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Study of ICT adoption for building project management in the Indian construction industry

Ahuja, Vanita, Yang, Jay, & Shankar, Ravi (2009) Study of ICT adoption for building project management in the Indian construction industry. Automation in Construction, 18(4), pp. 415-423.

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Abstract

Building project management requires effective coordination and collaboration between multiple project members. It can be achieved through real time communication flow between all. In present scenario, it can be achieved through adoption of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Construction industry primarily comprises small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Also, ICT adoption has been slow in the industry.----------

Research is required to assess the factors that affect ICT adoption at the three levels of industry, organization and people, with focus on SMEs. This paper discusses a component of the research undertaken to study these factors and issues in the context of Indian construction industry. A questionnaire survey was conducted and through quantitative data analysis the extent of adoption of formal Project Management processes, ICT adoption for these processes and factors including perception based factors affecting ICT adoption were studied. Results of data analysis includes identification of issues that require action at the three study levels.----------

The results can be generalized for other countries with due considerations, specifically for countries where the construction industry is similar to Indian construction industry in terms of working methodologies or for large countries.

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ID Code: 31873
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: ICT, Building Project Management, SMEs, Indian Construction Industry
DOI: 10.1016/j.autcon.2008.10.009
ISSN: 0926-5805
Subjects: 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
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Elsevier BV
Deposited On: 21 Apr 2010 08:40
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:59

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