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Environmental awareness and benefits of industrialized building systems (IBS)


Ahmad Bari, Nor Azmi and Abdullah, Nor Ainah and Yusuff, Rosnah and Ismail, Napsiah and Jaapar, Aini (2012) Environmental awareness and benefits of industrialized building systems (IBS). Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 50. pp. 392-404. ISSN 1877-0428

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A comparative study was conducted between IBS construction and conventional wet construction to compare performances in terms of time, cost, quality and utilization of manpower. Four low-rise building projects which adopted IBS and conventional methods of construction were selected for case studies. The findings suggest that construction using inter-locking blocks and prefabricated systems can reduce the overall cost, time, manpower and produces better quality housing than the conventional method. Environmentally, IBS also facilitates waste minimization and reduction, thus further highlighting its positive economics, while reductions in overall manpower requirements may also bring about less dependency on foreign labour.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
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Publisher: Elsevier
Keywords: Industrialized building system; Interlocking blocks; Prefabricated; Environmental
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2016 10:44
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2016 10:44
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