New report outlines role of offsite construction in addressing the housing
Property Industry Ireland (PII), the Ibec group for businesses working in the property sector, today launched “Innovation Increasing Supply” (see attached), a new report on how offsite construction can help support the ambitions of Government programmes in addressing the housing crisis, such as the Housing For All and the National Development Plan.
Speaking at the launch of the report, Mark McGreevy, COO Sisk Group and Chair of PII’s Construction Innovation Policy Group: “If we are to deliver homes at the scale, pace and quality the country needs, we have to seriously shake up how we build our homes. This means embracing new technologies like modern offsite methods of construction, which has proven our homes can be built more efficiently and sustainably. Meaningful collaboration between all stakeholders, public and private, backed up with government commitments to hard targets on the use of offsite construction solutions, matching the ambitions of Government, will drive the investment needed to allow the innovation and adoption happen in the sector.”
PII Director, Dr. David Duffy, said: “PII are pleased to see the focus on Modern Methods of Construction and off-site construction in Housing for All, the Government's recent housing plan to 2030. There is a big challenge to meet the targets set-out in the plan - innovation is needed to translate these targets into homes for families. This report highlights some of the contribution the industry can make to reaching this goal.”
The report gives an overview of what offsite construction is, the benefits of offsite construction, as well as making policy recommendations to help realise the benefits from offsite construction.