Prefabricated prefinished volumetric construction (PPVC) is an innovative and cleaner approach that has restructured the production of the construction industry. It can improve the workflow continuity, increase the efficiencies in the use of resources, minimize construction wastes, and reduce the number of on-site contractors as well as construction durations. While the benefits of PPVC have been widely recognized over past two decades, the constraints on using PPVC remains unexplored. As a result, the aims of this study are to investigate the significant constraints demotivating the adoption of PPVC and to propose a group of feasible mitigation strategies to tackle these constraints. To achieve these goals, a comprehensive literature review was conducted first, followed by a structured questionnaire survey administered to 41 Singapore-based construction organizations. Lastly, an in-depth case study was conducted to verify the empirical findings. The analysis results showed that the top five significant constraints were “extensive coordination required prior to and during construction”, “need for additional project planning and design efforts”, “increased transportation and logistics considerations”, “requirement for early commitment”, and “higher initial cost than conventional construction method.” It also revealed the top three most effective mitigation strategies: “encouraging close collaborations between project stakeholders during the early phase of the project”, “use of BIM to improve coordination and facilitate communication among project stakeholders”, and “offering training courses for project team and workers to enhance their knowledge and skills”. This study contributes to the body of knowledge by examining the constraints and mitigation strategies for the adoption of PPVC. Also, the findings from this study are informative to the industry practitioners to have a better understanding and implementation of PPVC.
Journal of Cleaner Production – Elsevier
Published: May 10, 2018
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera