The National Institute of Building Sciences Off-Site Construction Council (OSCC) has three new implementation resources available to help industry professionals better understand and use off-site construction methods. The resources, which are based on webinars hosted over the past two years, are free and downloadable to the public.
These new resources include:
Getting the Most Out of Off-Site Construction: Steps for Success
Off-site construction offers project stakeholders a number of benefits. This resource provides a step-by-step approach to help overcome barriers and outlines the process for the deployment of an effective off-site construction project. The content is based on a two-part webinar hosted by the Modular Building Institute and the OSCC in June and August 2016, “Getting the Most out of Off-Site Construction (Part 1 and 2).”
Using Precast Concrete as an Off-Site Construction Strategy
This resource looks at the reduction in the number of trade-to-trade coordination points on-site; addresses quality control at the plant and referenced standards and certifications; considers the impact to the construction schedules; and offers case studies, including the challenges of the project and reason for choosing off-site construction methods. The content is based on a webinar hosted by the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute and the OSCC in July 2016, “Precast Concrete Off-Site Construction: Techniques and Case Studies.”
The Rise of Modular Construction: Emerging Commercial and Legal Considerations
This resource considers some of the perceived challenges to effectively utilizing off-site construction methods, such as the application of building codes; licensing and permitting requirements; whether to treat the fabricator as a subcontractor or supplier; how long to maintain project records; lien and prompt payment statutes; and insurance twists. The content is based on a webinar hosted by the Associated General Contractors of America and the OSCC in November 2016, “The Rise of Modular Construction: Emerging Commercial & Legal Issues.”
National Institute of Building Sciences brings together labor and consumer interests, government representatives, regulatory agencies, and members of the building industry to identify and resolve problems and potential problems around the construction of housing and commercial buildings. NIBS is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization. It was established by Congress in 1974. For more information, visit nibs.org or follow @bldgsciences on Twitter and Facebook.
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