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Process Need Areas and Technology Adoption in Construction Site Management

Ozumba, Aghaegbuna; Ojiako, Udechukwu; Shakantu, Winston; Marshall, Alasdair; Chipulu, Max

Authors

Aghaegbuna Ozumba

Udechukwu Ojiako

Winston Shakantu

Alasdair Marshall



Abstract

The study explores the areas of process need in construction site management and technology utilisation to address those needs within the construction industry. An exploratory case study was used, with a focus on process need areas that could be impacted by technology infusion. Results highlight the impact of human limitations on management performance and poor utilisation of available relevant technology in the presence of managerial lapses. Inherent limitations of case study strategy were experienced in the form of number of cases and achieving uniformity of features. Nevertheless, the cases provided rich cross-validating data. The article provides empirical insights about the possibility of construction site management benefiting from increased exploitation of technology to address management shortcomings. The article highlights the need to understand individual projects in terms of site management process needs and opportunities in recent information and communication technology (ICT) to address such need areas, by linking potential utility in technology to lapses in the management process of construction sites. The study provides a baseline understanding of relevant concepts of ICT adoption in site management. While considerable interest exists regarding technology use in construction, studies explicitly contextualised within process need areas in site management and with management-centred view remain sparse.

Citation

Ozumba, A., Ojiako, U., Shakantu, W., Marshall, A., & Chipulu, M. (2019). Process Need Areas and Technology Adoption in Construction Site Management. Journal of Construction in Developing Countries, 24(2), 123-155. https://doi.org/10.21315/jcdc2019.24.2.6

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Oct 31, 2019
Online Publication Date Dec 31, 2019
Publication Date 2019
Deposit Date Feb 14, 2022
Publicly Available Date Jun 27, 2023
Journal Journal of Construction in Developing Countries
Print ISSN 1823-6499
Publisher Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 24
Issue 2
Pages 123-155
DOI https://doi.org/10.21315/jcdc2019.24.2.6
Keywords Construction, IT/ICT, Management, Process, Site
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2845320
Publisher URL http://web.usm.my/jcdc/vol24_2_2019/jcdc2019.24.2.6.pdf

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