In 2014, the National Institute of Building Sciences Off-Site Construction Council (OSCC) conducted a survey of the industry to identify the opportunities and challenges associated with the use of off-site construction for commercial construction and how the OSCC could foster the utilization of off-site construction to support high-performance buildings.  The OSCC is conducting this follow-up survey to evaluate how the industry's use of off-site construction has changed in the past three years.  

Your answers are anonymous and your responses, which will be compiled into a report, will be included in the aggregate only. (Note, there is an option to leave contact information at the end of the questions to allow follow-up, but this is voluntary.)

Thank you for your participation in the survey!
My company has incorporated the following off-site elements in one or more projects in the last 12 months. (check all that apply)

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* 1. My company has incorporated the following off-site elements in one or more projects in the last 12 months. (check all that apply)

How would you rate the barriers to implementing off-site construction?

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* 2. How would you rate the barriers to implementing off-site construction?

  No Barrier Small Barrier Moderate Barrier Significant Barrier
Industry Knowledge and Skills
Cost vs. Value
Design + Construction Culture
Program of the Building
Concern for Quality
Supply Chain + Procurement
Regulations + Codes
Site Operations
Health + Safety Risks
Transportation
Financing + Insurance
Manufacturing Technology
Urban Site
Rural Site
Distance from Factory to Site
Labor Unions
Commissioning
Late Design Changes
Not Designed for Off-Site
Building Information Modeling
Lack of Detail and Specification Standards
Communication
For questions 3 - 6, consider your most successful experience with off-site construction.  During project planning phase, who was responsible for the decision to use off-site construction? (Select all that apply)

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* 3. For questions 3 - 6, consider your most successful experience with off-site construction.  During project planning phase, who was responsible for the decision to use off-site construction? (Select all that apply)

Pre-construction, what were the expected benefits of using off-site construction? (Select all that apply)

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* 4. Pre-construction, what were the expected benefits of using off-site construction? (Select all that apply)

What were the actual benefits realized by using off-site construction? (Select all that apply)

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* 5. What were the actual benefits realized by using off-site construction? (Select all that apply)

When did you collaborate with the contractor performing the off-site work and based on your experience, when do you recommend engaging the off-site contractor?

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* 6. When did you collaborate with the contractor performing the off-site work and based on your experience, when do you recommend engaging the off-site contractor?

  Project Engagement Recommended Engagement
Concept
50% Schematic Design
100% Schematic Design
50% Design Development
100% Design Development
50% Construction Documents
100% Construction Documents
Post Bid
In the next 12 months, how often do you anticipate using off-site construction?

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* 7. In the next 12 months, how often do you anticipate using off-site construction?

What aspects of off-site design and construction information and data are you interested in? (Select all that apply)

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* 8. What aspects of off-site design and construction information and data are you interested in? (Select all that apply)

What types of support could the National Institute of Building Sciences Off-Site Construction Council offer that would benefit your company's utilization of off-site construction? (Select all that apply)

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* 9. What types of support could the National Institute of Building Sciences Off-Site Construction Council offer that would benefit your company's utilization of off-site construction? (Select all that apply)

What are the primary services your company offers? (Check all that apply)

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* 10. What are the primary services your company offers? (Check all that apply)

What is your company's annual revenue?

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* 11. What is your company's annual revenue?

For what project types has your company utilized off-site construction? (Check all that apply)

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* 12. For what project types has your company utilized off-site construction? (Check all that apply)

In which state(s) was/were the project(s) that utilized off-site construction located?

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* 13. In which state(s) was/were the project(s) that utilized off-site construction located?

If you would like to receive follow-up information regarding the results of this survey and other Off-site Construction Council activities, please provide your name, and email address in the box below. (This is completely voluntary and will not be included in the report.)

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* 14. If you would like to receive follow-up information regarding the results of this survey and other Off-site Construction Council activities, please provide your name, and email address in the box below. (This is completely voluntary and will not be included in the report.)

The National Institute of Building Sciences, Off-Site Construction Council (OSCC) will be conducting periodic surveys to support the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry in implementing off-site construction. The OSCC is open to professionals from across the building industry. We invite you to join the OSCC and participate in this discussion.  To become a member, visit the Institute's website at: http://www.nibs.org.

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