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Reaping the benefits of offsite construction, with ICC's Ryan Colker    

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Reaping the benefits of offsite construction, with ICC's Ryan Colker    

Where is the construction industry benefiting most, currently, from prefabrication?


March 14, 2023

Ryan Colker, VP of Innovation at the International Code Council, discusses how municipal regulations and inspections are keeping up with the expansion of off-site manufacturing for commercial construction. Colker speaks with BD+C's John Caulfield about the following topics:     

  • Where is the construction industry benefiting most, currently, from prefabrication?
  • On its website, ICC promotes a primer that it says can help project teams and communities unlock the potential of off-site construction. Can you provide more details about your organization’s recommendations?
  • What are some of the challenges and solutions to achieving widespread deployment of off-site construction?  
  • What other resources would you recommend for AEC and manufacturing firms that want to get into off-site construction in a bigger way?
  • Do you see the deployment of prefab expanding, and if so for which building types? What potential impediments might slow that deployment?

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