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Enhancement of constructability concept: An experience in offsite Malaysia construction industry


Mohd Nawi, Mohd Nasrun and Mohamad Kamar, Kamarul Anuar and Abdullah, Mohd Rodzi and Haron, Ahmad Tarmizi and Lee, Angela and Arif, Mohammed (2009) Enhancement of constructability concept: An experience in offsite Malaysia construction industry. In: International Conference on Changing Roles 2009; New Roles, New Challenges, 5-9 October 2009, TU Delft, Faculty of Architecture, Real Estate & Housing. Noordwijk aan Zee, the Netherlands.

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Abstract

In the construction process of a traditional contracting system, most design drawings and specifications that produced by the design engineers are tend to be performance oriented, specifying an end result and materials, while leaves the means and methods for constructing the work to the contractor. While in nature, A/Es are not exactly expert in construction means and method.Consequently, the reality of construction is that most of the problems encountered in the field such as reworks, delay and low in quality or productivity are often compounded by inherent design flaws that generated in the design phase. An alternative solution to overcome the problem is by implementing of constructability concept. Constructability is often portrayed as integrating construction knowledge, resource, technology and experience into the engineering and design of a project.Since 1998, government Malaysian through Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) seriously took an action to reform the current construction practice (currently use conventional method) towards industrialization concept. One of the main strategies had been taken by the government which introduced a concept of design of prefabrication, pre-assembly and modularization especially in public projects. This paper will highlight the initiative have be done by in the Malaysian construction industry to implement that system and indirectly the concept of constructability will be enhanced.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Constructability, Offsite, Pre-assembly and Modularization Design, Malaysia construction industry.
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: School of Technology Management & Logistics
Depositing User: Dr. Sr. Mohd Nasrun Mohd Nawi
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2014 08:14
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2016 08:09
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/10222

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