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Factors influencing the construction cost of Industrialised Building System (IBS) projects


Ahmad Bari, Nor Azmi and Mohd Yusuff, Rosnah and Ismail, Napsiah and Jaapar, Aini and Ahmad, Rizan (2012) Factors influencing the construction cost of Industrialised Building System (IBS) projects. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 35. pp. 689-696. ISSN 1877-0428


This paper presents the results of a survey of factors influencing the construction costs of Industrialised Building System (IBS) projects in Malaysia. The aim of the study was to evaluate and rank a range of factors that Malaysian IBS stakeholders regard as important, with the key identified factors being those associated with the main project characteristics, contract procedures and procurement methods, contractors’ and consultants’ attributes and design parameters besides external market conditions. Remarkably, factors grouped under the consultants and design parameters, external factors and government/authority requirements indicate low RII index while project/IBS characteristics, contractor attributes, external market conditions denote high RII index.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.02.138
Publisher: Elsevier
Keywords: Industrialised Building System (IBS); Construction cost; Relative Importance Index (RII); Cost estimation
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 03:53
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 03:53
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