Paper Title:

The Potential of Cloud Computing Technology for Construction Collaboration

Periodical Applied Mechanics and Materials (Volumes 174 - 177)
Main Theme Advanced Building Materials and Sustainable Architecture
Chapter Chapter 4: Building Technology and Science
Edited by Yongbo Shao, Shuguang Hao, Yuping Luo, Jibo Xing and Zhiyong Liu
Pages 1931-1934
DOI 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.174-177.1931
Citation Mohamad Syazli Fathi et al., 2012, Applied Mechanics and Materials, 174-177, 1931
Online since May 2012
Authors Mohamad Syazli Fathi, Muhammad Abedi, Norshakila Rawai
Keywords Cloud Computing, Competitive Advantage, Concept, Constriction Project, Construction Collaboration Tools, Construction Industry, Context Aware Computing, Efficient Communication, Globalisation, Information System, Project Objectives
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Abstract

A major barrier to successful construction project delivery has been the fragmentation and poor relationships existing between players in the construction industry. This significant issue has exerted a negative influence on project objectives, especially those which are predetermined, such as time, specified budget and standard quality. Construction projects require intensive efforts and processes, which it is often a challenge to provide to parties within the construction industry, to access accurate information and efficient communications. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the construction collaboration tools along with concepts of context-aware computing and cloud computing. The findings in this research are based on a thorough review of the comprehensive literature on IT, computing and construction. Consequently, this study sets out to introduce and develop the concepts of potential innovative collaborative tools, such as Context-Aware Cloud Computing Information Systems (CACCIS), for facilitating the construction supply chain processes and networks by enhancing the opportunities for achieving better competitive advantages. Firstly, it is hoped that this study will lead to improved construction collaboration to enhance the competitive advantages and opportunities for the internationalisation and globalisation of the construction industry. Secondly, it presents an effective method to provide new insights into the process of integration and, most significantly, to improve the productivity, efficiency and effectiveness of the construction industry.