Collaboration environments for small and medium-sized architecture, engineering and construction enterprises: success factors in implementation

Abuelmaatti, A and Ahmed, V 2017, 'Collaboration environments for small and medium-sized architecture, engineering and construction enterprises: success factors in implementation' , International Journal of Information Technology and Management (IJITM) . (In Press)

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Abstract

Collaboration in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) sector increases productivity, improves quality, competitiveness and profitability. This poses the problem of what are the most appropriate collaboration methods available. With building information modelling (BIM) being imposed by the UK Government on AEC projects, the development of new technology is one solution, but ensuring the whole-sector adoption is fundamental. It is commonly observed that SMEs have fewer chances to get it right and so they need guidance. A qualitative study of 14 cases was developed to map the current practice of implementations and their success level. The case studies revealed a number of factors affecting the success at the organisation level. This also led to further quantitative investigation of the factors affecting the collaboration at the end-user level. The results suggested that the success of collaborative technologies depends on 23 factors. Recommendations from these findings are used to suggest a path for SMEs to implement BIM.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > Salford Business School
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Information Technology and Management (IJITM)
Publisher: Inderscience
ISSN: 1461-4111
Depositing User: Professor V Ahmed
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2018 09:26
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2018 09:26
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/46862

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