Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
PIRA download icon_1.1View/Download Full Text
Title: Critical success factors for modular integrated construction projects: a review
Authors: Wuni, IY 
Shen, GQ 
Issue Date: 2020
Source: Building research and information, 2020, v. 48, no. 7, p. 763-784
Abstract: Modular integrated construction (MiC) is an innovative construction approach which transforms the fragmented linear site-based construction of buildings into an integrated production and assembly of value-added prefabricated prefinished modules. As MiC has gained attention in the construction industry, more in-depth knowledge of the critical success factors (CSFs) for implementing MiC projects is imperative. This research reviewed studies on the CSFs for implementing MiC projects during the period 1993–2019. Analysis showed that the US, UK, Malaysia, Australia, and Hong Kong are the largest contributors to the MiC CSFs studies. Further analysis generated 35 CSFs for implementing MiC projects. Of these, the six most cited CSFs shared between countries and MiC projects include good working collaboration and effective communication among project participants; effective supply chain management; accurate design and early design freeze; involvement of key project participants throughout the project; suitable procurement strategy and contracting; and standardization & benchmarking of best practices. These shared CSFs can be used to develop decision support systems, enabling the prediction of project success. The developed checklists and conceptual model of the CSFs could help to guide and improve the successful implementation of MiC projects and may form a useful basis for future empirical studies.
Keywords: Critical success factors
Modular integrated construction
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Journal: Building research and information 
ISSN: 0961-3218
EISSN: 1466-4321
DOI: 10.1080/09613218.2019.1669009
Rights: © 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Building Research & Information on 25 Sep 2019 (Published online), available online:
Appears in Collections:Journal/Magazine Article

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Wuni_Critical_Modular_Integrated.pdfPre-Published version1.53 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
Open Access Information
Status open access
File Version Final Accepted Manuscript
View full-text via PolyU eLinks SFX Query
Show full item record

Page views

Last Week
Last month
Citations as of May 28, 2023


Citations as of May 28, 2023


Citations as of May 25, 2023


Citations as of May 25, 2023

Google ScholarTM



Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.