Towards Integrated Team Practice: A Case of Malaysian Industrialised Building System (IBS) Construction Projects
1 School of Technology Management and Logistics, Universiti Utara Malaysia, 06010 Sintok, Kedah, Malaysia
2 Department of Decision Science, School of Quantitative Sciences,College of Arts and Sciences, Universiti Utara Malaysia, 06010 Sintok, Kedah, Malaysia
3 Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying,Universiti Teknologi MARA Perak, Seri Iskandar, 32610 Perak
Problems associated with fragmentation in the traditional construction process, such as isolation of professionals, lack of co-ordination between design and construction, and the sequential manner of its processes, has impacted on construction performance leading to a lack of integration, wastage, low productivity and efficiency. Integrated team practice is perceived as paramount. Unfortunately, there has a limitation of study focus on the dimension of fully integrated team especially for Malaysian Industrialised Building System (IBS) projects. Accordingly, this research paper explores and identifies the dimension of fully integrated team from the traditional approach and conduct a validation process for implementing it in Malaysian IBS projects. The research presented uses interviews case study to obtain qualitative data. It was found that the dimension of fully integrated team from the traditional construction process could apply to the Malaysian IBS projects. Suggestions on how an integrated team practice in IBS design and construction process in order to minimise the fragmentation gaps will be concluded.
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