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Roundtable Workshop (23 February 2011)

Developing a Sustainable IBS Implementation in Malaysia Construction Industry: Policy, Environment and SocioEconomics Factors (Series 1: Collaboration in Research)

Introduction (Current State of IBS Research in Malaysia)
  • 80% of research has been done in any part of the world. 20% to align with user requirement through collaboration.
  • Willingness to share the remaining 20%.
  • Development of research database in sustainable IBS.
  • Benefits of research database to industry and academia.
  • Intellectual properties right (IPR)
  • Very limited funding from CREAM
  • The way forward is through collaboration

List of IBS Research on Sustainability (Completed/ On-going and Proposal)

  • IBS Waste Management – Lestari (UKM)
  • Evaluation of prefabricated bathroom for high rise building (UIAM)
  • User perception of IBS housing in Klang Valley (UIAM)
  • Quality culture of contractors and ralation to performace (UTM)
  • Strategic partnering on IBS (UiTM)
  • Value management of IBS (UiTM)
  • PFI in IBS project (UiTM)
  • Positioning of Bumiputra contractor in IBS industry (UiTM)
  • Business strategy of Bumiputra contractor on IBS (UiTM)
  • Supply chain IBS (UiTM)
  • IBS materials towards green and sustainable construction (UKM)
  • Towards adaptability in housing: architectural programming plug and play in construction system (UIAM)
  • Guideline for sustainable decision making in IBS construction (UTHM)
  • Supply chain IBS (UTHM)
  • Implementation of IBS and the usage of RFID technology (UTHM)
  • Lightweight concrete (UTAR)
  • Knowledge management in supply chain (UTAR)
  • Maintenance and IBS / Whole life cycle IBS (UTM)
  • Business opportunity / marketing in IBS (UTM)
  • Awareness of IBS (UTM)
  • Procurement strategy for IBS (UTM)
  • The issue of IBS in the perspective of UBBL / local authorities / local council (UKM)
  • Monopoly in IBS (UIAM)
  • Economic feasibility and sustainability of green IBS building and construction (UIAM)
  • Developing a framework for managing construction business and internationalisation (UIAM)
  • Developing of a life cycle cost model for IBS (UIAM)
  • Framework of sustainable IBS delivery system (UTHM)
  • Market segment / open system (UTAR)
  • Training and productivity (UTAR)
  • Value added IBS in achieving the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) (UTAR)

Points of Discussion

  • Need to study issues of maintenance in IBS
  • Need to study the fundamental Issue - definition of IBS is not clear – boundaries / limitation
  • IBS Score – flexible, element of ‘green’ should be incorporated
  • Barriers to IBS – location, transportation and logistic
  • Need to understand the bottom line of IBS issues
  • Need to address issue of labour
  • Hard issues is also important – development of technologies
  • Problem-based research
  • Compilation of best practices and lesson learnt on IBS
  • Development of skilled / blue /white collar workers
  • Launch IBS Best practice programme – CIRIA
  • Identifying research groups in University
  • Linking and branding IBS as sustainable
  • Support the development of Integrated team in IBS
  • Identify the best procurement methid that suit IBS - D&B, PPP, concurrent engineering, value management, strategic partnering. How this can suit to open system.
  • Identifying issues / barriers in adaptation
  • Readiness and maturity

Action Plan in the Future - Collaboration in Research

  • MOU on collaboration initiative
  • Sharing of database
  • Provide industry linkages
  • Joint organizer : Conference, seminar, workshop
  • Sharing of expertise (i.e : visiting professor)
  • Publication (i.e : appointing editorial board member)
  • Matching grant? How?
  • International partnership – i.e: CIB
  • Linkage with professional bodies, association
  • Internship placement at CREAM
  • Relevant thesis title for MSc and Phd – new, on going, completed
  • Joint research grant application (industry, university)
  • Initiating tri-party collaboration – CREAM – University – Industry
  • Best Practices Programme / Workshop / Project Examplar.
  • Open Dialogue with industry – selected personnel

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