PPI Executive Director Gary Fischer recently wrote an article featured in the print and online versions of Engineering News-Record. In this Viewpoint article, he focuses on how to address the challenges of offsite fabrication using the five levers, specifically product design.
“To reduce project cost and schedule length while addressing the skilled labor shortage, many owners and contractors are moving work from the construction site to a fabrication facility. That creates new hurdles, however, in managing interfaces and tolerances in space, weight and time. But there are important ways to have product design—one of the five key components of project success—address these challenges.”