Title A Study on Benchmarking the Countermeasures Strategy for Tackling the Construction Labor Shortage - Focusing UK‘s MMC & Singapore's Buildability -
Authors Yu, Jungho ; Son, Bosik
DOI https://dx.doi.org/10.6106/KJCEM.2022.23.6.054
Page pp.54-64
ISSN 2005-6095
Keywords Construction Labor Shortage; Modern Method of Construction; Buildability; Productivity
Abstract The continuous aging of the domestic construction industry and the shortage of human resource are no longer a problem for the future, but must be solved for the survival of the domestic construction industry, given the characteristics of the labor-intensive construction industry and the continuing negative image of young people toward the construction industry. It is undoubtedly a prerequisite. This study is aimed to tackle the fundamental problem of the construction labor shortage faced by the domestic construction industry by comparing and analyzing the case of MMC technology development in the UK, which has been preparing fast-track response measures for the past 5 years to solve the labor shortage problem, and the case of Buildability technology development in Singapore, which is seeking mid- to long-term countermeasures for about 20 years. Also, This research provides the initial research & development roadmap for Korean Countermeasures Strategy.