Abstract

i-Build technology is a state-of-the-art business
integration tool, which includes all the functions of
construction management for the enterprise and its partners. i-
Build applications include electronic document management
(EDM), customer relationship management (CRM), subcontractor
management (SCM), e-Procurement and financial
management (FM) etc. The aim of this paper is to examine the
current awareness of i-Build and to identify its potential for
improving the effectiveness of construction management in the
Taiwanese construction industry. This paper reports on the
findings obtained from a questionnaire survey conducted
between November 2009 and January 2010, with contributions
received from 50 organisations representing Taiwanese main
contractors, construction companies, architects, engineering
companies and clients. The results revealed that 5% of
Taiwanese construction professionals have experience of using
i-Build. It also indicated that applications of i-Build offered
significant potential in improving the effectiveness of
construction cost management (CM), project information
management (PIM), electronic document management (EDM)
and programme management (PM).

How to Cite
CHIEN, Hung-Ju. A Survey of the Potential for I-Build Technology in Improving the Effectiveness of Construction Management in the Taiwanese Construction Industry. Global Journal of Research In Engineering, [S.l.], v. 10, n. 7, dec. 2010. ISSN 2249-4596. Available at: <https://engineeringresearch.org/index.php/GJRE/article/view/111>. Date accessed: 23 aug. 2019.