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An Analysis on Promoting Prefabrication Implementation in Construction Industry towards Sustainability

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Sino-Australia Joint Research Centre in BIM and Smart Construction, College of Civil and Transportation Engineering, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen 518052, China
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Department of Building and Real Estate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
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Jinan Haiying Real Estate Development Company, Jinan 250000, China
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Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham B4 7ET, UK
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Academic Editors: Paul B. Tchounwou, Parneet Paul and Sher Jamal Khan
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(21), 11493; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182111493
Received: 6 September 2021 / Revised: 28 October 2021 / Accepted: 28 October 2021 / Published: 31 October 2021
As a game-changing technology with significant environmental, economic, and social benefits, prefabricated technology has attracted attention and has been increasingly adopted in the construction industry. Although multitudinous studies have investigated various aspects of prefabrication in construction, a thorough review of its current development state that synthesized environmental, economic, and social sustainability dimensions remains overdue. Therefore, this study aims to fill this research gap by constructing a systematic framework, analyzing the research status quos, and providing recommendations for future research. This study first conducted a holistic review of 768 references with NVivo. A research foci framework that represented the body of knowledge in prefabrication in construction was developed with five levels, which were advantages, hindrances, stakeholders, promotion policies, and strategy spectrum. Following the framework, the in-depth analyses from the perspectives of environmental, economic, social sustainability, technologies development, and promotion strategies were performed. The current research domains were further linked with potential research directions for promoting prefabricated construction towards sustainability. The study is of value in both offering references for policy formulation and stakeholder practice and providing recommendations for future research. View Full-Text
Keywords: prefabrication; sustainability; promotion policy; construction management; NVivo prefabrication; sustainability; promotion policy; construction management; NVivo
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Wu, Z.; Luo, L.; Li, H.; Wang, Y.; Bi, G.; Antwi-Afari, M.F. An Analysis on Promoting Prefabrication Implementation in Construction Industry towards Sustainability. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 11493. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182111493

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Wu Z, Luo L, Li H, Wang Y, Bi G, Antwi-Afari MF. An Analysis on Promoting Prefabrication Implementation in Construction Industry towards Sustainability. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(21):11493. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182111493

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Wu, Zezhou, Lirong Luo, Heng Li, Ying Wang, Guoqiang Bi, and Maxwell F. Antwi-Afari. 2021. "An Analysis on Promoting Prefabrication Implementation in Construction Industry towards Sustainability" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 21: 11493. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182111493

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