ITcon Vol. 15, pg. 75-85, http://www.itcon.org/2010/5

The current state of information and communication technology usage by small and medium Taiwanese construction companies

submitted:June 2009
revised:October 2009
published:January 2010
editor(s):Björk B-C
authors:Hung-Ju Chien, Assistant Professor
Minghsin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
lukechien@must.edu.tw

Stephen Barthorpe, Group Corporate Responsibility Manager
MITIE Group PLC, UK
stephen.barthorpe@mitie.co.uk
summary:Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is helping the construction industry communicate better and has the potential to change the industry beyond recognition. This paper reports on the findings obtained from a questionnaire survey conducted between April 2008 and June 2008, with contributions received from 51 organisations representing small and medium Taiwanese construction companies. The results indicate that a reasonable ICT investment is considered to be one which is less than TWD 1 million (roughly less than 0.1% of the respondents’ annual turnover). It was also revealed that the three most useful ICT applications in improving the effectiveness of construction management in the Taiwanese construction industry are; Accounting, Computer-Aided Design and Drawing (CAD) and Financial Management.
keywords:Construction Management, Information and Communication Technology, Small and Medium Company
full text: (PDF file, 1.891 MB)
citation:Chien H-J, Barthorpe S (2010). The current state of information and communication technology usage by small and medium Taiwanese construction companies, ITcon Vol. 15, pg. 75-85, http://www.itcon.org/2010/5