American Journal of Applied Sciences

Information and Communication Technology Innovation for Construction Site Management

Nuruddeen Usman and Ilias Said

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2012.1259.1267

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 9, Issue 8

Pages 1259-1267

Abstract

Problem statement: The industrialization of the world from whole to site as a result of technological innovation made many industries adopting Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for processing of all their activities from inception to completion, especially in the developed nations. But, the developing nations appear to make sluggish progress towards ICT adoption due to apprehensiveness that their fraudulent activities can easily be traced. Approach: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the contractor’s perception toward ICT innovation acceptance for construction site management and the effectiveness of the innovation. A 519 questionnaire survey was employed for the data collection, while SPSS version 17.0 was used for the descriptive statistic and factorial analysis of the data. Results: The findings show ICT innovation was effective for site management but there were positive and negative factors that affect the ICT innovation based on the contractors view. Conclusion: By evaluating the ICT innovation, empirical evidence has been provided for the ‘wait and see contractors’ to adopt ICT in construction site management and by making adequate provisions against the negative factors.

Copyright

© 2012 Nuruddeen Usman and Ilias Said. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.