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Washington, D.C. — The National Institute of Building Sciences Off-Site Construction Council (OSCC) has three new implementation resources available to help industry professionals better understand and use off-site construction methods. The resources, which are based on webinars hosted during the last two years, are free and downloadable to the public.

These new resources include:

Getting the Most Out of Off-Site Construction: Steps for Success (http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.nibs.org/resource/resmgr/oscc/OSCC_GettingMostoutofOSC.pdf) — Off-site construction offers project stakeholders a number of benefits. This resource provides a step-by-step approach to help overcome barriers and outlines the process for the deployment of an effective off-site construction project. The content is based on a two-part webinar hosted by the Modular Building Institute and the OSCC in June and August 2016, “Getting the Most out of Off-Site Construction (Part 1 and 2).”

Using Precast Concrete as an Off-Site Construction Strategy (http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.nibs.org/resource/resmgr/oscc/OSCC_UsingPrecastConcrete.pdf) — This resource looks at the reduction in the number of trade-to-trade coordination points on-site; addresses quality control at the plant and referenced standards and certifications; considers the impact to the construction schedules; and offers case studies, including the challenges of the project and reason for choosing off-site construction methods. The content is based on a webinar hosted by the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute and the OSCC in July 2016, “Precast Concrete Off-Site Construction: Techniques and Case Studies.”

The Rise of Modular Construction: Emerging Commercial and Legal Considerations (http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.nibs.org/resource/resmgr/oscc/OSCC_RiseofModConstr.pdf) — This resource considers some of the perceived challenges to effectively utilizing off-site construction methods, such as the application of building codes; licensing and permitting requirements; whether to treat the fabricator as a subcontractor or supplier; how long to maintain project records; lien and prompt payment statutes; and insurance twists. The content is based on a webinar hosted by the Associated General Contractors of America and the OSCC in November 2016, “The Rise of Modular Construction: Emerging Commercial & Legal Issues.”

To view the webinars, learn more about Off-Site Construction Council and get involved in related activities, visit the OSCC web page at http://www.nibs.org/page/oscc. To access these and other off-site construction resources visit the OSCC resources page.

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