Fad or Future; moving Modular and Offsite Construction from niche to mainstream
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
The practice of systematically constructing houses offsite goes back to the 20th century when builders in the US began selling “kit homes.” Despite its history and pressing need, offsite has remained a niche approach. However, the value proposition of offsite construction is strengthening every day, and so are the factors fueling its growth—labor shortages, suitable technology, and increasing government backing. Even though offsite construction is now being adopted for projects as varied as high-end condos, hotels, and airport terminals, the market remains a white space.