Study and Evaluation of Prefabricated Concrete Buildings Industry by SWOT Analysis: Sustainable Development Approach

Document Type : Research Article


School of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran


Considering the population growth and rapidly housing demands, it is inevitable to adopt industrial building systems for the purpose of raising the quality of industrialized building construction. Construction industrialization is an important factor in increasing production and striking the right balance between supply and demand in the market. There are multiple methods for industrialized building construction, the most common of which is the prefabrication concrete industry. An attempt has been made in this study to put forward the appropriate method for understanding the current status of this industry in developing countries and adapting it with economic, social and environmental criteria of sustainable development and to present suitable management methods for choosing and piloting the route toward sustainable development. The results suggested that when compared to the cast in place concrete, prefabricated concrete is of higher quality according to the sustainable development criteria. The results indicated that the order of desirability of prefabricated concrete in terms of different aspects of sustainable development is as follows: environmentally, socially and economically. According to the sustainable development criteria, prefabricated concrete could provide more opportunities to communication development. Moreover, there are more opportunities than threats in the industry of prefabricated construction. In this article, appropriate strategies were formulated by means of SWOT analysis for the purpose of developing and improving and expanding the prefabricated concrete industry


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