The offsite and modular market is continuing to grow. This book builds on the success of a number of initiatives, including formative findings from literature, research and development and practice-based evidence (success stories). It presents new thinking and direction from leading experts in the fields of: design, process, construction, engineering, manufacturing, logistics, robotics, delivery platforms, business and transformational strategies, change management, legislation, organisational learning, software design, innovation and biomimetics. This book is particularly novel and timely, as it brings together a number of cogent subjects under one collective ‘umbrella’. Each of these chapters contain original findings, all of which culminate in three 'Key Learning Points' which provide new insight into the cross-cutting themes, interrelationships and symbiotic forces that exist between each of these chapters. This approach also provides readers with new contextualised understanding of the wider issues affecting the offsite market, from the need to embrace societal challenges, through to the development of rich value-laden solutions required for creating sector resilience.

Content includes a balance between case studies and practice-based work, through to technical topics, theoretical propositions, pioneering research and future offsite opportunities ready for exploitation. This work includes: stakeholder integration, skills acquisition, new business models and processes, circularity and sustainable business strategies, robotics and automation, innovation and change, lean production methodologies and new construction methods, Design for Manufacturing and Assembly, scaled portfolio platforms and customisability, new legal regulatory standards and conformance issues and offsite feasibility scenario development/integration.

chapter 1|22 pages

Offsite manufacturing

Envisioning the future agenda

chapter 2|26 pages

Offsite construction driving forces

A critical reflection of Hofstede’s National Culture Model

chapter 3|14 pages

Offsite manufacturing

Discontinuous challenges and opportunities for offsite lifecycle processes in Malaysia

chapter 4|23 pages

Offsite manufacturing in construction

A union of business models, determinative constructs, and strategic accomplishment

chapter 5|25 pages

Industrialised house building

Concepts and its application in Sweden

chapter 9|34 pages

Towards optimising OSM implementation in construction projects

A sustainable procurement perspective

chapter 10|34 pages

Productivity, innovation and disruption

A study of offsite construction in the United States

chapter 12|24 pages

Offsite construction capability and sector resilience in the UK

An integrated systemic approach for learning

chapter 16|22 pages

Core OSM implementation strategies

chapter 17|20 pages

Prefabricated housing firms in Japan and Sweden

Learning from leading countries

chapter 19|21 pages

Optimising offsite manufactured components in the UK house-building sector

Understanding the legal and contractual issues

chapter 21|25 pages

Developing and diffusing a timber-based multi-storey housing system

Moving towards offsite manufacturing