Lomas D W, Arics Ahkis
Construction industry education:
new approaches to utlllslng the world-wide-web
Abstract: In the past decade the phenomenal growth area has been in the area of Information Technology (IT).
This has been experienced around the world, as people come to grips with all the new means 01
communication, such as electronic mail (e-mail), World-wide-web 0 and the Internet. This
paper will present the latest computer based teaching developments from the Hong Kong
Polytechnic University. The examples will be in the field of construction, although the applications
and techniques, could be used on a wide range of other industries. The Department of Building and
Real Estate, together with other University departments (Education Development Unit and Building
Services Engineering) have carried out a number of pilot studies, using WWW for tutorial teaching,
and also computer-aided teaching for construction industly students.
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