E-readiness in construction (ERiC) : self-assessment framework for UK small and medium enterprise building services providers

Lou, ECW ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7099-1426, Lee, A ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0769-5215 and Goulding, J ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9039-7464 2019, 'E-readiness in construction (ERiC) : self-assessment framework for UK small and medium enterprise building services providers' , Architectural Engineering and Design Management , pp. 1-20.

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Abstract

The construction industry’s ability to innovate in order to improve its practices has been widely debated. As organisations in other sectors globally are addressing technology challenges, is the UK construction industry e-ready? Of particular concern is the plethora of small and medium enterprises (SME) that constitute over 80% of the UK construction industry. There are noticeable SME laggards in the uptake of new processes and technologies. This paper aims to assess the e-readiness levels of UK SME building services provider in order to leverage the advantages of technology opportunities in the future. The resultant self-assessment ERiC framework enables SMEs to quantify and measure e-readiness from an organisation, technical and process perspective.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Urban Processes, Resilient Infrastructures & Sustainable Environments (UPRISE)
Journal or Publication Title: Architectural Engineering and Design Management
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
ISSN: 1745-2007
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Depositing User: Professor Angela Lee
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2019 08:32
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2019 08:32
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/51598

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