Program overview | Projects
Off-Site Manufacture in Australia [Fussell, Queensland Department of Public Works] 2005-004-C
Project participants and team members
|Building Commission ||Peter Nassau|
|QBSA ||Peter Hope/Jason Smith|
|Qld Dept of Public Works||Thomas Fussell - Project Leader|
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Nick Blismas, Carolyn Hayles, Mark Vines, Ron Wakefield
University of Newcastle
WA Department of Housing and Works
Peter Tilley, Karyn Ash
Off-site Manufacture (OSM) has long been recognised, both in Australia and internationally, as offering numerous benefits to all parties in the construction process. More importantly, it is recognised as a key vehicle for driving improvement within the construction industry. The uptake of OSM in construction is however limited, despite well documented benefits.
The research aims to determine the state-of-the-art of OSM in Australia. It will both confirm the benefits and identify the real and perceived barriers to the widespread adoption of OSM. Further the project will identify opportunities for future investment and research. An industrial report will be produced that will map the current state of OSM in Australia, and also identify where future efforts need to be directed in order for the industry to improve.