Faster, smarter, more efficient: building skills for offsite construction


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Offsite - or prefabricated - construction is the manufacture and pre-assembly of construction elements or components in a factory environment prior to installation onsite. It potentially represents the biggest change the built environment sector has faced in generations. Currently, offsite accounts for less than 10 per cent of total output, but this will grow as firms invest in prefabricated manufacturing factories and other offsite technology. Home building is likely to be the first major beneficiary of offsite - or modular - construction, but there is also scope for improved offsite...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Industry; Skills and knowledge; Technology; Workforce development; Management; Vocational education and training; Outcomes

Keywords: Skill needs; Skill development; Skill upgrading; Future

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: King's Lynn, England: Construction Industry Training Board, 2017

Physical description: [78] p. (report) + 12 p. (research summary and action plan) + [7] p. (personas)

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Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 128.62

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