ITcon Vol. 8, pg. 15-28, http://www.itcon.org/2003/2

A survey of e-business implementation in the US construction industry

submitted:December 2002
revised:March 2003
published:May 2003
editor(s):B. Bjork
authors:R. R. A. Issa,
Rinker School Of Building Construction, University Of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
email: raymond-issa@ufl.edu

I. Flood
Rinker School Of Building Construction, University Of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
email: flood@ufl.edu

G. Caglasin
Rinker School Of Building Construction, University Of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
email: Gul.caglasin@bovislendlease.com
summary:Construction is known for its conservative attitude towards adopting new technologies. Today, many contractors have Enterprise Web Sites or use Project Specific Web Sites (PSWS) to share information with other partners, customers and suppliers. Industry players have formed various industry specific marketplaces to unite the buyer with the seller in cyberspace. This study examines whether the construction industry has redefined its way of doing business based on e-Business. The study focuses on determining the level of adoption of e-Business within project management systems by general contractors. The development of business transactions such as e-Procurement, e-Marketplace, trade exchange, and business strategies such as project collaboration, project management, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and knowledge/data management are discussed, taking into consideration such issues as availability and reliability in the current business environment, with their advantages and disadvantages
keywords:e-Business, e-Marketplace, e-Procurement, Globalization, Internet
full text: (PDF file, 0.422 MB)
citation:Issa R R A, Flood I, Caglasin G (2003). A survey of e-business implementation in the US construction industry, ITcon Vol. 8, pg. 15-28, http://www.itcon.org/2003/2