Offsite manufacturing: Discontinuous challenges and opportunities for offsite lifecycle processes in Malaysia

Rahinah Ibrahim, Ali Rashidi

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationOffsite Production and Manufacturing for Innovative Construction
    Subtitle of host publicationPeople, Process and Technology
    EditorsJack S. Goulding, Farzad Pour Rahimian
    Place of PublicationOxon, UK
    Number of pages14
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-315-14732-1
    ISBN (Print)978-1-138-55068-1
    Publication statusPublished - 2020

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