Off-site construction: an introduction

Summary

An introduction to the techniques and methods of off-site construction is given, and their integration into modern construction processes is discussed. Off-site construction offers the benefits of improved productivity and quality, increased productivity on-site and an integrated supply chain. Frames, panels and even volumetric assemblies may be constructed off-site, the latter including bathroom, kitchen and bedroom pod assemblies, which are commonly used in hotel and restaurant developments. Services may also be included. To maximise benefits, decisions on the use of off-site construction and the involvement of key suppliers and contractors need to be done at the beginning of the design process.

Primary author(s): Stirling C

Source: BRE Good Build.Guide

             GBG 56,2003,8pp

 

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