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Construction and construction education and training in the muslim world - a preliminary assessment and policy implication

Abdul Rashid, Khairuddin and Abdul Mohit, M. and Preece, Christopher Nigel (2009) Construction and construction education and training in the muslim world - a preliminary assessment and policy implication. In: Proceedings, OIC Infrastructure Forum "Enchancing Construction Human capital amongst OIC Member Countries, 29th - 31th October 2009, Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

This paper reports on two preliminary examinations, namely on; (i) the size and contribution of the construction sectors of the countries of the Muslim world to their respective economies; and (ii) state of their construction education and training. Key results of the preliminary examinations include: (i) majority of the construction sectors of the countries of the Muslim world make small contribution to their GDPs; (ii) at per capita level, most of the countries of the Muslim worlds' construction GDPs are very small; (iii) per capita construction GDP is positively correlated to per capita GDP and GDP from the industrial sector but is negatively related to other sectoral GDPs; (iv) countries of the Muslim world suffer constraints in the availability of indigenous semi-skilled and skilled workers, semi-professionals and professionals in all fields related to construction; (v) higher education and training in the Muslim world generally lag far behind those of the developed countries; and (vi) among the countries of the Muslim world Malaysia appears to be among the very few Muslim countries that offer world class education and training including education and training in construction.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 5137/11536
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Depositing User: amlan sidek
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2012 17:00
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2012 17:00
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/11536

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