Sustainability criteria for Industrialised Building System (IBS) in Malaysia

Yunus, Riduan & Yang, Jay (2011) Sustainability criteria for Industrialised Building System (IBS) in Malaysia. In Procedia Engineering, Elsevier BV, Hong Kong, China, pp. 1590-1598.

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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.

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ID Code: 43872
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Sustainability, Industrialised Building System (IBS), Attribution, Decision-making
DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2011.07.200
ISSN: 1877-7058
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Building Construction Management and Project Planning (120201)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Elsevier Ltd.
Deposited On: 09 Aug 2011 23:32
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2014 23:25

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