The Implementation of Industrialized Building System (IBS) in Iran Construction Companies

Milad Samari
2012 IOSR Journal of Mechanical and Civil Engineering  
Industrialized Building System (IBS) is the new method of constructing building in the construction industry as a solution to improve construction image and performance. However this concept is generally accepted and applied in developed countries and some developing countries as well, does not have appropriate position in the construction industry in Iran. Most of construction companies in Iran still consist on conventional method instead of using IBS. This paper is attempting to find out the
more » ... ng to find out the benefits and problems of applying IBS in construction projects, to identify the easiness of IBS usage for construction companies, to explore level of usefulness of IBS for Iranian construction companies and finally to recommend some solutions to promote IBS concept in developing countries. To collect data for this study, a questionnaire survey was conducted among the construction companies in Iran. A total of 827 questionnaires were sent out through mail and 117 of them answered. The respondent rate was 14.1%. It was perceived that, there is an acceptable range of knowledge on IBS among the construction professionals, but the level of the IBS implementation in construction projects was extremely low. Because higher cost, lack of expertise and lack of supportive rules and regulations.
doi:10.9790/1684-0131924 fatcat:g7fa7alh6nh5bmsclg2rwllqgi