Strategic Use Of ICT By Construction Organisations – Requirements And Implementation Issues

Ahuja, Vanita, Yang, Jay, & Shankar, Ravi (2006) Strategic Use Of ICT By Construction Organisations – Requirements And Implementation Issues. In Kumar, Bimal & Swarup, P.R (Eds.) INCITE/ITCSED 2006: World IT Conference for Design and Construction, 15th -17th Nov'2006, New Delhi (INDIA).


Construction industry operates at many levels with a wide range of sizes and types of organizations. It has project-based structure, where multiple organizations collaborate for individual projects and the collaboration is essentially measured by how effective the communication channels were managed at all the stages of the construction projects. Consequently logistics of inter-organisation commu nication offers strategic scope for construction industry. ICT is increasingly being used for communication in the onstruction industry, but for effective use of ICT, construction organizations have to strategically plan and implement its use at all the levels i.e at Application level, System level and Business level. Strategy has to be business driven and should consider the processes executed in the organization. Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) constitute the majority of the construction industry and it is at this level where the greatest strategic scope exists, by virtue of the number of organizations. Strategic management and process analysis are relevant to all construction enterprises, large or small. But, it should be approached in a systematic and structured manner. The paper discusses the concept and requirement of ‘Strategic use of ICT’ by the construction organisations and highlights the importance of considering needs of SMEs to be considered. It further discusses the important aspects of planning, design and implementation of such a strategy.

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ID Code: 7032
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: ICT, Construction, Strategic use
ISBN: 8189809016
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Construction Industry Development Council (INDIA) and Glasgow Caledonian University (UK)
Deposited On: 18 Apr 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:27

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