The building industry in Australia is not keeping up with international efforts with regard to prefabrication and needs to halve on-site construction times over the next decade or risk being left behind, industry leaders say.

In a recent statement, renowned construction sector advisor David Chandler OAM said the local industry needs to reduce overall costs by up to 20 per cent and develop its off-site construction sector to compete with an increasingly global industry. “The construction industry is transforming and traditional craft-based on-site fabrications are…