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Prefabrication Continues to Grow in Construction industry

The use of prefabrication in the construction industry has almost tripled over the last six years, but contractors say improvements are needed. That is according to a recently released “2017 FMI/BIMForum Prefabrication Survey.”

The survey, based on responses from almost 200 participants including both specialty trade contractors and GCs who collectively generate about $38 billion in industry revenue each year, found a mixed picture for the prefabrication sector. Among the key findings:

  • Contractors want to double their labor investment in prefabrication over the next five years
  • Most contractors struggle to make prefabrication effective
  • In today’s environment, project schedules are considered a critical benefit of prefabrication
  • Over three-quarters – 77% - of respondents think today’s prefabrication environment is different than just four years ago
  • The amount of project work using prefab has almost tripled between 2010 and 2013.

For more results from the FMI study, click here