Industrialization and sustainable construction a case study of Malaysia

Rostami, Raheleh and Lamit, Hasanuddin and Khoshnava, Seyed Meysam and Rostami, Rasoul (2013) Industrialization and sustainable construction a case study of Malaysia. Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences, 15 (2). pp. 433-440. ISSN 0972-3005

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Abstract

Construction industry is one of the driving forces of the nations' economy due to its contribution in generating wealth through constant growth in GDP, which influence the development of social and economic infrastructures, and building, and providing job opportunities. But, against all these benefits construction industry' total energy and resource consumption and carbon emission also raise a growing concerns regarding this industry among experts. Construction industrialization could be considered as a feasible tool to support the construction industry to achieve sustainable development in the current process of rapid urbanization. In other words the unique characteristics of Industrialized Building System have the potential to respond well to the sustainability challenge facing the construction industry. Thus, this study tries to examine industrialization and its relation and capabilities towards the agenda of the sustainability particularly with respect to Malaysia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Construction; Industrialized Building System (IBS); Malaysia; Sustainability
Divisions: Faculty of Built Environment > Landscape Architecture
Depositing User: FAB IR Admin
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2014 04:01
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2014 04:01
URI: http://epublication.fab.utm.my/id/eprint/457

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