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.