The implementation of risk management plan: towards safer hillside development project

The implementation of risk management plan: towards safer hillside development project. Malaysian Construction Research Journal (MCRJ): International Conference on Applied Science and Technology (ICAST) 2017, 3 (1): 1. pp. 1-9. ISSN 1985-3807 (2018)


Nowadays, the demand for residential sector in Penang, Malaysia is higher but the availability of flat land is limited due to the Penang topography which is most of it is categorized as hilly area. Due to this phenomenon, the developer has taken this opportunity to develop the hillside area to cope with the increasing of that demand and also to gain high profitability. However, most people are unaware that the hilly area is a sensitive area which minor mistake in the development process will invite hazardous to the construction projects. Thus, this study is conducted to identify what are the major risks that contractors faces in developing the hillside project and their current practice on implementing the risk management plan for their hillside development project. In getting the right and in-depth data for this study, semi-structured interviews method was chosen as the research technique and this study just focused on the “risky” area as classified by the Penang State Government. Moreover, as the results, this study has indicated that the slope stabilization was found to be the major risks in Penang hillside project followed by design & technical, construction, safety & security and time. Currently, the contractors aware about the important of risk management plan for their project but unfortunately, they are still using the simple practice of risk management plan because lack of exposure to the actual risk management plans practice and compatible with their old ways. As conclusion, this study is significant for the project’s stakeholders especially for the hillside development project as their surface guidelines to identify the risks and manage risk management plan for their projects.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Hillside development project, Risk management plan, Hilly Area
Taxonomy: By Subject > Architecture, Planning & Surveying > Quantity Surveying
By Subject > Architecture, Planning & Surveying > Construction Management
Local Content Hub: Subjects > Architecture, Planning & Surveying
Depositing User: Eza Eliana Abdul Wahid
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2021 23:56
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2021 00:16
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