This book explores construction digitalisation, particularly in developing countries. The book conceptualises a digitalisation capability maturity model that will enable construction organisations to self-assess and benchmark their digital capabilities in their quest for digital transformation.
Digitalisation offers a significant solution to the age-long problems of the construction industry. Research shows that when construction organisations transform from a traditional service delivery approach to a more digitalised approach, significant improvement in project delivery and better competitive advantage for these organisations will be attained. The attainment of these benefits is evident in developed countries where the digitalisation of construction activities continues apace. Unfortunately, the story is not the same for construction organisations in developing economies. While some organisations might be willing to be digitally transformed, most have no clue how to go about it. To this end, this book provides guidelines for construction organisations seeking to transform their entities digitally. Its content is a valuable read for construction company owners as it provides a model which they can use in the digitalisation of their activities. Also, regulatory bodies in the construction industry can adopt the capabilities identified in the book as essential prerequisites for their members. Furthermore, the book serves as excellent theoretical background reading for management researchers seeking to expand their knowledge on the digitalisation of the construction industry and other associated industries.
Table of Contents
Part I. Background Information 1. General Introduction Part II. Construction Digitalisation 2. Understanding the Construction Industry in Developing Countries 3. The Fourth Industrial Revolution and Digitalisation 4. Digitalisation in Construction Part III. Theoretical perspective of digitalisation capability maturity 5. Why a Capability Maturity Model? 6. Evaluation of Relevant Maturity Models 7. Dynamic Capability Theory 8. Part IV
Conceptual Perspective of Construction Digitalisation Capability Maturity 8. Conceptual Perspective of Construction Digitalisation Capability Maturity 9. Exploring the Conceptualised Digitalisation Capability Maturity Model in a Developing Country Through Expert's Opinion Part V. Conclusion 10. Conclusion
Douglas Aghimien is a Post-Doctoral Research fellow at the cidb Centre of Excellence Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Johannesburg, South Africa.
Clinton Aigbavboa is the Director of the cidb Centre of Excellence & Sustainable Human Settlement and Construction Research Centre, University of Johannesburg, South Africa.
Ayodeji Oke is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Quantity Surveying, School of Environmental Technology, Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria.
Wellington Thwala is the Chair of SARChl in Sustainable Construction Management and Leadership in the Built Environment, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Johannesburg, South Africa.