Offsite Construction: An Opportunity for Improving Risk Management

Zhang, Lin, Rahimian, Farzad Pour, Agapiou, Athos and Goulding, Jack (2017) Offsite Construction: An Opportunity for Improving Risk Management. In: Proceedings of the International Research Conference 2017. University of Salford, pp. 908-915.

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Offsite construction has now reached sufficient maturity to evidence significant improvements for construction projects. However, as this relatively new methodology to ‘traditional’ construction approaches, a number of new internal, external and project risks need to be evaluated; in particular, the disparities of traditional construction risk with offsite construction risk. This poses significant challenges, as a deeper and more meaningful understanding is often highly dependent on ‘conventional thinking’ versus ‘new/innovative thinking’ required for offsite. Acknowledging this tension, this research evaluates the different points between traditional construction risk and offsite construction risk. This paper proffers initial findings based on a literature review using qualitative analysis. Findings indicate that risk definition and assessment of construction process still needs further focus; particularly on the unique offsite processes, where risk categorisation requires additional work to support intrinsic verifiable solutions.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Construction Process, Offsite Construction, Risk Analysis, Risk Management, Traditional Construction
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 14:20
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 20:00

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