ITcon Vol. 14, pg. 473-488, http://www.itcon.org/2009/31

Engineering collaboration 2.0: requirements and expectations

published:August 2009
editor(s):Kazi A S, Aouad G, Baldwin A
authors:Robert Klinc, PhD Candidate, Chair of Construction Informatics
Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
rklinc@itc.fgg.uni-lj.si

Žiga Turk, Professor, Chair of Construction Informatics
Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
zturk@itc.fgg.uni-lj.si

Matevž Dolenc, Associate Professor, Chair of Construction Informatics
Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
mdolenc@itc.fgg.uni-lj.si
summary:Despite the fact that it has taken a long time for construction industry to enter the information era, information technologies significantly changed and still changes the way professionals in building and construction (BC) industry work. Consequently, construction industry is in relatively early phase of adopting web-based technology, even though the web has already moved deep into its second phase. The Internet today is not only the source of information, but also the way people do business. During the recent years, a phenomenon of Web 2.0 attracted a lot of attention not only in the Internet, but also in business community. It is considered as a next step and a major evolution of the traditional web from both technological and social perspective. This paper presents the concepts, trends and technologies which can affect the way how construction industry currently works and the key reasons why the AEC community should seriously consider the shift towards the next generation of the web. User scenario of the future is presented, most promising technologies are outlined and key predictions for the future are presented.
keywords:Enterprise 2.0, computer clouds, engineering collaboration, technology populism
full text: (PDF file, 0.574 MB)
citation:Klinc R, Turk Z, Dolenc M (2009). Engineering collaboration 2.0: requirements and expectations, ITcon Vol. 14, Special issue Next Generation Construction IT: Technology Foresight, Future Studies, Roadmapping, and Scenario Planning, pg. 473-488, http://www.itcon.org/2009/31