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IBS Cost Control - Research Proposal

I'm Ku Mohammad Asyraf,now studying in final year of Bachelor Quantity Surveying (Hons) at UiTM Shah Alam. On behalf of that iam just start doing a thesis about "Cost Control and Cost Planning on IBS Projects". My questions is are there any publication books made by CREAM or CIDB about the management of IBS projects or about the cost planning and control on IBS projects? Is there any contact persons that sir may know that might help me doing the research like any quantity surverys that handle IBS projects?

Very good topic indeed Asyraf. Congratulations. Unfortunately, there are lack of books, publications, guideline on IBS cost control neither been published by CIDB nor in journals specific to Malaysia scenario. Our research on management aspect of IBS is still at infancy stage. The positive think is you can be a pioneer in this area. For oversea materials, please broadern your google search to other term which represent IBS like, offsite, MMC and industrialised construction. You may start the ball rolling by conducting a priliminary study on cost control of IBS by your own using 'action research'. You can interview project managers involved in IBS projects on how they control cost and how its differ from conventional method. All the best.

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