There is an increasing use of industrialised building Systems (IBS) to replace conventional construction methods, with the intention of speeding up construction times. However the use of IBS technology is often resisted, apparently on grounds other than simply technological. Thus the decision to use IBS is dependent upon satisfactorily addressing a range of issues that include the technological, psychological and sociological. This paper reviews literature on decision making methods or process, in order to model psychological variables influencing the adoption of IBS in the built environment. A theoretical framework/matrix on the psychological aspects of decision-making process in relation to IBS technology adoption in built environment is proposed. The proposed framework illustrates the importance of the descriptive (how people actually behave when making decisions) and the prescriptive (how decisions should be made) aspects of psychology decision making based on well-considered factors in the IBS technology adoption.
2010 International Conference on Engineering, Project, and Production Management (EPPM 2010). Proceedings of EPPM 2010: Internatinal Conference on Engineering, Project, and Production Management (Pingtung, Taiwan 14-15 October, 2010) p. 61-70