Offsite Construction: An Opportunity for Improving Risk Management

Lin Zhang, Farzad Pour Rahimian, Athos Agapiou, Jack Goulding

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Offsite construction has now reached sufficient maturity to evidence significant improvements for construction projects. However, as this relatively new methodology to ‘traditional’ construction approaches, a number of new internal, external and project risks need to be evaluated; in particular, the disparities of traditional construction risk with offsite construction risk. This poses significant challenges, as a deeper and more meaningful understanding is often highly dependent on ‘conventional thinking’ versus ‘new/innovative thinking’ required for offsite. Acknowledging this tension, this research evaluates the different points between traditional construction risk and offsite construction risk. This paper proffers initial findings based on a literature review using qualitative analysis. Findings indicate that risk definition and assessment of construction process still needs further focus; particularly on the unique offsite processes, where risk categorisation requires additional work to support intrinsic verifiable solutions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Research Conference 2017
PublisherUniversity of Salford
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2017
EventInternational research Conference 2017: Shaping Tomorrow's Built Environment - University of Salford, Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 Sept 201712 Sept 2017


ConferenceInternational research Conference 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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