The Unidentified Value of IT in the Construction Industry

Jan Lambrecht Andresen

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    A questionnaire survey was completed in spring1999 about the evaluation of IT in the Danish construction industry. This paper presents some of the results found in the analysis of the survey. It is found that few companies have a written IT strategy and in those who have, the practicality of their IT strategy is generally low. Most IT evaluation is done before the investment is made using primarily oral guidelines and subjective arguments. CAD systems are the most evaluated. In general it is found that the IT evaluations completed by companies in the construction industry are unsophisticated compared with the methods researchers are working with.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationImplementing IT to obtain a competitive advantage in the 21st Century
    Place of PublicationHong Kong
    PublisherHong Kong Polytechnic University
    Publication date2000
    Publication statusPublished - 2000
    EventInternational Conference on Construction Information Technology - Hong Kong
    Duration: 1 Jan 2000 → …


    ConferenceInternational Conference on Construction Information Technology
    CityHong Kong
    Period01/01/2000 → …

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