Many studies and experiences have highlighted the waste in building design and construction. In fact, it is estimated that as much as 30 percent of the total weight of building materials delivered to a building site is wasted. Industry thought leaders have promoted digitization and prefabrication as strategies to eliminate that waste by reducing time, cost and risk.
Using the hypothetical fit-out of a single patient room as an example, this study was intended to quantify the improvements brought on by embracing data and prefabrication. Proctored by Kohrs Lonnemann Heil Engineers, Inc. (KLH Engineers), an audience of more than 50 construction professionals participated in “Workshop F: Discovering the Power of Data to Inform Multi-Trade Prefabrication Decision Making” at the 2021 Advancing Prefabrication Conference in Dallas, Texas.
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 Osmani, M., 2011, “Waste,” Science Direct, https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/earth-and-planetary-sciences/construction-waste