Offsite manufacturing in Nigeria: feasibility research and future directions

Kolo, Shaba James, Rahimian, Farzad Pour and Goulding, Jack (2016) Offsite manufacturing in Nigeria: feasibility research and future directions. In: CIB World Building Congress 2016, 30th May - 3rd June 2016, Tampere, Finland.

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Nigeria is facing a deficit of 17 million houses due to a myriad of issues. This paper reports on the findings of a feasibility study which investigated Nigerian stakeholders’ perceptions on the needs, promises and barriers of adopting Offsite Manufactured Construction (OSM) in Nigeria, in order to address this challenge. In-depth interviews were conducted with domain experts directly involved in housing delivery, the data of which was analysed using thematic analysis, powered by Nvivo software. Results showed that although OSM could improve housing delivery efforts in Nigeria, any such initiatives to support this was perceived to be considerably low. As such, this study concluded that there is a need for high-level awareness, greater collaboration, investment in training and education, and endorsement/encouragement from the Government. This study presents additional understanding of OSM in Nigeria based on expert opinion, the results of which were used in the development of a framework for the effective adoption of OSM in Nigeria. It is proffered that adopting OSM can help support housing delivery efforts in Nigeria, and may also leverage wider benefits to the construction industry and associated supply chain.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Offsite Manufacturing, Housing Delivery, Stakeholders, Nigeria
Subjects: K200 Building
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
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Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2018 10:55
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 09:50

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