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Offsite Production and Manufacturing for Innovative Construction

People, Process and Technology, 1st Edition

Edited by Jack Goulding, Farzad Pour Rahimian

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The off-site 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 off-site 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 off-site 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 off-site feasibility scenario development/integration.

Table of Contents

1

Off Site Manufacturing: Envisioning the Future Agenda

Jack S. Goulding and Farzad Pour Rahimian

2

Off-Site Construction Driving Forces: A Critical Reflection of Hofstede’s National Culture Model

Yuedan Liu, Chao Mao, and Xiangyu Wang

3

Off-Site Manufacturing: Discontinuous Challenges and Opportunities for Off-Site Lifecycle Processes in Malaysia

Rahinah Ibrahim and Ali Rashidi

4

Off-Site Manufacturing in Construction: A Union of Business Models, Determinative Constructs, and Strategic Accomplishment

Gary D. Holt

5

Industrialised House Building: Concepts and its Application in Sweden

Jerker Lessing and Lars Stehn

6

Design for Manufacture and Assembly in Off-Site Construction and Relationship with Concurrent Engineering

Medrdad Arashpour

7

Demonstration of BERA Language-Based Approach to Off-Site Construction Design Analysis

Jin-Kook Lee and Charles Eastman

8

Scoping Potential of Virtual Reality and Off-Site Manufacturing: Envisioning the Future

Phillippa Carnemolla

9

Towards Optimising OSM Implementation in Construction Projects: A Sustainable Procurement Perspective

Ahmed Hammad, Monty Sutrisna and Atiq Zaman

10

Productivity, Innovation and Disruption: A Study of Offsite Construction in the United States

Ryan E. Smith and Ivan Rupnik

11

Core Off-Site Manufacture Industry Drivers

Robert Hairstans and Mila Duncheva

12

Offsite Construction Capability and Sector Resilience in the UK: An Integrated Systemic Approach for Learning

Wafaa Nadim

13

Innovative Robotics and Automation for Offsite Manufacturing

Bahriye Ilhan, Thomas Bock, Thomas Linner, Kepa Iturralde, Wen Pan and Rongbo Hu

14

The Impact of Organisational Learning and Change on Offsite Manufacturing

Christian Thuesen and Baris Bekdik

15

Stakeholder Transformation in OSM Infrastructure Construction

Bryan Hubbard and Sarah Hubbard

16

Core OSM Implementation Strategies

Edgar P. Small

17

Prefabricated Housing Firms in Japan and Sweden: Learning from Leading Countries

Karen Manley and Kristian Widen

18

Off-Site Manufacturing Innovation in a Biomimetic Future

Ehab Sayed

19

Optimising Off-Site Manufactured Components in the UK House-Building Sector: Understanding the Legal and Contractual Issues

Andrew Agapiou

20

Rethinking Off-Site Manufacturing for Disaster Resilience

Niraj Thurairajah, Gayan Wedawatta and Nirooja Thurairajah

21

Developing and Diffusing a Timber-Based Multi-Storey Housing System – Moving Towards Off-Site Manufacturing

John Lindgren

About the Editors

Jack Goulding is Professor of Construction Project Management at the University of Wolverhampton (UK) and Joint Coordinator of CIB W121: Offsite Construction. He works closely with industry developing new business models, strategies and change programmes; including technology transfer, organisational learning, and off site manufacturing.

Dr Farzad Pour Rahimian is an Associate Professor at Northumbria University (UK), with expertise in the mainstream areas of: BIM, IT Integrated Design and Construction, Virtual-Reality, Automation, Simulation and Optimisation. He has led various publicly-funded research projects, supervised numerous industry-based PhD students, and published more than 120 research outputs.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARC015000
ARCHITECTURE / Professional Practice
ARC017000
ARCHITECTURE / Project Management
ARC018000
ARCHITECTURE / Sustainability & Green Design
ARC024000
ARCHITECTURE / Buildings / General
BUS032000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Infrastructure
BUS041000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management
BUS049000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Operations Research
BUS053000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Quality Control
BUS082000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industrial Management
BUS087000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Production & Operations Management
BUS101000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Project Management
BUS102000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Outsourcing
TEC004000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Automation
TEC005000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General
TEC009000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Engineering (General)
TEC009020
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / General
TEC020000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Manufacturing
TEC032000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Quality Control
TEC062000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Project Management