Exploring Opportunities Of Integrated Project Delivery In Off-Site Manufacturing Of The Australian Housing Sector

O Ibidapo, Kerry London, A Elmualim, Zelinna Pablo, P Bayetto

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The Australian housing sector is underperforming; supply doesn’t meet demand, quality is questionable and there are significant delays in delivery time. Off-site manufacturing has been promoted as a solution. Off-site manufacturing involves the production of building components in a controlled facility which are transported to construction site for installation and assembling. Past studies have revealed several benefits of off-site manufacturing and despite the numerous compelling arguments associated with adoption, its application is yet to be fully realised. Potentially a key barrier inhibiting the uptake of off-site manufacturing is the lack of the early involvement of key project participants at the outset of a project. This barrier may arise due to the project delivery methods the sector participants’ pursue. This study seeks to explore integrated project delivery as a solution. An integrated project delivery method integrates people, business practices, culture and structures into a process. The novel delivery method is beneficial because it enables early involvement of project participants. Integrated Project Delivery also leverages the combined knowledge structurally through the use of multiple-party agreements. A review of literature suggests that there are various factors that influence the uptake of this delivery method including; user experience, contractual, insurance, cultural, financial and legal. The implication of adoption of this novel delivery method and its application to the housing sector is initiated
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Research Conference 2017
Subtitle of host publicationShaping Tomorrow’s Built Environment: Construction and Design for the Modern World
PublisherThe University of Salford
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-912337-04-0
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes


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