Four years after the National Institute of Building Sciences Off-Site Construction Council (OSCC) conducted an initial survey to gain an understanding of how the U.S. construction sector is using off-site construction techniques and technologies, the Council issued a follow-up survey to see how the industry’s use has changed. Today, at its annual meeting held during Building Innovation 2019: The National Institute of Building Sciences Seventh Annual Conference and Expo, the OSCC released the report compiling the 2018 industry survey results.
A total of 205 participants from around the country responded to the 2018 survey. The respondents came from across the building industry, representing the diversity of stakeholders involved in the decision making and implementation of off-site construction. They included construction management and general contractors, engineers, trade contractors, architects and owners/developers.
Here are some of the key findings from the Report of the Results of 2018 Off-Site Construction Industry Survey:
The OSCC plans to distribute more industry-based surveys to obtain additional data on the state of prefabrication in the construction sector.
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