This chapter argues that the local workforce could be purposefully nurtured to work in an industrialised construction environment – the corollary of which would not only increase the use of skilled workforce, but would also help develop human resource capacity and capability for the industry. It presents a number of important facets of the discussion, particularly in relation to the industrialisation of architecture, engineering, and construction in Malaysia. The introduction of industrialisation and strategic policies to modernise the construction industry in Malaysia continues – in parallel with the evolution of Industrialized Building System (IBS) Terminologies towards ‘offsite’ production. IBS building components and systems are purely explicit Computer Aided Design objects in a building information modelling model, which are more appreciated by prefabricators and builders for their precision measurements and positioning on construction sites. IBS integrated project delivery is already very complex, with multiple workflows involving multiple stakeholders.
|Title of host publication||Offsite Production and Manufacturing for Innovative Construction|
|Subtitle of host publication||People, Process and Technology|
|Editors||Jack S. Goulding, Farzad Pour Rahimian|
|Place of Publication||Oxon, UK|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|