Information technology in construction: How to realise the benefits?
Koskela, LJ and Kazi, AS 2003, 'Information technology in construction: How to realise the benefits?' , in: Socio-technical and human cognition elements of information systems , IGI Publishing Hershey, PA, USA , pp. 60-75.
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Advancement in the utilisation of computers has, in recent years, become a major, even dominating research and development target in the architecture, engineering and construction industry. However, in empirical investigations, no major benefits accruingfrom construction IT have been found. Why do the many IT applications, which when separately analysed seem so well justified, fail to produce positive impacts when the totality of the construction project is analysed? The objective of this chapter is to find the explanation for this paradox and to provide initial guidelines as to what should be done to correct the situation.
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Themes:||Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TH Building construction|
Built and Human Environment
|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 > Salford Centre for Research & Innovation (SCRI)
|Publisher:||IGI Publishing Hershey|
|Depositing User:||LJ Koskela|
|Date Deposited:||22 Jun 2010 17:00|
|Last Modified:||27 Sep 2011 12:03|
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