A Study on the Acceptance Level of Rack Housing in Malaysia

Authors

  • C.M. Ho College of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, 26300 Pahang, Malaysia
  • Q.N. Tan College of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, 26300 Pahang, Malaysia
  • S. I. Doh College of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, 26300 Pahang, Malaysia
  • J. Omar Faculty of Civil Engineering Technology, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, 26300 Gambang, Pahang, Malaysia
  • K.A. Mohammed Al-Btoush Amman PO Box 33 and 22 Isra University Office 11622 Amman, Jordan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15282/construction.v1i2.6550

Keywords:

Acceptance level, Modular construction, Racking house

Abstract

Rack housing is one type of modular construction system which is flexible and poses a higher degree of mobility. However, the idea of rack housing is relatively new and there is no clear indication of how far  is the acceptance of Malaysian citizen to this idea. Therefore, this study aims to identify the acceptance level of Malaysian towards rack housing and also serve as the  basic reference for both government and private sector for the adoption fo rack house in Malaysia. In this study, the acceptance level among Malaysian factors of consumer decision to purchase rack housing and also the perspective of Malaysian especially middle income group is determined. A set of questionnaire was made by Google form which contain question about the major factor of acceptance of Malaysian citizen on rack housing with total of 208 questionnaires. The data collected from different group of Malaysian was analyzed by using Average Index (AI). The degree of importance was determined by the rating scales. The result obtained is that the acceptance level to purchase rack housing based on location, comfortability and management factors. From the result, the respondances agree to accept rack housing to implement and construct in Malaysia.

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Published

2021-10-06