Use of offsite construction techniques in Pakistan

Ansari, Wajahat Sammer, Thaheem, Muhammad Jamaluddin and Khalfan, Malik M.A. 2016, Use of offsite construction techniques in Pakistan, Middle East Journal of Management, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 218-229, doi: 10.1504/MEJM.2016.079745.

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Title Use of offsite construction techniques in Pakistan
Author(s) Ansari, Wajahat Sammer
Thaheem, Muhammad JamaluddinORCID iD for Thaheem, Muhammad Jamaluddin orcid.org/0000-0001-6092-7842
Khalfan, Malik M.A.
Journal name Middle East Journal of Management
Volume number 3
Issue number 3
Start page 218
End page 229
Total pages 12
Publisher Inderscience
Place of publication Olney, Eng.
Publication date 2016
ISSN 2050-3636
2050-3644
Keyword(s) Social Sciences
Management
Business & Economics
offsite construction techniques
OCT
Pakistani construction industry
Pakistan
UK
PREFABRICATION
CHINA
Summary This study examines the benefits and challenges of offsite construction techniques (OCT) in Pakistani construction industry. It presents the view of consultants and contractors regarding offsite construction techniques by conducting a questionnaire survey. This study concludes that duration compression is the single most important factor that is driving the use of OCT in Pakistan. Moreover, the possible benefits of OCT include decrease in project duration; decreased need for skilled workers; increase in labour productivity; increase in site safety; increased design and management efficiency; and overall savings in cost. On the other hand, poor transportation facilities and logistics, and limited design options are challenges of offsite construction in Pakistani context. This study additionally analysed statistically the relationship between consultants and contractors in residential, commercial, infrastructure and industrial sectors for offsite construction techniques. A case study is also presented in this paper to compare the duration and cost of traditional onsite construction verses offsite construction.
Language eng
DOI 10.1504/MEJM.2016.079745
Indigenous content off
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30141169

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