Barriers to adopting modern methods of construction in the UK

Williamson, Marc, Ganah, Abdulkadir orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-9911-8505 and John, Godfaurd Adjaie orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-5016-5909 (2019) Barriers to adopting modern methods of construction in the UK. Journal of Construction Engineering, Management & Innovation, 2 (1). pp. 30-39. ISSN 2630-5771

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The purpose of this paper is to present the research findings that investigated the uptake of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) within the construction sector in the UK, and to understand the barriers and challenges preventing the widespread use of MMC within the industry. MMC is not new, which was introduced on a commercial scale after the WWII, although recent reasons for the uptake are due to the population increase, government inability to meet the high housing demand, and transference of high risk venture by the government to the private sector. The findings from this research undertaken is that MMC are now of better quality as opposed to its first usage and that quality is assured because of the better processes and technologies that are now available. However, the findings also highlighted the continued negative public perception of MMC, which will need to be erased and a positive perception generated by the government for a win-win situation for all stakeholders to be realised

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