Offsite construction—U.S. market trends in prefabrication

K. R. Grosskopf, J. W. Elliott, J. E. Killingsworth

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3 Scopus citations

Abstract

Permanent Modular Construction (PMC) accounts for roughly 1% of the U.S. commercial construction market despite a proven record of reducing construction time and cost while improving quality, safety and sustainability. While advancements in integrated project delivery, lean construction and Building Information Modeling (BIM) hold the potential to transform inefficient site-built construction in the U.S., significant non-technical barriers remain. The following research provides case study, interview and survey data from more than 2,000 industry respondents from 2011–2014 to identify factors for success in offsite construction. Key discussion topics include identifying offsite opportunities and managing offsite risks and uncertainties as relates to project specific and non-project specific decision factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationChallenges for Technology Innovation
Subtitle of host publicationAn Agenda for the Future - Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Smart Manufacturing, S2M 2016
EditorsRita Almendra, Filipa Roseta, Paulo Bartolo, Fernando Moreira da Silva, Helena Bartolo, Henrique Amorim Almeida, Ana Cristina Lemos
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages393-398
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781138713741
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017
EventInternational Conference on Sustainable Smart Manufacturing, S2M 2016 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: Oct 20 2016Oct 22 2016

Publication series

NameChallenges for Technology Innovation: An Agenda for the Future - Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Smart Manufacturing, S2M 2016

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Sustainable Smart Manufacturing, S2M 2016
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period10/20/1610/22/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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