and its relevance to sustainability. This warrants studies on the sustainability issues of IBS design, construction, operation and maintenance, A framework is being developed through research to assess performance criteria related to sustainability, which should be considered during IBS design and application in the most consistent and systematic way. This paper discusses how these sustainability performance criteria are examined in a continuing research project and the processes conducive to implementing sustainable IBS in Malaysia. Existing tools, indicators and guidelines are reviewed, analysed and grouped according to characteristics and application. The research also hopes to produce guidelines for stakeholders to incorporate sustainability issues and concepts into IBS applications.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sustainability;industrialised building system (IBS);attribution;decision-making
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction > TH1000-1727 Systems of building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Construction Engineering and Architecture
Depositing User: En. Muhamad Saufi Che Rusuli
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2013 04:15
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2013 04:15
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/3102
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