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Survey of information technology applications in construction

W. El‐Ghandour (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta)
M. Al‐Hussein (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta)

Construction Innovation

ISSN: 1471-4175

Article publication date: 1 June 2004



Information technology in construction (ITC) has become a key topic in the last two decades, gaining wide acceptance and is being implemented in the construction research domains as a tool to assist decision makers. Defining the trends of ITC application over the years is essential to provide researchers with a background of what has been done and to shed light on what direction to take in the future application of ITC. This paper presents a holistic view of ITC applications in construction during the last ten years. It describes survey results in the application of information technology in construction, which have been published in twelve scientific journals between 1992 and 2001. This paper focuses primarily on nine ITC tools. It describes their integration, and their use in forty‐three construction applications.



El‐Ghandour, W. and Al‐Hussein, M. (2004), "Survey of information technology applications in construction", Construction Innovation, Vol. 4 No. 2, pp. 83-98.



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