e-Business in Construction by Chimay J. Anumba, Kirti Ruikar
By Chimay J. Anumba, Kirti Ruikar
With a few disparate, usually geographically dispensed, businesses excited by the supply of development initiatives, there was significant curiosity in e-business instruments in the development undefined. those instruments open up various chances for the to reconsider current procedures and dealing equipment, so their use is more and more universal. however, there was little definitive assistance for practitioners, researchers and scholars at the significant matters in digital enterprise from a development perspective.By bringing jointly sixteen contributions from examine and protecting thought, technological concerns, functional implementation and criminal concerns, and illustrated with a couple of case reviews, e-Business in building fills that hole. beginning with the theoretical elements of e-commerce and relocating directly to examine the specifics of the development context, it features a mechanism for the overview of the e-readiness of development zone corporations. the center a part of the publication specializes in the function of assorted applied sciences in e-business, with examples incorporated as acceptable. this is often by means of a dialogue of sensible, felony and belief concerns. the possibility of subsequent new release of data and conversation applied sciences is usually addressed.With an excellent combination of theoretical and useful elements of e-commerce in development, and good illustrated with a few commercial case reports, e-Business in development will locate an appreciative viewers of building practitioners, researchers and scholars in any respect degrees.
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2 A representative BPR model To demonstrate the potential of using e-business in construction a representative BRR model was developed using the information channel (IC), one of the UK’s leading collaboration tools at the time (Construction Plus, 2001). This representative business process model provides an insight into how the then current working practices of the construction supply chain could be better managed using the IC. To achieve this an assessment of the IC for its functions and capability was carried out.
Zou, P. and Seo, Y. (2006) Effective applications of e-commerce technologies in construction supply chain: Current practice and future improvement. ITcon, 11(Special issue on e-commerce in construction) (K. org/2006/10). 3 e-Business: The Construction Context Kirti Ruikar, Chimay J. 1 Introduction The level of uptake of e-business in construction varies from companyto-company and depends on a range of factors such as the type of the company, its role within the construction supply chain and the level of information and communication technology (ICT) competence, amongst others.