||National collaboration for integrated construction IT
||Betts M, Brandon P
||The achievement of computer integrated construction has technical andorganisational prerequisites. These may be best met through collaborative effortsbetween a combination of organisations concerned with research, developmentand technology transfer. This model for innovation is finding increasing supportamongst groups that have a need for research such as government bodies andindustry associations. It is also a model that has benefits and an increasingappeal to research providers.This paper describes how this form of innovation has been adopted in an initiativeat the University of Salford in the UK. The model is being used as a basis forcollaboration between government, professional institutions and tradeassociations, contractors, technology transfer groups and researchers.In particular, the paper focuses on the work and activities that can be undertakenby such a collaborative group and the benefits that this can bring to differentparties. The paper concludes by speculating on the need for some similar formsof collaborative ventures on an international basis.
|Year of publication:
Betts M, Brandon P (1994).
National collaboration for integrated construction IT. Preproceedings, CIB W78 Workshop on Computer Integrated Construction, VTT, Espoo, Finland. (ISSN: 2706-6568),