The Obstacles to Promoting the Modular Building Project: A Tentative Assessment of the Literature


The Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations and the global building industry both depend on environmental sustainability. Numerous studies have demonstrated the superiority of modular over cast-in-place construction, which can increase a building’s sustainability. However, there have been several roadblocks in the actual creation of modular structures, particularly in underdeveloped nations. The key obstacles to modular building are covered in this essay. An in-depth analysis of the main barriers in local building sectors is provided by numerous past research on the challenges to the development of modular structures. The first five interconnected problems are: greater entry costs; a lack of work experience; a reliance on traditional building methods; difficulty in managing stakeholders; and limited government assistance. To bolster the study’s findings and identify potential obstacles, more research on the cultural resistance is required. The study’s conclusions could be used to promote modular construction locally, thereby enhancing environmental sustainability significantly.

Author(s) Details:

Zhenquan Zhou,
Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Technology and Built Environment, UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur – 56000, Malaysia.

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Keywords: Modular building, environmental sustainability, promoting obstacle, construction project

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