Offsite construction can be an entry point for innovation that simplifies onsite assembly, provides cost savings, and offers superior performance. The sector has already implemented just-in-time job site production, reduced cycle time and inventory, and optimized vendor-managed processes. Offsite construction will evolve to increasingly integrated assemblies to further reduce site labor and utilize advanced automation. Significant innovation in offsite construction is finally pushing a large portion of the construction process from the jobsite into manufacturing plants. This course will cover what that innovation is and why the construction industry is ripe for change.
- Identify the underlying issues in building and construction that create the need for innovative new technology and manufacturing processes, including complex building codes, a fragmented and cyclical building process, and a shortage of skilled labor.
- Compare offsite construction to site-built construction in a side-by-side demonstration and identify efficiencies in framing hours, lumber usage, and jobsite waste.
- Understand how offsite production can boost construction productivity, while improving quality and sustainability at the same time, by incorporating automation and technology.
- Discover how offsite construction is an entry point for innovation that simplifies onsite assembly, provides cost savings, and offers superior performance.