Impact of integrated collaborative technologies to form a collaborative culture in construction projects

Kapogiannis, Georgios and Sherratt, Fred (2018) Impact of integrated collaborative technologies to form a collaborative culture in construction projects. Built Environment Project and Asset Management, 8 (1). pp. 24-38. ISSN 2044-124X

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1108/BEPAM-07-2017-0043

Abstract

Purpose – Research has shown that the lack of forming team collaboration works as a barrier in the use of collaborative technologies such as Building Information Modelling. So, there is a need to investigate whether and how integrated collaborative technologies have an impact on team collaboration between stakeholders, including clients, in the planning, design and construction stages. The paper aims to discuss these issues. Design/methodology/approach – In order to investigate this interrelationship, researchers used a survey methodology involving gathering both quantitative and qualitative data, and used regression analysis to assess the strength of impact of integrated collaborative technologies on team collaboration. For the qualitative data researchers used content analysis. Findings – Findings show that integrated collaborative technologies impact on team collaboration by assisting the development of a collaborative culture throughout a project. This collaborative culture is deployed due to access to information by stakeholders from anywhere at any time. In this culture environment, stakeholders can share and access knowledge and awareness about the project and thus gain common ground and understanding about the project brief. In addition, integrated collaborative technologies give stakeholders the capacity to control the project process, to enhance the interaction and networking project processes as well as to pre-identify and promptly respond to project errors and uncertainties. Originality/value – The value of this paper is to contribute in the identification and impact of collaboration culture in the architecture, engineering and construction sector

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: The results of this paper are partly funded by the European Commission under contract IST-5-034245 through the project CoSpaces.
Keywords: Integration, BIM, Collaboration, Project Management, Construction management
Faculty: Faculty of Science & Technology
Depositing User: Georgios Kapogiannis
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2018 10:05
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2018 11:47
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/702753

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