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Chen, X, Chang-Richards, A, Ling, F Y Y, Yiu, T W, Pelosi, A and Yang, N (2023) Developing a readiness model and a self-assessment tool for adopting digital technologies in construction organizations. Building Research & Information, 51(03), 241–56.

Figliola, A (2023) Digital workflow for climate resilient building façade generation. Building Research & Information, 51(03), 257–78.

Li, T, Li, Z and Dou, Y (2023) Diffusion prediction of prefabricated construction technology under multi-factor coupling. Building Research & Information, 51(03), 333–53.

Pan, W, Yang, Y and Pan, M (2023) Implementing modular integrated construction in high-rise high-density cities: perspectives in Hong Kong. Building Research & Information, 51(03), 354–68.

Wuni, I Y, Wu, Z and Shen, G Q (2023) Exploring the challenges of implementing design for excellence in industrialized construction projects in China. Building Research & Information, 51(03), 301–15.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: Barriers; challenges; constraints; design for excellence; industrialized construction;
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2021.1961574
  • Abstract:
    It is recognized that design for excellence (DfX) methods could deliver significant performance improvements in industrialized construction (IC) projects. However, DfX methods in IC projects in China have been stifled, and existing solutions have failed to deliver expected outcomes. This study investigated the significance of thirty-one challenges of implementing DfX methods in IC projects in China using a questionnaire survey of domain practitioners and academics. Statistical analysis showed that all the challenges were perceived as significant. The top five significant challenges are linked to limited systematic rules, required additional commitment, code compliance complexities, higher design costs, and requirements for continuous design performance evaluation. The study established four principal constraints: limited knowledge and organizational readiness, unsupportive entrenched industry practices, increased organizational financial burden, and deficits in bespoke technical requirements. Therefore, the study offers a fresh insight into the challenges of implementing DfX methods in IC projects in China. It provides supporting evidence for developing countermeasures to improve the wider implementation of DfX in IC projects. The investigated challenges contribute to the theoretical checklist of constraints to implementing DfX methods in IC projects and may form a useful basis for future research.

Xiang, Y, Bu, J, Zhu, K, Ma, K, Opoku, A, Florez-Perez, L, Zhang, H and Wu, Y (2023) Reconsidering adaptive industrialized construction in Chinese rural areas: responding to the challenge of COVID-19. Building Research & Information, 51(03), 316–32.

Yevu, S K, Owusu, E K, Chan, A P C, Oti-Sarpong, K, Wuni, I Y and Tetteh, M O (2023) Systematic review on the integration of building information modelling and prefabrication construction for low-carbon building delivery. Building Research & Information, 51(03), 279–300.