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