State of offsite construction in India-drivers and barriers

Arif, M ORCID:, Bendi, D, Sawhney, A and Iyer, K C 2012, 'State of offsite construction in India-drivers and barriers' , Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 364 , 012109.

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The rapid growth of the construction industry in India has influenced key players in the industry to adopt alternative technologies addressing time, cost and quality. The rising demand in housing, infrastructure and other facilities have further highlighted the need for the construction industry to look at adopting alternate building technologies. Offsite construction has evolved as a panacea to dealing with the under-supply and poor quality in the current age construction industry. Several offsite techniques have been adopted by the construction sector. Although, different forms of offsite techniques have been around for a while but their uptake has been low in the Indian context. This paper presents the perceptions about offsite construction in India and highlights some of the barriers and drivers facing the Indian construction industry. The data was gathered through a survey of 17 high level managers from some of the largest stakeholder organizations of the construction sector in India. The influence of time and cost has been highlighted as a major factor fuelling the adoption of offsite construction. However, the influence of current planning systems and the need for a paradigm shift are some of the prominent barriers towards the adoption of offsite techniques.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Built and Human Environment
Schools: Schools
Schools > School of the Built Environment
Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Urban Processes, Resilient Infrastructures & Sustainable Environments
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Physics: Conference Series
Publisher: IOP Publishing
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1742-6596
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: M Arif
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2015 12:53
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 17:04

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