Industrialised Building Systems (IBS): It’s attribute towards enhancing sustainability in construction

  • Nor Azmi Ahmad Bari Department of Quantity Surveying, Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, UniversitiTeknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Malaysia
  • Rosnah Mohd Yusuff Department of Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Malaysia
  • Napsiah Ismail Department of Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Malaysia
  • Aini Jaapar Department of Quantity Surveying, Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, UniversitiTeknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Malaysia

Abstract

A comparative study was conducted between IBS construction and conventional wet construction to compare performances in terms of time, cost, quality and utilization of manpower. Four low-rise building projects which adopted IBS and conventional methods of construction were selected for case studies. The findings suggest that construction using inter-locking blocks and prefabricated systems can reduce the overall cost, time, manpower and produces better quality housing than the conventional method.  Environmentally, IBS also facilitates waste minimization and reduction, thus further highlighting its positive economics, while reductions in overall manpower requirements may also bring about less dependency on foreign labour. 


Keywords: Industrialized Building System; Interlocking Blocks; Prefabricated; Sustainability.


eISSN 2514-751X © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.


https://doi.org/10.21834/aje-bs.v3i8.284 

Published
2018-05-23
How to Cite
AHMAD BARI, Nor Azmi et al. Industrialised Building Systems (IBS): It’s attribute towards enhancing sustainability in construction. Asian Journal of Environment-Behaviour Studies, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 8, p. 109-119, may 2018. ISSN 2514-751X. Available at: <https://aje-bs.e-iph.co.uk/index.php/ajE-Bs/article/view/284>. Date accessed: 22 sep. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.21834/aje-bs.v3i8.284.
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