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Managing Building Projects through Enhanced Communication - An ICT Based Strategy for Small and Medium Enterprises

Yang, Jun, Ahuja, Vanita, & Shankar, Ravi (2007) Managing Building Projects through Enhanced Communication - An ICT Based Strategy for Small and Medium Enterprises. In Milford, R. (Ed.) CIB World Building Congress 2007 'Construction for Development', 14-17 May 2007, Cape Town, South Africa.

Abstract

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) enhanced communication strategy can help building project managers in the successful delivery of their projects, particular for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME). This paper introduces a research that explores the technical, managerialand social issues of SMEs in order to formulate such a strategy. A questionnaire survey of SMEs in the Indian construction industry helped identify the present status of project management processes and associated ICT tools and technologies among three major SME sectors. Interpretive structural modeling (ISM) technique has been applied for developing a structural equation model that considers and evaluates causal relationship between factors effecting use of ICT. A framework is being developed for ICT enhanced communication protocols with the potential for industry, organisation and project level adoption during the management of building projects by SMEs.

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ID Code: 15565
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: communication, building, project management, ICT, supply chain
ISBN: 1920017046
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Decision Support and Group Support Systems (080605)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Building Construction Management and Project Planning (120201)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 11 Nov 2008
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:41

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