The effect of design knowledge towards the performance of refurbishment projects in Malaysia

Ali, A.S. (2013) The effect of design knowledge towards the performance of refurbishment projects in Malaysia. In: International Conference on Engineering Education 2013, 22-25 Dec 2013, Madinah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

034_ICEE2013_Azlan_Shah_Ali.pdf - Published Version

Download (199kB)


The uncertainty of refurbishment project is reflected in the difficulty of getting accurate design information during the design process. One of the factors contributed to uncertainty in refurbishment projects is degree of design knowledge that an architect have. The knowledge of the designers in refurbishment design could influence the completeness of the design before work starts on site. This could cause project delays and cost overruns due to adjustments that need to be made to design in order to comply with the new design requirements. Therefore, the main objectives of this paper are to present the difficulties that contributed by the limited design knowledge of an architect for refurbishment projects and show how it affects the overall performance of refurbishment projects. Quantitative technique is used for research methodology, which consists of review of literature and postal questionnaire survey that involved 234 respondents. From 234 questionnaires sent out, 62 questionnaires found to be suitable to form a database for analysis. Descriptive and inferential statistics are used in data analysis. The result concludes that complexity in refurbishment projects in Malaysia contributed by uncertainty of knowledge by the designers. The associative test indicates that performance of refurbishment projects suffered from the uncertainty knowledge of refurbishment projects designers.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Designer, knowledge, refurbishment, Malaysia
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of the Built Environment
Depositing User: Mr. Mohd Samsul Ismail
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2015 01:05
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2015 01:05

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item