Success factors of design-build public sector projects in Malaysia

Lee, Z. P. and A. R., Rahimi and Doh, Shu Ing (2020) Success factors of design-build public sector projects in Malaysia. In: IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 3rd National Conference on Wind & Earthquake Engineering and International Seminar On Sustainable Construction Engineering , 12-13 July 2019 , Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. pp. 1-10., 712 (012045). ISSN 1757-899X

2020 Success Factors of Design-Build Public Sector Projects in Malaysia.pdf
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution.

Download (874kB) | Preview


Various procurement methods are employed in the construction industry, with each having varying success rates. The popularity of design and build (D-B) method has been increasing worldwide because its distinctive features of integrating design and construction have successfully addressed the problems inherent in the traditional design-bid-build (D-B-B) method. Previous research efforts in Malaysia have been focused on establishing a D-B strategy, including its challenges and risks and defining a broader scope for implementing D-B in public projects. However, not many empirical studies have identified the D-B success factors in Malaysia’s construction industry. This paper aims to determine the main factors attributing to the successful application of the D-B method for public projects in Malaysia’s construction industry. Specifically, this paper answers the main research question of “What are the success factors of the D-B project delivery method in Malaysian public-sector projects?”. To achieve that objective, this study involves interviewing industry practitioners that have direct hands-on experience in managing D-B public sector projects in Malaysia. The interview data are analyzed to identify the D-B success factors in construction projects. The findings suggest that the underlying factors for successful D-B public project include client capabilities, competency of the construction leader, competency of the consultant team, organizational behavior, and effective project management system. The success factors in each underlying categories are discussed in the paper. This paper contributes a better understanding of the D-B project success factors in Malaysia’s construction industry.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Uncontrolled Keywords: design and build (D-B) method; construction industry; Malaysia
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Faculty/Division: Institute of Postgraduate Studies
Centre of Excellence: Earth Resources & Sustainability Centre (ERAS)
Faculty of Civil Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Dr. Doh Shu Ing
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2020 02:57
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2020 02:57
Download Statistic: View Download Statistics

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item