An investigation into how the perception of off-site production affects it’s up take within the industry

Williams, Philip (2013) An investigation into how the perception of off-site production affects it’s up take within the industry. BEng dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The vast majority of the UK has grown up around a housing sector built of bricks and mortar; a very traditional approach to the construction of residential dwellings. This system of construction is dependable and this is one of the reasons that we continue to build using this method today. UK housing, however, is in a state of crisis with a demand for new properties for the ever changing sizes and diversity of family life BRE, (2007). Whilst the population has risen, the construction of housing has hit an all-time low falling far below any figures since the Second World War National Housing Federation, (2013). This forms a problem; with a growing population and a lack of housing, properties need to be constructed quicker than a traditional method can provide. For this reason it is important to assess new or alternative methods of construction to aid us in the development of the industry and decrease the housing deficit.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Alice Bentley
    Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2014 12:42
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:34
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/14388

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