Factors Influencing Industrialized Building System (IBS) Project Performance: A Systematic Review

  • Yusmin Jaffar Faculty of Industrial Management, Universiti Malaysia Pahang
  • Chia Kuang Lee Faculty of Industrial Management, Universiti Malaysia Pahang
Keywords: Industrialized building system, Construction performance, Construction integrity, Pre-fabrication, Project performance, Project integrity


Industrialized Building System (IBS) is a form of construction with focused processes comprise of methods, products and a set of connected components which work together to achieve objectives. The Malaysian construction industry is one of the contributors towards the development of the country. To ensure the vitality of construction performance, utilization and application of IBS is the right system to shift to from the current conventional construction method. The adaptability of IBS in Malaysia’s construction industry is very low due to various limitations and barriers. To better understand IBS, this paper performs a systematic review of studies underpinning the factors influencing IBS success. From a total of 111 articles reviewed in this paper, 16 factors were highly mentioned, such as knowledge and expertise, cost of construction, training, Communication, Lean Construction, Government Policies, Contractors’ Satisfaction, Integration of Resources, Utilization of Software, Market Factor, On-site Management, Technical factor, Integrated Processes Assessment, Management Factor, Payment Issues, and Employee Empowerment. These factors significantly influence IBS project performance

Author Biographies

Yusmin Jaffar, Faculty of Industrial Management, Universiti Malaysia Pahang

Yusmin Jaffar is an administrative executive assistant under Industrial and Community Network (ICoN) department in University Malaysia Pahang. Yusmin Jaffar has a bachelor degree in Project Management with honours and is currently a full-time research-based postgraduate student pursuing a master’s degree in University Malaysia Pahang.

Chia Kuang Lee, Faculty of Industrial Management, Universiti Malaysia Pahang

Dr Chia Kuang LEE is a Senior Lecturer in Project Management, with more than 10 years of experience in R&D works specifically in construction management and project management. He has worked as the Head of Program for Project Management Degree Course in Universiti Malaysia Pahang and has been recognized with several teaching and research awards during his career, such as the Most Promising Academician Award 2018. Dr Lee is currently the Head of Research Cluster (Project Management). Dr Lee has managed several research projects as a research leader, overseen the development of project management degree program, and pioneered the course towards full PMI GAC accredited status by the Project Management Institute (PMI), USA. He has several professional qualifications and credentials, such as: Certified in Quantitative Risk Management (CQRM) by International Institute of Professional Education & Research (IIPER) , Project Management Professional (PMP) by Project Management Institute (PMI), Certified as Professional Technologist by the Malaysia Board of Technologists (MBOT), and Train the Trainers (TTT) by HRDF. Dr Lee has a Bachelor Degree in Quantity Surveying (B.Q.S) and Master of Science (MSc Construction Contract Management) from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He earned a PhD in Civil Engineering from The University of Auckland, New Zealand in 2017, focusing mainly on the field of Construction Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) method.   

How to Cite
Jaffar, Y., & Lee, C. K. (2020). Factors Influencing Industrialized Building System (IBS) Project Performance: A Systematic Review. Journal of Governance and Integrity, 3(2). https://doi.org/10.15282/jgi.3.2.2020.5311
JGI Vol. 3, Issue 2, July 2020