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Use and impact of information technology in the African construction industry: A preliminary survey from Benin

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Boton, Conrad. 2020. « Use and impact of information technology in the African construction industry: A preliminary survey from Benin ». In Data-Driven Modeling for Sustainable Engineering. ICEASSM 2017 (Accra, Ghana, Apr. 18-21, 2017) Coll. « Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems », vol. 72. , pp. 411-418. Springer International Publishing.
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Abstract

This paper presents the results of a preliminary survey in Benin, a West African country. The aim of the study is to estimate the use and the impact of IT in the Benin construction industry. To ensure that the results can be compared to other related surveys, this study used the “IT Barometer” questionnaire. The results show that while office and design software are widely used, Internet-based solutions for the construction industry seem less well known. In addition, very few firms have an IT strategy and the proportion of management activities with IT support remains low. The respondents seem very optimistic regarding the role of IT in their organizations but most of them think that the constant need to update and the cost of investment in IT are the main barriers to their implementation.

Item Type: Conference proceeding
Editors:
EditorsORCID
Adjallah, K.UNSPECIFIED
Birregah, B.UNSPECIFIED
Abanda, H.UNSPECIFIED
Professor:
Professor
Boton, Conrad
Affiliation: Génie de la construction
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2019 20:08
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2019 20:47
URI: https://espace2.etsmtl.ca/id/eprint/18921

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