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Collaboration initiative on green construction and sustainability through industrialized buildings systems (IBS) in the Malaysian construction industry

Kamarul, A, Zuhairi, A, Ghani, M, Egbu, CO and Arif, M 2010, 'Collaboration initiative on green construction and sustainability through industrialized buildings systems (IBS) in the Malaysian construction industry' , International Journal of Sustainable Construction Engineering & Technology, 1 (1) , pp. 1-9.

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Abstract

Malaysian Construction Industry has been urged to use innovative construction technique and to shift from traditional practice of brick and mortar to Industrialized Building System (IBS) construction. IBS is defined as a construction technique in which components are manufactured in a controlled environment (on or off site), transported, positioned and assembled into a structure with minimal additional site works. On the other hand, the issues of sustainability and green construction have been duly highlighted in the Construction Industry Master Plan (2005 – 2015) as being of significant importance for the Malaysian construction industry. The Malaysian government is also committed to addressing sustainability issues and meeting its target and obligations in this regard. This paper highlights several aspects of IBS that has the potential of contributing to green construction and sustainability. IBS promotes sustainability from controlled production environment, minimization of waste generation, extensive usage of energy efficient building material, effective logistics and long term economic stability which can contribute to better investment in environment technologies. The Construction Research Institute of Malaysia (CREAM), University of Salford and other research institutes in Malaysia will conduct a collaboration Research and Development (R&D) initiative on green construction and sustainability trough IBS implementation. From this paper, the authors hope to receive feedbacks, comments and recommendations to improve research aims, objectives, expected deliverables and research methodology.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Built and Human Environment
Schools: Schools
Schools > School of the Built Environment
Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Built Environment Sustainability and Transformation (BEST)
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Sustainable Construction Engineering & Technology
Publisher: Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Concrete Society of Malaysia (CSM)
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 2180-3242
Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: M Arif
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2015 14:41
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2015 23:57
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/36064

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