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The paper 'Offsite manufacturing and construction industry transformation: a multi-level socio-technical transitions perspective' has been published in the Proceedings of the 36th Annual ARCOM Conference.

Despite its position at the forefront of innovative change in the UK construction industry, its has yet to become mainstream. This paper adopts a multi-level socio-technical transitions (MLS) theoretical framework to review and synthesise relevant literature to conceptualise how an industry-wide uptake of OSM rests on the creation of a dominant platform around which other innovations will coalesce, in order to ‘break through’ and trigger changes in the existing configurations defining the way the construction industry works.


Digitally Enabled Living


Analysing the social context to transforming construction through digital innovation


Kwadwo Oti-Sarpong  

Gemma Burgess 


Oti-Sarpong, K and Burgess, G (2020) Offsite Manufacturing and Construction Industry Transformation: A Multi-Level Sociotechnical Transitions Perspective In: Scott, L and Neilson, C J (Eds) Proceedings of the 36th Annual ARCOM Conference, 7-8 September 2020, UK, Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 475-484.