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


Industrialized construction (IC) strategies are techniques used on a construction project that allows for significant time and schedule savings. The goal of this study is to analyze trends among general contractors and their experience with these strategies. Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) firms were asked various survey questions including size of firm, experience with several types of IC strategies, and their willingness to use similar strategies in the future. By answering questions about their percentage of use of prefabrication, automation, and BIM for various contract types, delivery methods, and payment methods, trends relating to the use of IC emerge. These questions allow connections to be made between the type of work being done, revenue of firms actively using IC strategies, and how much success they have seen after implementation. The success of certain firms’ use of IC strategies can be applied to similar projects and firms to ensure the reliability and lowered risk of adopting strategies like building information modeling (BIM), prefabrication, and automation. The purpose of this paper is to analyze those trends and show construction industry professionals the potential that IC strategies have on a given project.

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