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