The role of Standards for Offsite Construction
This developing building technique is rapidly changing the way industry approaches construction. It is expected to transform product development and building processes, and have a dramatic impact on productivity, efficiency, and cost.
'Offsite Construction' describes the planning, design or assembling of the constituent building parts in a factory or a location other than the final destination, and has the potential to overcome significant challenges faced by the construction industry.
The different methodologies denoted by Offsite Construction can provide an improved quality of building components resulting from greater control of the design, manufacturing and build process.
Well defined standards can help to maximise the benefits of offsite construction and BSI is working with industry to identify the necessary measures to ensure the correct standards are in place.
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