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Construction IT in 2030: a scenario planning approach

Erdogan, B, Abbott, C, Aouad, G and Kazi, SA 2009, 'Construction IT in 2030: a scenario planning approach' , Journal of Information Technology in Construction, 14 , pp. 539-555.

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    Summary: This paper presents a scenario planning effort carried out in order to identify the possible futures that construction industry and construction IT might face. The paper provides a review of previous research in the area and introduces the scenario planning approach. It then describes the adopted research methodology. The driving forces of change and main trends, issues and factors determined by focusing on factors related to society, technology, environment, economy and politics are discussed. Four future scenarios developed for the year 2030 are described. These scenarios start from the global view and present the images of the future world. They then focus on the construction industry and the ICT implications. Finally, the preferred scenario determined by the participants of a prospective workshop is presented.

    Item Type: Article
    Themes: Built and Human Environment
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Salford Centre for Research & Innovation (SCRI)
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Information Technology in Construction
    Publisher: ITCon
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 1874-4753
    Depositing User: C Abbott
    Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2011 13:06
    Last Modified: 23 May 2014 11:41

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