Delay factors in green building development projects in Malaysia : a phenomenological study

Alfonso bin Johan, (2013) Delay factors in green building development projects in Malaysia : a phenomenological study. Masters thesis, Open University Malaysia (OUM).


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The purpose of this phenomenological qualitative study was to identify the primary causes of delays in green building construction project in Malaysia that employ the GBI rating system as perceived by the green building consultants that were involved in the project. There are three objectives to this study they are: • To identify the major differences in green building construction process compared to traditional buildings. • To identify if these differences introduces delays that are not present in traditional building construction • To propose possible methods to overcome the delays introduced by the difference in construction process if such delays are present. The participants of the study are the personnel of Green Energy Design Studio Sdn Bhd. There are three consultants managing various projects with working experience ranging from one to five years. A semi-structured interview was conducted with each of the participant individually as part of the data collection process. The interview was then transcribed and phenomenological analysis was conducted to identify the significant statements that provides insight to addressing the research objectives. From the interviews, the participants clarified the green building constructions process and it was found that this process is similar to those of traditional buildings. However, there are new elements introduced to meet the additional requirements for green building certification. These new elements occur in paralles to the existing process and do not present a major stumbling block to the project scheduel. The analysis of the data then provided three themes for delay factors. They are commercial, knowledge and people. Each of these theme have various factors associated with it and each of the factors is explained and discussed in detail. For the mitigating factors, three themes also emerged from the data. They are commercial, knowledge and communications. Again the various factors associated with each theme is discussed in detail. (Abstract by author)

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Chapter One, Table of Content and Reference only. A Master’s Project Submitted in Partial Fulfilment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Project Management
Uncontrolled Keywords: Green building construction, Malaysia, Schedule, Delay, Project Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Technology
Depositing User: Shahril Effendi Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2014 04:05
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2014 04:05

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