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Use of KROQI as a level-2 common data environment in the French construction industry


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Bedoiseau, Marin, Martin, David et Boton, Conrad. 2022. « Use of KROQI as a level-2 common data environment in the French construction industry ». Sustainability, vol. 14, nº 16.

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The implementation of a common data environment (CDE) in the construction industry appears to be crucial for organizing and managing the flow of important information within construction projects effectively. However, it is observed that the investments and the costs associated with setting up such environments are often dissuasive, particularly for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). By launching the Plan BIM 2022 in 2017, the French government aimed to combat the emerging digital divide between large and small construction companies. At the heart of this state-funded plan was the development of a CDE-like collaborative platform called KROQI. The work presented in this article proposes a three-level matrix to characterize common data environments based on computer-supported collaboration work theories. The paper demonstrates how KROQI can be characterized as a level-2 CDE solution. Based on a preliminary study, it explores the perception and satisfaction of practitioners with respect to the features proposed by KROQI. The results show that, among the large variety of features proposed, some are hardly ever used. Therefore, while KROQI appears to be an excellent industry-wide solution aimed at federating initiatives towards digital collaboration centered around BIM models, there is definitely room for improvement.

Item Type: Peer reviewed article published in a journal
Boton, Conrad
Affiliation: Génie de la construction
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2022 19:43
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2022 19:57

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