Skip to main content

Methodology for quantifying the benefits of offsite construction - new CIRIA guidance 

CIRIA is pleased to announce the launch of new guidance Methodology for quantifying the benefits of offsite construction (C792) in association with the Laing O’Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering and Technology, University of Cambridge.
Offsite construction offers the potential to deliver a number of benefits including better quality construction, improved health and safety, a faster construction programme as well as predictability of cost and time on any given project. Despite this, uptake of offsite construction is slow as there is no industry method for assessing the benefits of offsite techniques. 
This new CIRIA guide proposes a framework for comparing construction approaches, making it possible to keep consistent records across projects and identify all the possible benefits available. This guide also highlights the challenges that can be expected when assessing the performance of construction projects and developing robust benchmarks for comparison. It provides a framework for evaluating project performance that can be used by clients, construction management teams and designers to assess the value and benefits achieved on projects. The guidance is set to support decision making and facilitate wider industry collaboration across different sectors in the construction industry.
The guide is available to download freely from