The 2023 Offsite Construction Benchmarking Report offers a comprehensive understanding of a complex industry, presenting primary data provided by construction and engineering companies worldwide. It covers various aspects such as the adoption, implementation, and quality of construction project delivery technologies, with numerous subtopics included to provide a holistic view of adoption in all areas. This piece uncovers a few of the insights and trends found within the report.
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1) Scheduling: Offsite's Prime Attraction
Dating all the way back to data from our 2019 “Modular Construction Update”, Streamlined Project Schedule” remains to be the most appealing benefit of offsite construction per survey responses
This means there are practical drivers of adoption and not ‘technology for the sake of technology’ like we might see in other areas of the industry.
2) Challenges with Stakeholder Resistance
Similarly, resistance from project stakeholders remained the most frequently identified obstacle to construction from 2022’ survey/report to today.
3) Prefab Design Uptake
Only 28% of respondents are using a prefab design solution meaning that it might not be a necessary component of these solutions.
That will likely change as the volume of offsite projects for a company increases, similar to how Excel can be used to track things in small quantities in other areas of construction.
4) Volumetric Modular Projects and Partnering
For the 31% of respondents who did a project using volumetric modular in the last year, 15 unique suppliers/partners were identified by respondents to help with their efforts.
51% didn’t partake in any projects with this, while 17% weren’t sure.
5) Panelized Prefab Projects and Supplier Insights
For the 53.7 who did a project utilizing panelized prefab in the past year, 16 unique suppliers/partners were identified.
31.7% didn’t do any project's with panelized prefab, while 14.6 were unsure.
6) Rising Offsite Adoption for Improved Project Metrics
It is becoming more common to utilize offsite practices to help with schedule, sustainability, safety, quality and cost. This trend reflects the industry's recognition of the multifaceted benefits offered by these solutions.