Modern Method of Construction

An Experience from UK Construction Industry

Mohd Nasrun Mohd Nawi, Faizatul Akmar Abu Hanifa, Kamarul Anuar Mohamad Kamar, Angela Lee, Mohamed Nor Azhari Azman

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Industrialised Building Systems (IBS) is commonly used interchangeably with other terms such as offsite construction, prefabrication, offsite manufacturing, modern method of construction (MMC), industrialised building and industrialised construction. However, the term modern method of construction (MMC) is used to collectively describe both offsite-based construction technologies and innovative onsite technologies in the United Kingdom. It is evident that there exist a wide range of contextual issues which stems from the definition of these terminologies. Nonetheless, no previous research has explored the relationship between these terminologies. This paper highlights the contrasting concepts of IBS and MMC, and concludes that ill-defining the MMC-IBS terms leads to misunderstanding, uncertainty and prejudice of the IBS concept and its benefits, which will be detrimental to efforts promoting the use of IBS in the construction industry.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)527-532
Number of pages6
JournalAustralian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences
Volume8
Issue number5
Early online date25 Apr 2014
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventiCBST 2014 International Conference on Business, Science and Technology - Hatyai, Thailand
Duration: 25 Apr 201426 Apr 2014
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Nawi, M. N. M., Hanifa, F. A. A., Kamar, K. A. M., Lee, A., & Azman, M. N. A. (2014). Modern Method of Construction: An Experience from UK Construction Industry. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 8(5), 527-532.
Nawi, Mohd Nasrun Mohd ; Hanifa, Faizatul Akmar Abu ; Kamar, Kamarul Anuar Mohamad ; Lee, Angela ; Azman, Mohamed Nor Azhari. / Modern Method of Construction : An Experience from UK Construction Industry. In: Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences. 2014 ; Vol. 8, No. 5. pp. 527-532.
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Modern Method of Construction : An Experience from UK Construction Industry. / Nawi, Mohd Nasrun Mohd; Hanifa, Faizatul Akmar Abu; Kamar, Kamarul Anuar Mohamad; Lee, Angela; Azman, Mohamed Nor Azhari.

In: Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, Vol. 8, No. 5, 2014, p. 527-532.

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