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Information and Communication Technology Innovation for Construction Site Management

Nuruddeen Usman1 and Ilias Said1
  • 1 School of Housing, Building and Planning, University Sains Malaysia, 11800 USM Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

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.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 9 No. 8, 2012, 1259-1267

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2012.1259.1267

Submitted On: 16 April 2012 Published On: 28 June 2012

How to Cite: Usman, N. & Said, I. (2012). Information and Communication Technology Innovation for Construction Site Management. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 9(8), 1259-1267. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2012.1259.1267

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Keywords

  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Principal Components Analysis (PCA)
  • Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA)