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Off-site Modular Construction as a Method of Improving Construction Quality and Safety

Chrislyn O. Egege
Near East University/Architecture, Nicosia, Northern Cyprus

Abstract— Amongst others, Construction Quality and Safety are two very important factors to be considered on a construction site. A project can be deemed successful when it has an excellent quality (with no defects) and delivered in a very safe manner (with low construction fatality rate). Over time construction stakeholders have been in search of more innovative ways of delivering quality construction projects with the lowest fatality rate possible. Modular Construction which is an aspect of Off-site Construction proffers such innovation; this is owing to the fact that 60-90% of construction takes place in a regulated factory condition. Construction Safety is quite important in the sense that worker’s health should be safeguarded in other to prevent insurance and liability claims. These claims in most cases add to the overall construction cost thereby reducing profits. Likewise, Construction Quality needs to meet and if possible exceeds a client’s specification and expectations for project success. Off-site Construction as a method of increasing construction efficiency, Construction Quality and Safety of workers has not gained as much recognition as required hence this paper would analyze Modular Construction as an aspect of Off-site Construction and why it is the most innovative way of delivering quality and safety-oriented construction projects.

Index Terms— Off-site Construction, Modular Construction, Innovative, Construction Quality, Construction Safety

Cite: Chrislyn O. Egege, "Off-site Modular Construction as a Method of Improving Construction Quality and Safety," International Journal of Structural and Civil Engineering Research, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 259-268, August 2018. doi: 10.18178/ijscer.7.3.259-268