The widening knowledge gap in the built environment of developed and developing nations: lean and offsite construction in Nigeria and the UK.
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OMOTAYO, T. and KERAMINIYAGE, K. 2014. The widening knowledge gap in the built environment of developed and developing nations: lean and offsite construction in Nigeria and the UK. In Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R., Ruddock, L., Keraminiyage, K., Kulatunga, U. and Pathirage, C. (eds). Proceedings of the international conference on construction in a changing world, 4-7 May 2014, Kandalama, Sri Lanka. Salford: University of Salford. Held on ICONDA CIBlibrary [online]. Available from: http://www.irbnet.de/daten/iconda/CIB_DC27738.pdf
This paper assessed the knowledge divide between the UK and Nigeria construction industries in the area of lean and offsite construction. This study utilized literature review as a method of determining the extent to which lean and offsite construction has been identified as new knowledge areas in the built environment in Nigeria and the UK by using a benchmark of 15 literature materials from journals, books, published thesis and conference proceedings for each construction concept. The findings suggest that there are few published literary materials related to lean construction in Nigeria and there were no published materials related to Nigeria in the areas of offsite construction. The literature search for lean and offsite construction in the UK revealed that there were many materials about these topics. These literary materials have been in existence for several years in the UK. This exposes the knowledge gap which has been widening over the years between Nigeria and the UK.