e-Business in Construction by Chimay J. Anumba, Kirti Ruikar

By Chimay J. Anumba, Kirti Ruikar

With a couple of disparate, usually geographically disbursed, enterprises curious about the supply of building tasks, there was massive curiosity in e-business instruments in the development undefined. those instruments open up quite a number chances for the to reconsider current methods and dealing tools, so their use is more and more universal. however, there was little definitive assistance for practitioners, researchers and scholars at the significant matters in digital company from a development perspective.By bringing jointly sixteen contributions from learn and protecting idea, technological concerns, sensible implementation and felony concerns, and illustrated with a few case experiences, e-Business in building fills that hole. beginning with the theoretical facets of e-commerce and relocating directly to think about the specifics of the development context, it encompasses a mechanism for the evaluation of the e-readiness of building quarter agencies. the center a part of the ebook specializes in the position of varied applied sciences in e-business, with examples incorporated as acceptable. this is often by means of a dialogue of sensible, criminal and belief matters. the opportunity of subsequent iteration of knowledge and communique applied sciences can be addressed.With an exceptional combination of theoretical and functional elements of e-commerce in building, and good illustrated with a few commercial case reviews, e-Business in building will locate an appreciative viewers of building practitioners, researchers and scholars in any respect degrees.

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Management level staff, such as senior project managers and IT managers, from each end-user company were interviewed using semi-structured telephone interviews. In all eight end-user companies were interviewed. These include four contracting, one quantity surveying and project management firm, one architecture and interior design firm, one construction management consultancy and one materials supplier. All, except the supplier firm were large companies employing in excess of 500 employees. From the case studies it was clear that end-user companies had accrued several business benefits from using e-business applications.

E-Procurement through Web directories and search engines: Some of the principal methods of locating information on the Web are with the help of search engines, Web directories, and broadcast or ‘push’ technology (Laudon and Laudon, 2002). Search engines search documents for specified keywords and return a list of the documents where the keywords are found. The Web can be used as a tool to procure information about construction-related suppliers and their products. Several Websites provide a search tool for the user to access varied information about the construction industry.

3) Node A2: Represents a specific process of managing project architectural drawings. (4) Node A25: Proposes the method of finalizing architectural drawings. 2). e. door ordering process) using the IC. Node A253 product supplier selection process The example demonstrated here illustrates opportunities for using e-business in construction processes. The example Node A253 described is that of an innovative procurement process. Node A253 incorporates the concept of using I-components for the door ordering process.

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