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Embracing off-site innovation in construction in China to enhance a sustainable built environment in urban housing

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posted on 2024-06-03, 16:31 authored by X Zhai, R Reed, Anthony MillsAnthony Mills
With the rapid rate of urbanization and pressing need for higher levels of sustainable development within the built environment in China, the housing construction industry presently is facing urgency of shaping a sustainable construction process. This paper examines several sustainability challenges from the large-scale urban housing construction, and explores the connection between off-site innovation and sustainability within a context of China's housing construction industry. The study also identifies four pillars of strategy agendas that could enhance an enabling innovation environment for the ultimate goal of sustainability: (1) institutional environment, (2) public housing market, (3) organisational actions and (4) technological capacity. The knowledge and research findings presented in this paper would provide a ground framework that helps evaluate and assess the significances of off-site innovation to assist with a sustainable built environment.

History

Journal

International journal of construction management

Volume

14

Pagination

123-138

Location

Abingdon, England

ISSN

2331-2327

eISSN

1562-3599

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2014, Taylor & Francis

Issue

3

Publisher

Taylor & Francis