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A definition and valuation of the UK offsite construction sector: ten years on

Taylor, Mark



Ten years on the offsite construction (OSC) industry continues to be held high as a panacea to the inefficiencies, labour shortages and environmental impact of the construction of our built environment. Speculation concerning the gross output and the debate over the subject of value added continues. The market research questionnaires remain abundant and we have witnessed a deluge of revisions to the categorisation of the sector with some significant new contributions. Sector growth is critically linked to the availability of skilled labour, the mechanisation of manufacturing processes and data driven processes. We require a new approach to engineering education to deliver our modern workforce and cross-disciplinary education and training is of fundamental importance for the delivery of Construction 4.0. Historical financial data for the period 2000 to 2018 is presented. A breakdown of the sector, examining the standard industrial classification codes (SIC 2007), gross output and value added for each categorised sub-sector is provided. The data will continue to assist government and industry in benchmarking, labour forecasting, market research and forecasting growth and diffusion of innovative delivery of offsite built environment infrastructure.


Taylor, M. (2022). A definition and valuation of the UK offsite construction sector: ten years on. International journal of construction management, 22(15), 2877-2885.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Sep 24, 2020
Online Publication Date Oct 15, 2020
Publication Date 2022
Deposit Date Sep 28, 2020
Publicly Available Date Oct 16, 2021
Journal International journal of construction management
Print ISSN 1562-3599
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 22
Issue 15
Pages 2877-2885
Keywords Offsite construction; prefabrication; gross output; value added
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