Industrialization of building construction has different advantages, including high manufacturing speed, the ability of precise control and high safety, minimal usage of building materials and working force. On the other hand, the industry has disadvantages such as the need of a great fund and initial cost, expert human force, poorly structured connections, and transportation problems from the factory to the construction jobsite.
Industrialization in Malaysia has been started by the government since 1960 and it was pursued severely with the formation of the construction industry development board (CIDB) in 1998. The first plan of industrialization of building construction was drafted during 2003 and 2011 and the second one during 2011 till 2015 which demonstrated the Malaysian government’s serious determination in the way of industrialization. Currently, most Malaysian buildings are structured with industrial method indicating the acceptability of industrialization of building construction among Malaysian people.
At first, this article overviews Malaysia, its economy, and housing; then, tries to define the notion of industrialization of building construction and to investigate industrialization of building construction in Malaysia, and finally, covers the approaches, the disadvantages, the axes, and the strategic methods of industrialization of building construction in Malaysia. The research method of this paper is library base and based on the collection of data and information and their analysis.
Key words: Industrialization of building construction, Malaysia, prefabricated construction