Modern Construction Methods (MMC) in Saudi Arabia: Evaluation Aspects and Barriers
Dr. Ali Ali Shash, Mohammed Alawad

Several modern methods of construction (MMC) are implemented to construct houses in Saudi Arabia to close the gap between the demand and supply of housing units. This study aims to evaluate the MMC based on various features, and to identify hindering factors of implementing MMC. The required data were gathered from MMC contractors, through a questionnaire survey. MMC are found to share encouraging and undesirable features in produced housing units and differ in several others. The high initial and operating costs, dominance of the traditional building method, lack of professionals are the highest critical factors affecting the implementation of MMC.

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