The House of Lords is preparing for an inquiry into offsite manufacture via its Science and Technology Committee.
A statement from parliament noted that in 2016, the construction industry contributed close to £100 billion to the national economy. The main concern is that it is experiencing serious productivity issues and lacking the productivity improvements that other sectors have reported.
The proceedings will explore the possible benefits of offsite construction and possible problems or obstacles that would affect its wider application. It will also consider how UK government policy, especially where public procurement is concerned, might have to be modified to encourage environmentally and economically sustainable construction industry practises that could support offsite manufacture.