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04 May 2018

UK Offsite Manufacture: the challenges and opportunities for construction manufacturers

UK construction is seeing an increase in the uptake of Offsite Manufacture. This method of construction promises to deliver greater build efficiencies in the areas of: costs; build standards and sustainability; reliability; health & safety; labour and speed of construction.

The recently updated and newly released Construction Market Report UK Offsite Manufacture provides an impartial overview of market influences, market size, sector trends and lists key members of the decision-making unit. The report aims to help inform business strategy for construction manufacturers seeking to establish or grow their business in this sector.

The purpose of the report is to provide manufacturers and other suppliers with an understanding of the Offsite Manufacture construction market and the background information. Findings are presented in a marketing plan format, looking at Political, Economic, Social, Technological factors.

Offsite Manufacture for construction promises to deliver greater build efficiencies in the areas of: costs; build standards and sustainability; reliability; health & safety; labour and speed of construction.

Industry reports have signalled greater focus on the methods of Offsite Construction. The Farmer Review, Modernise or Die, challenges construction to do things differently, to reduce the reliance on building in the same way that we have for decades if not centuries, with its heavy demand for on-site labour.

The government white paper into Fixing our Broken Housing Market seeks to encourage Modern Methods of Construction in house building, to boost productivity. The report Tackling the under-supply of housing in England also champions Modular Construction as the answer to meeting housing demand, during an ever-increasing skills shortage. Indeed, these reports all present Offsite as a potential answer to meeting demand, overcoming skills shortages and encouraging innovation.

The push for Offsite methods has also be bolstered by the Governments Autumn 2017 budget.  Announcing that the Government will use its purchasing power to drive modern methods of construction and offsite, requiring the Departments of Defence, Education, Health, Justice and Transport to favour Offsite from 2019 onwards.

Offsite Manufacture has a track record of delivering efficiencies. Use of flying factories’ by Skanska and Costain for phase one of the Battersea Power Station redevelopment resulted in 44 per cent cut in cost, 73 per cent less rework and a 60 per cent reduction in time. Laing O’Rourke meanwhile says that 80 per cent of the Leadenhall Building was constructed Offsite, resulting in a 50 per cent reduction in deliveries to site, as was Vinci’s Circle Health building in Reading, resulting in a 20 per cent programme reduction and a 28 per cent cost saving.

Research by Arcadis shows Brexit could see British construction miss out on 215,000 workers, they say that The likes of robotics and off-site manufacturing have never been taken as seriously as they should, but they could well make a sizeable difference.
Often a tipping point is referred to when adopting new techniques, a point when it makes more sense to adopt the method in question and adapt, rather than remain. Surely now is the tipping point for the adoption of mainstream Offsite Manufacture? Or as the Farmer Review would say now is to time to 'Modernise or Die’.

Editors Notes:

Qualitative and quantitative data provides a comprehensive review of Offsite Manufacture, identifying market influences, market size, sector trends and lists the key members of the decision making unit. The report aims to help inform business strategy for construction manufacturers seeking to establish or grow their business in this sector.

The report will save you time by providing you with:

  • A thorough understanding of how Offsite Manufacture has evolved.
  • Analysis of market size, with projections for Offsite Construction, to help you identify opportunity size.
  • An understanding of how Offsite Manufacture is used by key construction sectors: Accommodation, Health, Education and Residential. With details of key clients, specifiers and contractors involved, to help target the sectors most relevant to you.
  • Listing of more than 100 Offsite Manufacturers.
  • Detailed analysis of the trends in the residential sector to help you identify opportunities and threats in this growth sector. This is complemented with feedback from leading housebuilders.
  • An overview of the key market influences in Offsite Manufacture, so you can identify the positive and negative influences on this market and plan accordingly

The report costs £500 + VAT and is available to purchase online at www.cadvantage-knowledge.co.uk

The report was updated in March and April 2018 by Competitive Advantage Consultancy Ltd. 

The report has been prepared using the researchers’ unique expertise in the UK construction sector and references extensive desk research and detailed telephone interviews with key construction decision makers.

The report provides 69 pages of research, with 19 charts and figures, exploring market size and composition, including political economic, social and technical influences and lists the key members of the decision-making unit.

ENDS

For further information please contact:
Helen Johnstone
Competitive Advantage Consultancy Ltd
01276 378053
Helen@cadvantage.co.uk 
 

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