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A study of potential load bearing masonry (LBM) system in Malaysia construction industry


Ramli, N. A. and Abdullah, Che Sobry and Mohd Nawi, Mohd Nasrun (2013) A study of potential load bearing masonry (LBM) system in Malaysia construction industry. In: 3rd International Building Control Conference (IBCC), 21st November 2013, Royal Chulan Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

To overcome the problems in increasing of material prices, land prices, shortage of shilled workers, equipping low cost housing demands and maintained the cost of the constructing at an affordable price, there is a need to find the alternative solution for constructing method.The use of the load bearing masonry system (LBM) has been identified as a sustainable and an effective alternative method for the construction industry.'She system offers several advantages in term of cost and speed of the construction, durability, strength, environmentally friendly practices and aesthetic qualities.Despite these advantages, unfortunately, this system has not been widely used in Malaysia compared to reinforced concrete (RC)frame construction.Therefore, this paper aims to discuss the advantages and potential of the system implementation to Malaysia construction industry in the future.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Load bearing masonry system, construction industry, advantages
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: School of Technology Management & Logistics
Depositing User: Pof. Ir. Dr. Che Sobry Abdullah
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2014 02:26
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2016 01:54
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/11741

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