Knowledge and hindrances in implementing lean construction by small and medium contractors in Malaysia / Wan Mohd Nurdden Wan Muhammad

Wan Muhammad, Wan Mohd Nurdden (2013) Knowledge and hindrances in implementing lean construction by small and medium contractors in Malaysia / Wan Mohd Nurdden Wan Muhammad. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA.

Abstract

Malaysian construction industry is having problem of producing high wastage and low
productivity. Lean construction is an approach which is feasible to cope with the
situation and it will be more significant to be applied by the majority parties in
Malaysian construction industry, small and medium enterprises. Therefore, the aim of
this research is to ascertain the lean construction implementation at small and
medium scale contractor companies. The first objective of the research is to study the
concept of lean construction including its components and how it is applied in
construction industry. It was found through literature review that lean construction
components comprise of principles, criteria and tools in order to implement it and it is
designated to add value and eliminate the non added value in acquiring construction
end product. The second objective is to identify level of knowledge on lean
construction among professionals in small and medium scale contractor companies
while the third objective is to determine factors that hinder the implementation of lean
construction faced by professionals in small and medium scale contractor companies.
Quantitative method was used to analyse respondents' feedback. Data was analysed
using average index and severity index analyses. The result showed that knowledge
level on lean construction among professionals in small and medium scale contractor
companies is high and issues of lack of training and knowledge improvement. poor
communication between parties involve and low understanding on lean construction
concept are the most severely factors that hindering professionals in small and
medium scale contractor companies from implementing lean construction.

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
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Wan Muhammad, Wan Mohd Nurdden
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Industry > Small and medium-sized business. History
T Technology > TA Engineering. Civil engineering > Contractors' operations and equipment. Contracting. (General works)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying
Date: 2013
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/12030
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