Where is IPD coming from and where is it going to?

Leins Wang, Steve Rowlinson

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This chapter looks at the mechanisms and processes needed to develop such a factory. It utilizes a case study of a factory in Shaoxing, Zhejiang Province and the logistical and digitisation issues facing the development of such a factory. The chapter deals with an introduction to the housing market and economy and then look at the particular production facility in detail. The design process for the modular units is discussed as well as the nature of the factory and the projects to be completed. China is developing rapidly, with a booming economy, an ageing workforce and a growing and demanding middle class. China has changed dramatically in the past two decades, experiencing rapid economic growth and a steady increase in national income. Modular construction project life-cycle management follows the pattern of design, shop drawing, procurement, manufacturing, construction, facility management and demolition.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge Handbook of Integrated Project Delivery
EditorsDerek H. T. Walker, Steve Rowlinson
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781351735117, 9781315185774
ISBN (Print)9781138736689
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes


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