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Cloud computing technology for collaborative information system in construction industry

Abedi, Mohammad and Fathi, Mohamad Syazli and Rawai, Shakila (2012) Cloud computing technology for collaborative information system in construction industry. In: Proceedings of the 18th International Business Information Management Association (IBIMA). International Business Information Management Association, Istanbul, Turkey, pp. 593-602. ISBN 978-0-9821489-7-6 (Submitted)

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The fragmentation, poor integration and adversarial relationships among players in the construction industry has been one of the main barriers of the successful construction project delivery contributing to negative influence on project objectives. There are many processes, organisations and people involved within the construction industry. Enhanced collaboration with construction parties in supply chain and with the project stakeholders is significantly vital to maximise the productivity, enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness. Furthermore, construction projects require intensive efforts and processes which is often a challenge to provide the parties within the construction industry to access the accurate information and efficient communications through the reliable, competent and appropriate networks. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the construction collaboration tools along with concepts of cloud computing and context-awareness. The findings in this research are based on a thorough review of the comprehensive literature on IT, computing and construction. Consequently, this study sets out to introduce and develop the concepts of potential innovative collaborative tools, such as Context-Aware Cloud Computing Information Systems (CACCIS), for facilitating the construction supply chain processes and networks by enhancing the opportunities for achieving better competitive advantages within the construction industry. Firstly, it is hoped that this study will lead to improved construction collaboration to enhance the competitive advantages within the construction industry. Secondly, it presents the new visions of construction industry integration and most significantly collaboration in an efficient way that will ultimately improve the productivity, efficiency and the effectiveness of construction industry.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:construction industry, construction collaboration tools, cloud computing, context-awareness
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions:Razak School of Engineering and Advanced Technology
ID Code:27162
Deposited By: Mrs Liza Porijo
Deposited On:13 Aug 2012 02:57
Last Modified:20 Mar 2013 06:47

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