IBS Roundtable Wokshop 1: Implementation Strategy from R&D Perspective

Date: 29/7/209
Venue: Grand Season Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

(Please make proper citation): Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) (2009), IBS: Implementation Strategy from R&D Perspective (Editted by Zuhairi Abdul Hamid and Kamarul Anuar Mohamad Kamar), CIDB/CREAM Workshop Report, 29th July 2009, Kuala Lumpur

This report is a compilation of outcome derived from a workshop entitled Industrialised Building System (IBS): Implementation Strategy from R&D Perspective which has been held on 29th July 2009 at Grand Seasons Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. The workshop aims to identify existing government policies on IBS, to understand current scenario on the uptake of IBS, to determine main problems on the implementation of IBS, to identify the contributing factors that could expedite the development on IBS and to guide and recommend the way forward on R&D initiatives.

The workshop highlights the issues of IBS incentives and tax mechanism, transformation of companies form conventional to IBS, IBS payment mechanism, training issue, management of supply chain, IBS Project Management, cultural issue, economic of scale and sustainability issue

Recommendations derived form the workshop are to link IBS with sustainability issues and Malaysian Green Building Index (GBI) trough research, to improve on IBS incentive system, to study in-depth on payment mechanism that suits IBS, to conduct more research on people related issue, to find improvement in IBS supply chain management, to study taxation mechanism including possibility to wave sales tax on IBS and to find way of providing more grant and soft loan for IBS component manufacturers.

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