The decision to use Off-Site Manufacturing (OSM) systems for house building projects in the UK

  • Elhisain Elnaas

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


The decision to use Off-Site Manufacturing (OSM) as a construction strategy in the house building industry is often made using ‘gut-feel’ or poor information and at the wrong time and for the wrong reasons. Research has shown that the correct use of OSM in house building has the potential to address some of the key challenges facing the UK house building industry, such as the increase in supply of new homes, skills shortage gap, the need to reduce CO2 emissions and environmental impacts, reduce overall project duration, minimise overall project costs, and reduce defects in new housing. However, with poor decision making surrounding the use of OSM, this potential remains untapped.
Date of AwardNov 2014
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Brighton

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