- Coventry University
|Title of host publication||Offsite Production and Manufacturing for Innovative Construction|
|Subtitle of host publication||People, Process and Technology|
|Editors||Jack Goulding, Farzad Pour Rahimian|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|ISBN (Print)||9781138550711, 9781138550681|
|Publication status||Published - 25 Jun 2019|
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
Off-site manufacturing (OSM) is seen as part of a broader spectrum of innovative contemporary techniques that seeks performance improvement in the construction industry. Moreover, there is a growing trend in the adoption and uptake of OSM worldwide. Whilst there are several reasons for this, this chapter focuses exclusively on the challenges of disaster management in relation to offsite manufacturing practices. In this regard, OSM has the potential to enhance disaster management capabilities and reduce damage to both human and material resources. However, in order to operationalise this, there is an exigent need to reevaluate current disaster management practices contextually, so that they align and support OSM practice. The reciprocal of this also applies.
This chapter contextually explores OSM principles with disaster management practice. In doing so, it aims to challenge current thinking (given the fragmented nature of disaster management per se), in order to encourage the uptake and adoption of blended OSM solutions. The rationale here is to showcase how these solutions can be developed, nurtured personalised to meet country-specific contexts (and concomitant challenges). This work forms part of a wider study in this area, to understand the fundamentals of disaster management and OSM. A conceptual framework is presented for discussion. This engages the doctrines of OSM and disaster management through three governing principles.