Perspective analysis on ibs provision in standard form of contract in Malaysia

Mohd Ashraf Mohd Fateh, Naziz Nashriq Nijar

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Even though the Industrialized Building System (IBS) has been introduced for over 40 years in Malaysia but the pace of adaptation of IBS is still slow and below the government's target. Construction players are still facing various issues and challenges when adopting IBS particularly on contractual and procurement aspects; thus it contributes to the low adoption of IBS in Malaysia. As of to date, there is still the lack of provisions in the Malaysia standard form of contract to suit the IBS construction approach. Therefore this research will attempt to provide statistical evidence on this issue. Literature review and questionnaire survey to IBS players in the construction industry were used in the data collection exercise. Varies statistical test was done using SPSS Software. The findings from the analysis provide overall perception from the IBS players and identify mean differences between two or more groups. The outcome will be the basis for drawing the general conclusion about the groups on the issues. The study revealed useful statistical evidence related to the contractual aspect in the IBS construction approach that will be useful in order to enhance the local standard form of contract to suit IBS construction approach hence able to accelerate the adoption of IBS construction in Malaysia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-105
Number of pages19
JournalMalaysian Construction Research Journal
Issue numberS1
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2019


  • Contract
  • IBS
  • Malaysia
  • Procurement
  • Standard form of contract

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction


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