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Cole, R J and Jose Valdebenito, M (2013) The importation of building environmental certification systems: international usages of BREEAM and LEED. Building Research & Information, 41(06), 662-76.

Coleman, M J, Irvine, K N, Lemon, M and Shao, L (2013) Promoting behaviour change through personalized energy feedback in offices. Building Research & Information, 41(06), 637-51.

Egbelakin, T, Wilkinson, S, Potangaroa, R and Ingham, J (2013) Improving regulatory frameworks for earthquake risk mitigation. Building Research & Information, 41(06), 677-89.

Foulds, C, Powell, J and Seyfang, G (2013) Investigating the performance of everyday domestic practices using building monitoring. Building Research & Information, 41(06), 622-36.

Giddings, B, Sharma, M, Jones, P and Jensen, P (2013) An evaluation tool for design quality: PFI sheltered housing. Building Research & Information, 41(06), 690-705.

Ludvig, K, Stenberg, A-C and Gluch, P (2013) The value of communicative skills for developing an energy strategy. Building Research & Information, 41(06), 611-21.

Ma, Q, Cheung, S O and Li, S (2023) Optimum risk/reward sharing framework to incentivize integrated project delivery adoption. Construction Management and Economics, 41(06), 519–35.

Michieka, N M, Razek, N H A and Gearhart, R S (2023) Modelling the impact of oil price changes and investment decisions on construction wages in the U.S.. Construction Management and Economics, 41(06), 500–18.

Nielsen, K J, Törner, M, Pousette, A and Grill, M (2023) National culture and occupational safety – a comparison of worker-level factors impacting safety for Danish and Swedish construction workers. Construction Management and Economics, 41(06), 445–56.

Pérez-Bella, J M, Domínguez-Hernández, J, Rodríguez-Soria, B, del Coz-Díaz, J J, Cano-Suñén, E and Navarro-Manso, A (2013) An extended method for comparing watertightness tests for facades. Building Research & Information, 41(06), 706-21.

Pitts, A and Liao, H (2013) An assessment technique for the evaluation and promotion of sustainable Olympic design and urban development. Building Research & Information, 41(06), 722-34.

Tezel, A and Koskela, L (2023) Off-site construction in highways projects: management, technical, and technology perspectives from the United Kingdom. Construction Management and Economics, 41(06), 475–99.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: Off-site construction; highways; management; technology; technical;
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0144-6193
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/01446193.2023.2167218
  • Abstract:
    With a rich off-site construction (OSC) experience accumulated over the last two centuries, the United Kingdom (UK) is looking up to OSC to deliver its critical infrastructure projects in the next decade. Highway projects are good fits for OSC with their project characteristics. However, the extant OSC literature for highways is mostly about OSC elements’ design performance. Also, the OSC literature is predominantly building sector focused. Addressing this gap, the paper presents the findings of a research project, sponsored by the UK’s National Highways, which aims at understanding what needs to be done to improve the current OSC condition for highways projects in the UK from a management, technical and technological perspective. After a detailed literature review, 20 in-depth interviews with subject experts were conducted. The initial findings were validated through five highways projects as cases and then ranked by two focus groups using the Delphi method. Alongside revealing the current OSC condition, 95 suggestions (43 management-related, 23 technical opportunities, and 29 technology-related) were elicited and ranked by their impact potential. Some of the high-potential suggestions are developing a collaborative OSC decision making framework, a product design mindset, improving OSC digital product libraries, creating mobile OSC factories, and a design options repository. The findings revealed that many OSC challenges identified in the general or building sector focused OSC discussions exist also in the highways sector. It is recommended that the identified high and medium impact potential suggestions are prioritized by practitioners and policy makers to improve the current OSC condition.

Tillson, A-A, Oreszczyn, T and Palmer, J (2013) Assessing impacts of summertime overheating: some adaptation strategies. Building Research & Information, 41(06), 652-61.

Vosman, L, Coenen, T B J, Volker, L and Visscher, K (2023) Collaboration and innovation beyond project boundaries: exploring the potential of an ecosystem perspective in the infrastructure sector. Construction Management and Economics, 41(06), 457–74.