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Should medium-sized contractors still implement home-made information technologies on construction sites?

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Boton, Conrad, St-Pierre, Éric et Levebvre, Gabriel. 2020. « Should medium-sized contractors still implement home-made information technologies on construction sites? ». Frontiers of Engineering Management.
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Abstract

Despite the increasing dissemination of the Building Information Modeling (BIM) approach, many firms are still far from BIM and are only starting to adopt information technologies. We conducted an ethnographic action research with an industrial partner that implements information technologies on its construction sites, with a strong preference for home-made applications. Results show that the development of such applications faces difficulties and that multiple iterations and versions are necessary before achieving the expected goals because the required competencies are lacking among internal development teams. Moreover, initial needs evolve considerably throughout the application’s development and evaluation process. However, notwithstanding the difficulties encountered during the different application development phases, the industrial partner believes the decision to be worthwhile because of the desire to have internal control over the project data and the need to consider certain specificities related to business processes.

Item Type: Peer reviewed article published in a journal
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Boton, Conrad
Lefebvre, Gabriel
Affiliation: Génie de la construction, Génie de la construction
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2019 16:40
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2019 19:05
URI: https://espace2.etsmtl.ca/id/eprint/19892

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