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Adoption processes for EDM, EDI and BIM technologies in the construction industry

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dc.contributor.author Samuelson, Olle
dc.contributor.author Björk, Bo-Christer
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-03T10:12:40Z fi
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-02T09:34:49Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-03T10:12:40Z fi
dc.date.available 2011-03-02T09:34:49Z
dc.date.issued 2011-01-03
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10227/779
dc.description.abstract Three strategically important uses of IT in the construction industry are the storage and management of project documents on webservers (EDM), the electronic handling of orders and invoices between companies (EDI) and the use of 3-D models including non-geometrical attributes for integrated design and construction (BIM). In a broad longitudinal survey study of IT use in the Swedish Construction Industry the extent of use of these techniques was measured in 1998, 2000 and 2007. The results showed that EDM and EDI are currently already well-established techniques whereas BIM, although it promises the biggest potential benefits to the industry, only seems to be at the beginning of adoption. In a follow-up to the quantitative studies, the factors affecting the decisions to implement EDM, EDI and BIM as well as the actual adoption processes, were studied using semi-structured interviews with practitioners. The theoretical basis for the interview studies was informed by theoretical frameworks from IT-adoption theory, where in particular the UTAUT model has provided the main basis for the analyses presented here. The results showed that the decisions to take the above technologies into use are made on three differ- ent levels: the individual level, the organizational level in the form of a company, and the organiza- tional level in the form of a project. The different patterns in adoption can to some part be explained by where the decisions are mainly taken. EDM is driven from the organisation/project level, EDI mainly from the organisation/company level, and BIM is driven by individuals pioneering the technique. fi
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject IT fi
dc.subject innovations fi
dc.subject construction fi
dc.subject adoption fi
dc.subject implementation fi
dc.subject.other Information Systems Science fi
dc.title Adoption processes for EDM, EDI and BIM technologies in the construction industry fi
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