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This paper considers the maturation of organisational capability, specifically in relation to construction industry organisations involved in the process of designing and constructing buildings. It discusses how the maturation of construction information technology, and its application, co-exists and cooperates with process capability maturation. The result(More)
The Unique Adequacy requirement of methods (UA) is proposed as a means of evaluating research in construction management. UA addresses the problems stemming from the significance of conscious action in constituting human organisation. These may be summarised as: first, that objectivity is a problematic concept in such studies; second, that the determination(More)
In recent years many efforts had taken place in order to develop process and IT maps within the construction sector. However, the subject of co-maturation between IT and the process has not been given enough attention. This has resulted in the development of impractical solutions because of an apparent lack of balance between the IT and process(More)
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Business process improvement and the knowledge organisation are two dominant themes in the management literature. However, over reliance on the face value of these themes can lead to unrealised expectations. This paper is a synthesis of literature with the aim of identifying the opportunities and challenges for construction organisations in the context of(More)
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At the present time some firms in the construction industry are attempting to adopt a BIM methodology of working. Each of these attempts reflects a varying BIM adoption philosophy and inevitably different BIM technologies, implementation strategies and roadmaps. These attempts are motivated to attain competitive advantages for product delivery in the market(More)
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Complexity thinking may have both modelling and metaphorical applications in the through-life management of the built environment. These two distinct approaches are examined and compared. In the first instance, some of the sources of complexity in the design, construction and maintenance of the built environment are identified. The metaphorical use of(More)
SUMMARY: Over the past decades, construction firms have been using several off-the-shelf telecommunication tools and techniques to provide the communication means necessary to their mobile personnel on the jobsite. It is obvious that two-way radio transceivers such as walkie-talkie were the de facto standard adopted within the industry at first sight and(More)