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Advances in Construction ICT and e-Business

    504 Pages
    by Routledge

    504 Pages
    by Routledge

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    This internationally conducted study of the latest construction industry practices addresses a broad range of Information and Communication Technology applications. Drawing on research conducted in the US and UK, this book presents the state of the art of various ebusiness processes, and examines BIM, virtual environments and mobile technologies.

    Innovation is a theme that runs throughout this book, so in addition to the direct impact of these new technical achievements, it also considers the management styles that helped them to emerge. Examples from industry are illustrated with case studies and presented alongside research from some of the best known academics in this field.

    This book is essential reading for all advanced students and researchers interested in how ICT is changing construction management and the construction industry.

    1. Introduction  2. Exploiting e-Commerce in Construction  3. Advances in Electronic Procurement for the Construction Industry  4. Drivers for Electronic Procurement and Building Information Modelling in the Construction Industry  5. Building Information Modelling and Management  6. BIM in Practise – Industry case studies  7. Manchester Central Library and Town Hall Extension Project: The BIM journey so far of a public sector client  8. Project Extranets and Developments in Project Collaboration  9. Transforming Policy Documents into Intelligent 3 Dimensional Collaboration Tools  10. Impact of Collaboration Tools and Shaping the Future of Data Exchange: A model for BIM communication waste  11. Towards the Establishment of a District Information Modelling  12. Capability Maturity Modelling of Construction e-Business Processes  13. e-Business Infrastructure and Strategic Frameworks  14. Innovation in e-Business: Issues related to adoption for micro and SME organisations  15. Application of Social Media in the Construction Industry  16. Social Media in Construction: An exploratory case study  17. Mobile Computing Applications within Construction  18. Envisioning Buildings: Advances in construction visualisations  19. The Multi Agent Paradigm in Construction e-Business and its Use in the Next Generation of Data-driven Decision Making Tools  20. Conclusions: Summary, the status quo and future trends


    Srinath Perera is Professor and Chair of Built Environment & Construction Management at the School of Computing Engineering & Mathematics, Western Sydney University, Sydney, Australia.

    Bingunath Ingirige is Professor of Project Management and Resilience at the Global Disaster Resilience Centre (GDRC), School of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, UK.

    Kirti Ruikar is a Senior Lecturer in Architectural Engineering at the School of Civil and Building Engineering, Loughborough University, UK.

    Esther Obonyo is an Associate Professor of Engineering Design and Architectural Engineering, Penn State University, USA.