A vision for construction IT 2005–2010: two case studies

MARJAN SARSHAR (School of Construction and Property Management, University of Salford, The Crescent, Salford M5 4WT, UK)
A. MURAT TANYER (School of Construction and Property Management, University of Salford, The Crescent, Salford M5 4WT, UK)
GHASSAN AOUAD (School of Construction and Property Management, University of Salford, The Crescent, Salford M5 4WT, UK)
JASON UNDERWOOD (School of Construction and Property Management, University of Salford, The Crescent, Salford M5 4WT, UK)

Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management

ISSN: 0969-9988

Publication date: 1 February 2002

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.

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SARSHAR, M., MURAT TANYER, A., AOUAD, G. and UNDERWOOD, J. (2002), "A vision for construction IT 2005–2010: two case studies", Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, Vol. 9 No. 2, pp. 152-160. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb021211

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