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Theoretical framework for ICT implementation in the Malaysian construction industry: Issues and challenges

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2 Author(s)
Mukelas, M.F.M. ; Dept. of Building, Univ. Technol. MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia ; Zawawi, E.A.

This paper presents a literature review on the issues and challenges of ICT implementation in the construction industry. The objectives of this study are identification of the current types of ICT application used in the construction industry, Analysis of ICT training programs and identification of benefits, weaknesses and challenges against ICT implementation in construction industry. The study identified 17 types of ICT application identified for use during overall construction process, for example an e-tendering system used by contractors to find opens tenders electronically. In addition, three ICT training characteristic were found: Training company support, ICT training mode preferences, and ICT competences expectation. Eventually only seven weaknesses were identified: for example some of the software is too expensive. This research also aims to understand the trends and issues in current ICT usage in the Malaysian construction industry.

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Innovation Management and Technology Research (ICIMTR), 2012 International Conference on

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21-22 May 2012