Covid Uncertainties and Modern Methods of Construction (MMC): What Effect on the UK Housing Industry.

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Young, B.E, Seidu, R.D, Fong, D., Hasan, H and Kangwa, J. (2021). Covid Uncertainties and Modern Methods of Construction (MMC): What Effect on the UK Housing Industry. Proceedings of Centre for the Integrated Delivery of the Built Environment (IDoBE) on Uncertainties in the Built Environment: How can we build a resilient future in the new normal?. . LSBU, London. UK 21 - 23 Nov 2021
AuthorsYoung, B.E, Seidu, R.D, Fong, D., Hasan, H and Kangwa, J.
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Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has affected world economies, the construction industry and everyone. Problems such as housing supply in the UK might also have been affected as a result.
Aims: This study explores the uncertainties in the housing industry in the UK, the uncertainties created on MMC products and the impact these have created in the supply of housing under the pandemic.
Method(s): Secondary research data was collected through literature review and their findings complied. Inductive reasoning was utilised to create new knowledge.
Results: The pandemic has affected the construction industry and resulted in reducing housing supply. Although advantages of MMC are widely recognised, the adoption rate is low.

KeywordsGovernment Polices, Housing Construction, Modern Methods of Construction (MMC), and Residential Building Construction.
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