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Paper w78-1994-4:
National collaboration for integrated construction IT

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Betts M, Brandon P

National collaboration for integrated construction IT

Abstract:The achievement of computer integrated construction has technical and organisational prerequisites. These may be best met through collaborative efforts between a combination of organisations concerned with research, development and technology transfer. This model for innovation is finding increasing support amongst groups that have a need for research such as government bodies and industry associations. It is also a model that has benefits and an increasing appeal to research providers. This paper describes how this form of innovation has been adopted in an initiative at the University of Salford in the UK. The model is being used as a basis for collaboration between government, professional institutions and trade associations, contractors, technology transfer groups and researchers. In particular, the paper focuses on the work and activities that can be undertaken by such a collaborative group and the benefits that this can bring to different parties. The paper concludes by speculating on the need for some similar forms of collaborative ventures on an international basis.

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Class:class.communication (0.087026) class.bestPractise (0.038467) class.education (0.025789)
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