Project Description

By Alan Redmond, Prof Alan Hore and Prof Mustafa Alshawi (2011)
In the UK construction industry the majority of waste is generated throughout the lifecycle of a building mainly due to limited accessibility of existing information. The use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) has proven instrumental in creating productivity gains within global markets, for example, through reduced transaction costs, scalability, and fast, reliable information flows, enhanced online collaboration tools and new ways to market goods and services. This paper identifies how future services such as, cloud computing and Build Information Modeling (BIM), can enable cost savings to the building industry by contributing to an increase in productivity from using open standards. COBRA Conference, RISC, 2011