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Title: A survey of the potential for i-Build technology in improving the effectiveness of construction management in the Taiwanese construction industry

Authors: Hung-Ju Chien; Stephen Barthorpe

Addresses: Minghsin University of Science and Technology, 1 Hsin-Sing Road, Hsin-Fong 30401 Hsinchu County, Taiwan. ' MITIE Group PLC, 8 Monarch Court, The Brooms, Emersons Green, Bristol, BS16 7FH, UK

Abstract: i-Build technology is a state-of-the-art business integration tool, which includes all the functions of construction management for the enterprise and its partners. The aim of this paper is to examine the current awareness of i-Build and to identify its potential for improving the effectiveness of construction management in the Taiwanese construction industry. This paper reports on the findings obtained from a questionnaire survey conducted between November 2009 and January 2010, with contributions received from 50 organisations representing Taiwanese main contractors, construction companies, architects, engineering companies and clients. The results revealed that 5% of Taiwanese construction professionals have experience of using i-Build.

Keywords: information technology; communications technology; ICT; enterprise management; internet; i-Build technology; construction management; Taiwan; business integration; construction industry.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIEM.2012.049864

International Journal of Internet and Enterprise Management, 2012 Vol.8 No.1, pp.86 - 102

Available online: 17 Oct 2012 *

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