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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
Refereed: No
ISBN: 1591401046
Depositing User: LJ Koskela
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2010 16:00
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:19
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