The construction industry in Saudi Arabia (SA) is improving and growing rapidly. The use of precast concrete systems (PCS) proposes numerous advantages such as rapid construction, high-quality construction, sustainability, and efficient associated costs, which are all aligned with the Saudi Arabia 2030 vision. These advantages could be the most important factors in deciding to use PCS as a construction system. However, other factors could adversely affect the use of PCS in SA. These factors are not identified in the existing literature and this study addresses this gap. The study investigates the factors affecting the use of PCS in SA. These factors are identified through an online industry survey, and 171 responses were recorded from various stakeholders. The results present the positive and negative factors affecting the use of PCS in SA from the industry perspective. Recommendations are proposed to overcome the negative factors and increase the use of PCS in SA.
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- Precast concrete system
- Saudi Arabia
- Usage factors
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