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Article: Leading UK housebuilders' utilization of offsite construction methods

TitleLeading UK housebuilders' utilization of offsite construction methods
Authors
KeywordsConstruction
Housebuilding
Innovation
Manufacturing
Modern Methods Of Construction (Mmc)
Offsite
Uk
Issue Date2008
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/09613218.html
Citation
Building Research And Information, 2008, v. 36 n. 1, p. 56-67 How to Cite?
AbstractIn recent years the construction industry has been exhorted to increase its utilization of offsite technologies, or 'Modern Methods of Construction' (MMC), in order to address the under-supply and poor build quality of housing. Despite the well-rehearsed benefits of such technologies, the take-up within the industry has been slow. This paper reports on research that examined housebuilders' practices and strategies regarding the use of offsite-MMC. A questionnaire survey of the top 100 housebuilders in the UK and a series of interviews were used to reveal the extent to which such technologies are being utilized and the factors which impinge on their popularity. The findings suggest that current offsite-MMC usage in large housebuilders is low, but that the level is likely to increase, given the pressures to improve quality, time, cost, productivity, and health and safety. The wider take-up of offsite-MMC is, however, inhibited by perceived higher capital costs, interfacing problems, long lead-in time, delayed planning process, and current manufacturing capacity. Based on these findings, the paper provides a set of strategies for improving offsite-MMC practices amongst housebuilders. It is hoped that will help deliver an improvement of housing supply in the UK.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/154743
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 2.196
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.433
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dc.date.issued2008en_US
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dc.description.abstractIn recent years the construction industry has been exhorted to increase its utilization of offsite technologies, or 'Modern Methods of Construction' (MMC), in order to address the under-supply and poor build quality of housing. Despite the well-rehearsed benefits of such technologies, the take-up within the industry has been slow. This paper reports on research that examined housebuilders' practices and strategies regarding the use of offsite-MMC. A questionnaire survey of the top 100 housebuilders in the UK and a series of interviews were used to reveal the extent to which such technologies are being utilized and the factors which impinge on their popularity. The findings suggest that current offsite-MMC usage in large housebuilders is low, but that the level is likely to increase, given the pressures to improve quality, time, cost, productivity, and health and safety. The wider take-up of offsite-MMC is, however, inhibited by perceived higher capital costs, interfacing problems, long lead-in time, delayed planning process, and current manufacturing capacity. Based on these findings, the paper provides a set of strategies for improving offsite-MMC practices amongst housebuilders. It is hoped that will help deliver an improvement of housing supply in the UK.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
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dc.subjectConstructionen_US
dc.subjectHousebuildingen_US
dc.subjectInnovationen_US
dc.subjectManufacturingen_US
dc.subjectModern Methods Of Construction (Mmc)en_US
dc.subjectOffsiteen_US
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dc.titleLeading UK housebuilders' utilization of offsite construction methodsen_US
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