Increasing the level of sustainability via off-site production : a study of the residential construction sector in China

Zhai, Xiaolin, Reed, Richard and Mills, Anthony 2013, Increasing the level of sustainability via off-site production : a study of the residential construction sector in China, in PRRES 2013 : Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference of the Pacific Rim Real Estate Society, Pacific Rim Real Estate Society (PPRES), Melbourne, Vic., pp. 1-13.

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Title Increasing the level of sustainability via off-site production : a study of the residential construction sector in China
Author(s) Zhai, Xiaolin
Reed, Richard
Mills, Anthony
Conference name Pacific Rim Real Estate Society. Conference (19th : 2013 : Melbourne, Victoria)
Conference location Melbourne, Victoria
Conference dates 13-16 Jan. 2013
Title of proceedings PRRES 2013 : Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference of the Pacific Rim Real Estate Society
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2013
Conference series Pacific Rim Real Estate Society Conference
Start page 1
End page 13
Total pages 13
Publisher Pacific Rim Real Estate Society (PPRES)
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Keyword(s) off-site production
sustainability
housing construction
China
developing country
Summary Even though the use of off-site production in the construction process for residential buildings is seen as a viable means of increasing the level of sustainability with respects to its significant economic, environmental and social contributions, there have been very few studies to-date into off-site construction within the context of developing countries where the places have crucial demands for accommodations. Accordingly this research involves the rapidly growing developing nation, China, as a representative developing country with the objective to investigate the current status of off-site practices in the urban residential construction sector. This paper also examines the factors affecting demand for and potential barriers against a wider uptake of off-site technologies in China. The findings provide a rare insight into off-site construction in China’s housing industry and this information will be transferable to other developing countries. This study also contributes to a broader understanding about the off-site construction in developing from an international perspective.
Language eng
Field of Research 120299 Building not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 960699 Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
HERDC collection year 2013
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30055239

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