Offsite construction techniques (OSTs) are seen by many as the future of the construction industry, offering improvement on duration, cost, productivity and sustainability of projects. However, the uptake is still small. Current information on the perceived barriers largely focuses on the building and housing sector, with little to no information available for the infrastructure sector.
The project developed two theoretical frameworks: one explaining the benefits of OSTs, and the other the barriers. These applied to the construction industry in combination with the infrastructure sector. The frameworks were then tested through case studies and semi-structured interviews. This enabled the researcher to gain an understanding of the current barriers to OSTs from multiple perspectives.