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Offsite Manufacturing - Laing O'Rourke

Offsite Construction encompasses a broad range of practises to do with the planning, design, manufacture and assembly of elements away from the site where the final project is brought together.

This innovative methodology is believed to support rapid, efficient construction and has been highlighted by the Construction leadership council as a major theme on which to concentrate to build greater efficiency, skills and growth in the industry.


Project: A methodology to quantify the benefits of offsite construction

This research project proposes a framework for evaluating project performance with the intention of identifying how construction approach influences project outcomes and whether offsite construction delivers the expected benefits. The guidance report also highlights the challenges that can be expected when assessing the performance of construction projects and developing robust benchmarks for comparison. It provides a framework for evaluating project performance that can be used by clients, construction management teams and designers to assess the value and benefits achieved on projects. The guidance is set to support decision making and facilitate wider industry collaboration across different sectors in the construction industry. [Further information]

Sponsor: CIRIA, Laing O'Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering and Technology and 16 other companies and organisations.

Partners: The project was guided throughout by a project steering group comprising 27 organisation from across the construction industry.

Laing O’Rourke Centre involvement: Academic Supervisor Prof. Cam Middleton, Research Associates Tercia Jansen van Vuuren and Clara Lloyd

Dates: October 2018 – January 2020

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