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dc.contributor.authorJiang, Rui
dc.contributor.authorMao, Chao
dc.contributor.authorHou, Lei
dc.contributor.authorWu, Chengke
dc.contributor.authorTan, Jiajuan
dc.description.abstractOff-site construction refers to a new building approach which moves the building process away from the physical site but into a controlled factory environment. There are numerous and significant benefits derived from the increased global adoption of off-site construction. In China, however, it is identified that a number of transferable driving factors have not been present, for example, strategic roadmaps, appropriate policies and sufficient workable guidelines. To investigate into the China’s off-site construction status quo under the backdrop of China’s new urbanisation, this study conducts an exhaustive review of the literature towards a total of 107 papers and 85 governmental documents published during the past three years, along with semi-structured interviews to a number of experienced stakeholders. According to the information acquired from the literature review and the interviews, this paper sets forth a scientific process of carrying out a strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats analysis, from which the advantages and barriers of implementing off-site construction in China are analysed. Last but not least, the body of knowledge that the state-of-the-art research works have seldom addressed are complemented, namely, top-to-bottom implementation roadmaps and strategies that could significantly contextualise the China’s National New Urbanisation Plan 2014–2020 and help the Chinese construction sector to improve its competency.
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Cleaner Production
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental engineering
dc.subject.fieldofresearchManufacturing engineering
dc.subject.fieldofresearchManufacturing engineering not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOther engineering
dc.titleA SWOT analysis for promoting off-site construction under the backdrop of China's new urbanisation
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered into Griffith Research Online as an Advanced Online Version.
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gro.griffith.authorHou, Lei

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