College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management



Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Paul Redden, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


It is a constant battle in the construction industry to improve productivity and efficiency while keeping the cost and schedule as low as possible. This can be made possible through the use of industrialized construction strategies such as, prefabrication, building information modeling (BIM), and automation. In this study, the main purpose of this survey was to collect information about MCAA firms’ knowledge of industrialized construction strategies, their use of them in the past, and their willingness to use them in the future. It also aims to explore the use of industrialized construction and its viability as a path for mechanical contractors to create more work and grow construction businesses. This study also investigates and the different strategies used within industrialized construction and defines the benefits of their use. A survey was created and sent out to companies within Mechanical Contractors of America (MCAA). From the survey results, it can be concluded that there was a mix of those who used it as much as possible and those who have never heard of it, however, of the companies that have used these strategies, there was significant savings in cost and schedule on their projects.