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A study on influencing factors and revitalization of the adoption of off-site construction - Case study on the construction market of the United Kingdom -
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  • Journal title : Journal of KIBIM
  • Volume 5, Issue 3,  2015, pp.33-40
  • Publisher : Korean Institute of Building Information Modeling
  • DOI : 10.13161/kibim.2015.5.3.033
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A study on influencing factors and revitalization of the adoption of off-site construction - Case study on the construction market of the United Kingdom -
Kim, Min-Koo; Brilakis, Ioannis; An, Yun-Kyu;
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Over a few decades, off-site construction (OSC) has been widely used for building and bridge constructions. OSC is a construction method that build structures at a different location than the location of use, and normally it occurs in a manufacturing plant. There are many studies on the perceived benefits of OSC, yet relatively few studies which quantitatively assess the benefits and factors affecting the decision of the use of OSC have been investigated. This study investigates the influencing factors of the use of OSC system and its revitalization solutions in the construction industry. As the research method, interview and questionnaire survey are conducted by visiting industry experts of OSC and sending a questionnaire to the OSC stakeholders including engineers, manufacturers, contractors and clients in the United Kingdom (UK). The construction industry of the UK is targeted for the study since it has a number of commons with the Korean construction industry in terms of the structure of the construction industry and current low take-up of the OSC. The survey provides the results that the reluctance of clients to use OSC is the key factor of the slow use of OSC despite of the perceived benefits of OSC. In addition, in order to revitalize OSC in the construction market, three revival recommendations are suggested based on the survey results.
Off-site construction;Influencing factor;Interview;Questionnaire;BIM;
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