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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.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: Modular integrated construction; off-site construction; modular construction; socio-technical system; high-rise construction;
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2022.2113024
  • Abstract:
    Modular construction has been widely promoted with numerous benefits, but the promotion has largely been for low- to medium-rise buildings. The implementation of high-rise modular buildings in high-density cities remains limited. This paper aims to investigate modular adoption in high-rise high-density cities by examining drivers, constraints and strategies with the case of modular integrated construction in Hong Kong. The research was carried out through a literature review, expert interviews and a questionnaire survey with key stakeholders. The most important drivers were identified to be faster construction and shortened project duration, financial incentives, better quality control, policy initiative and promotion and improved workers’ well-being. The most significant constraints were found to be over-stringent regulations, limited codes and standards, limited capable suppliers and contractors, logistics challenges and loss of saleable areas. The most important success strategies were identified relating to financial incentives, standards and codes, technical solutions, transport regulations and prioritized adoption in public housing. A systems framework is proposed to address the complexity of modular adoption within social, technological, economic, supply chain and regulatory contexts. The findings should help accelerate the adoption of modular methods in high-rise high-density cities and contribute a systematic approach to informing future research into modular construction.

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.

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.