Modern methods of construction: are they effective at addressing skills shortages in the construction industry?

Miller, Paul (2009) Modern methods of construction: are they effective at addressing skills shortages in the construction industry? BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This undergraduate dissertation investigates the effect that Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) have had on the current availability of skills in the UK construction industry and the effect it is likely to have in the future. The review of literature surrounding the subject identified skills shortages as a problem within the industry. The published literature also showed contrasting views on how effective MMC is seen to be at addressing this problem of skill availability. In order to determine the severity of these skills shortages and whether MMC is seen as a solution to this problem, construction industry opinion was collected through the use of a survey. The data was then analysed to determine industry opinion on the subject, as well as opinion regarding how successful MMC is likely to be at addressing skill availability issues in the future. The data showed an overall opinion slightly in favour of MMC being effective at addressing skills shortages, however to date it was deemed to be ineffective because MMC usage is not currently widespread enough to have a significant impact on this problem. This study revealed widespread opinion that MMC is likely to help address skills shortages in the future. However, the effectiveness of MMC at addressing skill availability is directly dependant on greater uptake of these methods within the UK construction industry.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: ?? EDAM ??
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:49
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:16
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/994

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