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dc.contributor.authorMirus, Annaliese
dc.contributor.authorPatel, Yusef
dc.contributor.authorMcPherson, Peter
dc.contributor.editorP. Rajagopalan
dc.description.abstractThe construction industry within New Zealand is currently experiencing a boom and is the largest sector of the country’s infrastructure. Although substantial, the industry continues to suffer from inflated costs, low-productivity and lack of innovation. Sparsely developed methods from the beginnings of construction in New Zealand are still practiced today, attributing to low-productivity and the current ‘housing crisis’. With recent government schemes that aim to provide 100,000 homes in a decade, the demand for innovation and efficiency in the industry is under pressure and prefabrication is suggested to help evolve the industry for the demand. Through a literature analysis, this paper will investigate a brief history of prefabrication on an international and national scale. Other industry models will also be analysed, including Sweden and Japan, providing insights to the questions concerning New Zealand. The analysis informs the conclusion that prefabrication is unable to instantly infiltrate the New Zealand construction industry. Additionally, implementation of this alternative method will require the servicing of other areas, including the supply chain and skilled labour.en_NZ
dc.publisherArchitectural Science Association (ANZAScA)en_NZ
dc.rights©2018, All rights reserved and published by The Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA), Australia The copyright in these proceedings belongs to the Architectural Science Association and RMIT University. Copyright of the papers contained in these proceedings remains the property of the authors. Apart from fair dealing for the purpose of private study, research or review, as permitted under the Copyright Act, no part of this book may be reproduced by any process without the prior permission of the publishers and authors. Copyright of images in this publication are the property of the authors or appear with permissions granted to those authors. The editors and publisher accept no responsibility where authors have not obtained the appropriate permissions.en_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectconstruction industryen_NZ
dc.subjecthousing crisisen_NZ
dc.subjectgovernment schemesen_NZ
dc.subjectsupply chainsen_NZ
dc.subjecthigh-density housingen_NZ
dc.titlePrefabrication : New Zealand’s golden ticket?en_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Paper in Published Proceedingsen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planningen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationMirus, A., Patel, Y., & McPherson, P. (2018). Prefabrication: New Zealand’s golden ticket?. In P. Rajagopalan (Ed.), Meeting the Challenges of Higher Density: 52nd International Conference of the Architectural Science Association (pp. 417-423).en_NZ
unitec.publication.titleASA 2018 Engaging Architectural Science: Meeting the Challenges of Higher Densityen_NZ
unitec.conference.titleMeeting the Challenges of Higher Density: 52nd International Conference of the Architectural Science Associationen_NZ
unitec.conference.orgArchitectural Science Association (ANZAScA)en_NZ
unitec.conference.orgRMIT University (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)en_NZ
unitec.conference.locationMelbourne, Victoria, Australiaen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.placeMelbourne, Victoria, Australiaen_NZ

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