Offsite construction - concept design and delivery  (P3238)


Improved productivity links back to Construction 2025 but is now been taken forward as part of the Government’s Industrial Strategy - Construction Sector deal. The four goals of construction 2025 will be met by focusing on three strategic areas: Digital techniques, offsite manufacturing and whole life asset performance. Offsite construction is further supported by the Government’s commitment to offsite construction for capital build projects from 2019 (Treasury budget document Nov 2017).

Over recent years new offsite approaches have become established and adopted as current practice due to extensive progress.  

This new good practice guide will support initial concept planning for offsite construction, which could then be developed into a scheme design. The guide will show what is possible and what is available in the market place when an offsite solution is sought. This will enable the presumption in favour of offsite construction to be fully explored. 

The guidance will take a different approach by demonstrating the many options and purposes that are available. This is to ensure as far as possible that the client’s purpose and requirements can take into account available products at the concept stage to maximise the opportunity for the adoption of offsite construction.  The client can then move forward with confidence to specifying purpose and requirements knowing an offsite solution is available. 

This new guide is primarily aimed at clients and those procuring new buildings to be better informed on the offsite options available in the sector and to make an initial assessment. It is anticipated it will also be used by planners and consultants. It will also benefit suppliers of products and services by giving them an opportunity to showcase offsite capability and identify where more standard products could be developed

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Project status
CIRIA is seeking engagement with industry and funding support for the project.

Further information
To find out more contact Kieran Tully at CIRIA.