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A review of project development stages (PLC) in Malaysian landscape architecture industry

Mohd Hanaizal, Fatin Ariena and Mansor, Mazlina (2019) A review of project development stages (PLC) in Malaysian landscape architecture industry. Journal of Built Environment, Technology and Engineering, 6. pp. 42-49. ISSN 0128-1003

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Landscape architecture profession plays an important role in the built environment projects that conserve environment especially in a cityscape. Landscape architecture profession in Malaysia was officially formed in 1981 under the name Angkatan Lanskap Arkitek Malaysia (ALAM) and now with the name Institute Landscape Architecture Malaysia (ILAM), the organization acts as an official body to manage the landscape architecture industry. The paper aims to review the process of project development in landscape architecture industry. Thus, it also identifies challenges that are faced by professionals in the field in managing the process in the local landscape architecture industry. Landscape project development can also be termed as project life cycle (PLC) in the construction industry. It is a process of planning and controlling the overall tasks or activities within the project, therefore harness resources available for the activities, e.g. people, materials, time, money, knowledge, equipment and spaces. The process consists of three important stages: (a) pre-development stage, (b) construction stage, and (c) post-construction stage. Review has suggested that the process can also be divided into more than three stages. The most significant challenge is that majority of professionals in the field are not well-verse with all the stages of work that happen in the project development. This is due to fragmented experience only in certain stages of the work, and there are no definite source of reference that they can refer to. Thus, this study is significant to documents the overall tasks in the PLC as a set of reference for the professionals. All in all, it is hoped that the research will be able to contribute to the inauguration of landscape architecture position in Malaysia by providing a set of reference that can be further implemented for practical improvement in local landscape industry.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3283/72832
Uncontrolled Keywords: Landscape Architecture, Landscape Development, Project Life Cycle (PLC), Built Environment.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD72 Economic growth, development, planning
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM711 Groups and organizations
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA2542.36 Sustainable architecture
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA9000 Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying > NA9053.R4 City planning
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Landscape Architecture
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Depositing User: Dr. Mazlina Mansor
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2019 10:15
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2019 10:15
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/72832

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