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A Vision for Construction IT 2005-2010: Two Case Studies.

Sarshar, M, Tanyer, AM, Aouad, G and Underwood, J 2002, 'A Vision for Construction IT 2005-2010: Two Case Studies. ' , Engineering Construction and Architectural Management, 9 (2) , pp. 152-160.

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Abstract

Construction companies face dramatic changes in today's competitive market conditions. IT is increasingly becoming a competitive tool in this market place. The industry is taking a fresh view of how to use IT in order to improve productivity of the sector. In order to assist in this process, Sarshar et al. (2000) undertook a major review of academic research and industrial best practice and formulated a vision for managing construction project information in the next 5–10 years. This paper compares two case studies of the actual use of IT against this vision. The paper highlights some common gaps in current IT applications in construction companies. Based on these gaps some recommendations are made on the areas, which the industry might focus upon.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA075 Electronic computers. Computer science > QA076 Computer software
Built and Human Environment
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Information Technology in Construction
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Salford Centre for Research & Innovation (SCRI)
Journal or Publication Title: Engineering Construction and Architectural Management
Publisher: Emerald
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1365-232X
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2007 13:39
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:48
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/589

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