Modern method of construction : an experience from UK construction industry

Nawi, MNM, Hanifa, FAA, Kamar, KAM, Lee, A ORCID: and Azman, MNA 2014, 'Modern method of construction : an experience from UK construction industry' , Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 8 (5) , pp. 527-532.

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Industrialised Building Systems (IBS) is commonly used interchangeably with other terms such as offsite construction, prefabrication, offsite manufacturing, modern method of construction (MMC), industrialised building and industrialised construction. However, the term modern method of construction (MMC) is used to collectively describe both offsite-based construction technologies and innovative onsite technologies in the United Kingdom. It is evident that there exist a wide range of contextual issues which stems from the definition of these terminologies. Nonetheless, no previous research has explored the relationship between these terminologies. This paper highlights the contrasting concepts of IBS and MMC, and concludes that ill defining the MMC-IBS terms leads to misunderstanding, uncertainty and prejudice of the IBS concept and its benefits, which will be detrimental to efforts promoting the use of IBS in the construction industry.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Urban Processes, Resilient Infrastructures & Sustainable Environments
Journal or Publication Title: Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences
Publisher: AJBAS
ISSN: 1991-8178
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Depositing User: Professor Angela Lee
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2019 13:36
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 00:34

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