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According to the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB), the Industrialised Building System (IBS) adoption rate in government projects has increased to 84% in 2021 from 79.5% in 2020; whereas in private projects, it had tremendously increased to 60% in 2021 compared with 41% in 2020.

A higher adoption rate in government projects is always understandable, as it is the result of mandatory requirements for government projects to achieve an IBS score of 70. In contrast, a high take-up rate from the private sector is rather “surprising,” given that IBS has not been gaining enough traction in the past despite it has long been introduced to the construction industry. This is because IBS is often associated with a higher construction cost compared with the widely used “cast-in-situ” construction method, owing to the involvement of skilled labour, additional lifting equipment/machinery, and transportation of manufactured components to the construction site.

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