Barriers and Challenges for Offsite Construction in UK Housing Sector

Arif, Mohammed, Killian, P., Goulding, Jack, Wood, G. and Kaushik, A. (2017) Barriers and Challenges for Offsite Construction in UK Housing Sector. In: International Research Conference 2017: Shaping Tomorrow’s Built Environment: Construction and Design for the Modern World. Conference Proceedings, 11-12 September 2017. University of Salford, Salford, pp. 854-861. ISBN 9781912337040

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Abstract

Offsite construction (OSC) has been presented by researchers and practitioners all over the world as an efficient and effective way of delivering buildings. The benefits regarding time, cost and quality are well-documented. However, it has not been successfully implemented in housing, especially in the affordable housing sector. This paper uses the case study method from the affordable housing sector to document these challenges and proposes a way forward for the sector. Also, findings indicate that the high cost of production was identified as a major barrier to the proliferation of off-site housing in the UK. However, the research found that the effective implementation of processes and practices such as Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA) could reduce the likelihood of cost escalation.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Barriers, Challenges, Modular And Offsite Construction, UK Housing Sector
Subjects: K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2018 10:34
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 07:39
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/34606

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