Key influences to cost modelling and analysis in off-site construction: research trends and GAP analysis

Serugga, Joas and Kagioglou, Mike and Edwards, David J. and Talebi, Saeed and Johns, Nathan G.O. (2023) Key influences to cost modelling and analysis in off-site construction: research trends and GAP analysis. Architectural Engineering and Design Management. ISSN 1745-2007

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The last decade has witnessed a proliferation of Off-Site Construction (OSC) operations and systems in the UK in response to persistent performance challenges in the construction industry. However, understanding the real influences of cost modelling for accurate project costing and cost performance remains limited. Consequently, this systematic literature review aims to identify the key parameters associated with effective cost modelling in OSC systems. Using literature in the last 10 years (i.e. 2011–2021) and keyword search terms, the review covers OSC aspects such as cost modelling and models, life cycle costing, cost analysis and taking off. Knowledge gaps are identified within literature and practice in cost modelling despite a backdrop of a proliferation of OSC systems and concomitant literature. Emergent findings uncover thematic clusters in analysed literature with the role of design, 88%, costs, 69% and modelling, 74% dominating the literature reviewed. Moreover, key influences to cost modelling in OSC (e.g. abnormal costs, factory-based preliminaries, and contractor’s overheads) do not feature prominently in any published research. This paper provides a cross-sectional snapshot of contemporary developments in the field and highlights the need for new research to support integrated cost modelling to support current OSC practice.

Item Type: Article
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6 October 2023Accepted
14 November 2023Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: Multi-project scheduling, Supply management, Mathematical modeling, Optimization algorithms, Construction industry
Subjects: CAH13 - architecture, building and planning > CAH13-01 - architecture, building and planning > CAH13-01-02 - building
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment > Dept. of Built Environment
Depositing User: Gemma Tonks
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2023 15:06
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2023 15:06

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