The new IBS Roadmap 2011-2015 to replace the current roadmap will be published in late 2010. The policy objective is to impose high level intended outcomes of implementing IBS. The new roadmap will be focusing on private sector adoption of IBS. To remain focus, it has been narrowed down to four policy objectives; which are quality, efficiency, competency and sustainability. A sustainable IBS industry will contribute to the competitiveness of the construction industry. The pillars of the new roadmap are as follows :
a) Good quality designs, components and buildings are the desired outcomes of IBS. Aesthetics should be promoted through innovations.
b) To ensure that, by using IBS, completion time of a building is speedier, more predictable and well managed.
c) To have a ready pool of component IBS professionals and workers throughout the entire project lifecycle : from design, manufacture, build and maintenance.
d) To create a financially sustainable IBS industry that balances users affordability and manufacturers viability.
Four workstreams have been established as an action plan to achieve the new roadmap pillars :
• Workstreams 1 : Institutional Strengthening
• Workstreams 2 : Focusing on User
• Workstreams 3 : Product Focus
• Workstreams 4 : Industry Focus
Based on this workstreams, 37 action steps have been recommended to be accomplished by 2015. It is hoped that the roadmap will drive the way forward for sustainable IBS adoptions; both in public and private sector.
The goals for the Roadmap are encapsulated below:
1. To sustain the existing momentum of 70% IBS content for public sector building projects through to 2015
2. To increase the existing IBS content to 50% for private sector building projects by 2015