Title: An innovative integrated framework towards effective collaboration environments in construction

Authors: Bilge Erdogan, Chimay J. Anumba, Dino Bouchlaghem, Yasemin Nielsen

Addresses: School of the Built Environment, Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS, UK. ' Department of Architectural Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA. ' Department of Civil and Building Engineering, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU, UK. ' Department of Civil Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara 06531, Turkey

Abstract: The research reported in this paper was aimed at exploring the introduction of IT enabled collaboration environments to construction organisations and managing the changes required to obtain full benefits. The paper firstly presents the results of a literature review on the factors affecting the success of collaboration environment implementations. Secondly, it summarises the results of case studies providing the perspectives of the construction organisations on the implementation of collaboration environments. It then presents the implementation of collaboration environments and management of organisational changes (ICEMOCHA) framework developed to enable the planning and implementation of collaboration environments on construction projects whilst carrying out the organisational changes in each organisation. The paper also provides the evaluation results of the ICEMOCHA framework.

Keywords: ICT implementation; project management; information technology; communications technology; construction industry; ICEMOCHA; collaboration environments; organisational change; technology management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.2010.032270

International Journal of Technology Management, 2010 Vol.50 No.2, pp.139 - 168

Available online: 26 Mar 2010 *

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