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Paper w78-1999-2338:
A Survey of information technology in the Canadian construction industry

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A Survey of information technology in the Canadian construction industry

Abstract: A survey regarding the current and planned use of information technology in the Canadian architecture, engineering and construction industry has been conducted at the end of 1998. The preliminary results of this survey presented here shows the current use of information technology within the firms of the respondents. CAD software has become ubiquitous and is used in most of the drawing work. Even though most firms have adopted e-mail and the Internet, most processes are still not computerized and most documents are still exchanged in a traditional fashion. In general, the adoption of information technology has been beneficial but at a cost. The findings of the survey presented here provide directions in research, development, training, and strategies that will respond to the needs of the industry.



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Permission to reproduce these papers has been graciously provided by the Research Press of the National Research Council of Canada. The support of the editors, particularly Dr. Dana Vanier, is gratefully appreciated.


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