INFORMATION CHANGE THE WORLD

International Journal of Information Engineering and Electronic Business(IJIEEB)

ISSN: 2074-9023 (Print), ISSN: 2074-9031 (Online)

Published By: MECS Press

IJIEEB Vol.10, No.1, Jan. 2018

An Information-based Integration Framework to Support Building Construction Industry

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Author(s)

Prince Joseph Sackey

Index Terms

Component;Tacit and explicit infor-mation;sensitizing concept;information integration

Abstract

Information integration provides the basis for effective team work. The research work is aimed at for-mulating a framework of information integration to sup-port the building construction industry. A conceptual model was created based on the requirements obtained from the industry. Qualitative research and quantitative research were adopted for the study which involves ex-pert opinion, data requirements and data collection method, data analysis and sensitizing concepts. Questionnaire was developed and administered based on the information obtained from the interview. Drawing on the interviews and the questionnaires administered, a framework was developed to harness the information needed for construction projects. This paper provides members such as land surveyor, contractor, quantity surveyor, engineers, architect and project manager in a team the platform to execute their work from anywhere and anytime without delay. The major advantages of this framework are: to provide members of a building construction team to work from anywhere and at any time and to articulate their activities in a way that can help develop positive work culture. Finally, the framework will enable information system developer develop a system to support building construction work activities. 

Cite This Paper

Prince Joseph Sackey," An Information-based Integration Framework to Support Building Construction Industry", International Journal of Information Engineering and Electronic Business(IJIEEB), Vol.10, No.1, pp. 31-38, 2018. DOI: 10.5815/ijieeb.2018.01.05

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