Standardisation and skills: a transnational study of skills, education and training for prefabrication in housing.

  • Pedersen, Elsebet Frydendal (Project Manager)
  • Bonke, Sten (Project Participant)

    Project Details


    The objective of the project is to asses how far the extension of manufacturing-based methods in the British construction industry is deterred through existing skill and education/training structures. To describe the skills, education and training of personnel at all levels involved in more traditional housebuilding construction and in construction using standardised, prefabricated components - with examples from Britain, Denmark, Germany and The Netherlands. Also to assess the degree of multi-skilling entailed in traditional and innovative construction. To identify and define the different forms of prefabrication and standardisation in housebuilding associated with different constellations and qualifications and qualities of skill in the four countries. To draw up a skill classification matrix referring to type of process, firm and client, and recommendations on training and educationrequirements. And the objective is to disseminate the findings as widely as possible.
    Effective start/end date01/11/199830/11/2000