THE PANDEMIC PRESENTS an opportunity for structural improvements to the economy. In the construction sector, the time is indeed ripe for an evolutionary step to be taken through the adoption of the Industrialised Building System (IBS).
The construction industry is currently saddled with three chronic problems: the practice of in situ construction that is manual, that relies on low-technology, and that is heavily reliant on weather conditions. The resulting works are often riddled with defects. Secondly, the construction period is drawn out for over two years for landed properties, and three years for non-landed ones; the long completion period of a ...
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