ITcon Special Issue

Construction information technology in emerging economies

editor(s) Dr. Alfredo Serpell, Professor and Head
Department of Construction Engineering and Management, Pontificia universidad catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile
email: aserpell@ing.puc.cl

Dr. Sudhirkumar V Barai, Associate Professor
Department of Civil Engineering, Indian institute of technology Kharagpur, India
email: skbarai@civil.iitkgp.ernet.in
summary In the near future a major part of global construction will take place in what is often called emerging economies. This term covers both developing countries and nations in rapid transition to become major global industrial powers. In terms of geography Latin America, Africa, the middle East and most of Asia as well as Russia and the new and candidate members of the EU are included in this group. Nevertheless the vast majority of construction and construction IT research is carried out in a few countries in North America and Western Europe and deals primarily with problems high up on the agenda in these.

Papers in this special issue

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1Serpell A and Barai S V (2007).
Editorial on construction information technology in emerging economies,
ITcon Vol. 12, Special issue Construction information technology in emerging economies, pg. 165-166, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2007/1
2Lee C C and Egbu C O (2007).
Information technology tools for capturing and communicating learning and experiences in construction SMEs in developed and developing countires,
ITcon Vol. 12, Special issue Construction information technology in emerging economies, pg. 167-180, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2007/2
3Chan E H V and Liu C (2007).
Corporate portals as extranet support for the construction industry in Hong Kong and nearby regions of China,
ITcon Vol. 12, Special issue Construction information technology in emerging economies, pg. 181-192, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2007/3
4Scheer S, Leusin de Amorim S R, Santos E T, Ferreira R C, Caron A M (2007).
The scenario and trends in the Brazilian IT construction applications’ experience,
ITcon Vol. 12, Special issue Construction information technology in emerging economies, pg. 193-206, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2007/4
5Zhu Y and Wang Y (2007).
The organization of information standards in the Chinese construction industry,
ITcon Vol. 12, Special issue Construction information technology in emerging economies, pg. 207-219, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2007/5
6Scheer S, Mendes Jr R, Quevedo J R S, Mikaldo Jr J, Fontoura P S (2007).
The necessary background for implementing and managing building design processes using web environments,
ITcon Vol. 12, Special issue Construction information technology in emerging economies, pg. 221-230, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2007/6
7Ugwu O O and Kumaraswamy M M (2007).
Critical success factors for construction ICT projects – some empirical evidence and lessons for emerging economies,
ITcon Vol. 12, Special issue Construction information technology in emerging economies, pg. 231-249, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2007/7
8Jacoski C A and Lamberts R (2007).
The lack of interoperability in 2D design– a study in design offices in Brazil,
ITcon Vol. 12, Special issue Construction information technology in emerging economies, pg. 251-260, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2007/8
9Oladapo A A (2007).
An investigation into the use of ICT in the Nigerian construction industry,
ITcon Vol. 12, Special issue Construction information technology in emerging economies, pg. 261-277, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2007/9
10El-MashalehM S (2007).
Benchmarking information technology utilization in the construction industry in Jordan,
ITcon Vol. 12, Special issue Construction information technology in emerging economies, pg. 279-291, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2007/10