Assessing project suitability for off-site production

Blismas, N, Gibb, A and Pasquire, C 2005, 'Assessing project suitability for off-site production', Australian Journal of Construction Economics and Building, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 9-15.


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Collection: Journal Articles

Title Assessing project suitability for off-site production
Author(s) Blismas, N
Gibb, A
Pasquire, C
Year 2005
Journal name Australian Journal of Construction Economics and Building
Volume number 5
Issue number 1
Start page 9
End page 15
Total pages 7
Publisher Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors
Abstract Implementation of off-site production on construction projects is often hindered by a number of specific processes and procurement constraints. These constraints are largely influenced by decisions within the control of construction clients, suggesting that they have a significant influence over the adoption of off-site production into construction projects. However, an appreciation of the effect of these constraints has been lacking. Addressing this need, an off-site production implementation assessment instrument that resides within a larger toolkit (IMMPREST) was developed using questionnaire survey data and a series of industry workshops. IMPREST is an interactive electronic toolkit developed by Loughborough University (UK), in conjunction with eleven industrial partners, which facilitates the evaluation of benefit arising from use of off-site production within construction. It identifies the factors that need to be considered for an evaluation, the data required to assess the effect of these factors, and where the required data resides within the supply chain. Development of the implementation assessment instrument is discussed, whilst also making reference to the role that clients can play in creating the process and procurement conditions that promote rather than constrain the adoption of off-site production.
Subject Building Construction Management and Project Planning
ISSN 1445-2634
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