Towards A Sustainable Supply of Affordable Housing with Prefabrication Technology : An Overview

Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies
Volume 15, No. 1, June 2019, Pages 1-13

Nur Arzwin Mohamed Aris1,2,*, Mohamad Syazli Fathi2, Aizul Nahar Harun3, Zainai Mohamed2

1 Department of Construction Management, Faculty of Technology Management and Business, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, 86400 Parit Raja, Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia
2 Razak Faculty of Technology and Informatics, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra, 54100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
3 Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra, 54100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Cite this article
Nur Arzwin, Mohamed Aris, et al. "Towards A Sustainable Supply of Affordable Housing with Prefabrication Technology : An Overview." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 15.1 (2019): 1-13.

Nur Arzwin, M. A., Mohamad Syazli, F., Aizul Nahar, H., & Zainai, M.(2019). Towards A Sustainable Supply of Affordable Housing with Prefabrication Technology : An Overview. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 15(1), 1-13.
Nur Arzwin Mohamed Aris, Mohamad Syazli Fathi, Aizul Nahar Harun, and Zainai Mohamed."Towards A Sustainable Supply of Affordable Housing with Prefabrication Technology : An Overview." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 15, no. 1 (2019): 1-13.
Nur Arzwin, M.A., Mohamad Syazli, F., Aizul Nahar, H., and Zainai, M., 2019. Towards A Sustainable Supply of Affordable Housing with Prefabrication Technology : An Overview. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 15(1), pp. 1-13.

Nur Arzwin MA, Mohamad Syazli F, Aizul Nahar H, Zainai M. Towards A Sustainable Supply of Affordable Housing with Prefabrication Technology : An Overview. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2019;15(1): 1-13.


Affordable house; prefabrication technology; sustainable


The involvement of private sector in offering affordable housing price for the public is very crucial in the long run. It is relevant as the developing country like Malaysia is experiencing the arising of population and urbanisation process. Therefore, a well-established method such as the approach of utilising the prefabrication technology must be strategised by the stakeholders albeit many issues regarding the practice have been debated in the construction and real estate industry. Thus, this literature study is conducted to explore the arising issues in prefabrication technology so that the strategies can be well adapted by all the parties involved to ensure the sustainable supply of the affordable houses. For the purpose of this study, a systematic literature review was reviewed based on 60 papers published between the years of 2003-2017. The analysis found that the prefabrication technology issues was focus on five main themes: assemble, workmanship, financial, logistic and project information system. Hence the issued could be further strategised by various stakeholder and drive by three main components which are people, process and technology. The findings provide sensible technologies utilisation related to the supply chain systems in the development of affordable houses. All in all, although there were some issues in the practice of prefabrication technology, the more holistic driver approach is needed from all parties towards the sustainable supply of affordable housing with prefabrication technology.


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