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Implementing mobile technology on construction sites: An ethnographic action research approach


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St-Pierre, Éric, Boton, Conrad and Lefebvre, Gabriel. 2019. « Implementing mobile technology on construction sites: An ethnographic action research approach ». In Cooperative Design, Visualization, and Engineering : 16th International Conference, CDVE 2019 : Proceedings (Mallorca, Spain, Oct. 6-9, 2019) Coll. « Lecture Notes in Computer Science », vol. 11792. pp. 142-150. Cham : Springer International Publishing.
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The increasing dissemination of the Building Information Modelling (BIM) approach must not overshadow the fact that many firms are still far from BIM, and are in fact just starting out on the road to adopting information technologies. This paper presents an ethnographic action research study conducted with an industrial partner that decided to implement information technologies on its construction sites, with a strong preference for home-made applications. The results suggest that firms lack the internal expertise to effectively conduct such development work. Thus, the passage of needs expressed by the firm towards the development of the application is particularly difficult and the pivotal role of the researcher was crucial in the success of the project. Multiple iterations and versions were necessary before achieving the expected goals.

Item Type: Conference proceeding
ISBN: 978-3-030-30949-7
Luo, Yuhua
Boton, Conrad
Lefebvre, Gabriel
Affiliation: Génie de la construction, Génie de la construction
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2019 15:13
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2022 21:41

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