||The impact of electronic document management on construction information management
||Bjork B C
||This paper deals with the introduction of electronic document management (EDM)technology in the construction industry, and our current research knowledge aboutthis topic. EDM has the potential to enhance the information management inconstruction projects considerably, without radical changes to current practice.Over the past fifteen years this topic has been overshadowed by building productmodelling in the construction IT research world, but at present EDM is quicklybeing introduced in practice, in particular in bigger projects. Often this is done inthe form of third party ASP services available over the World Wide Web.In the paper a typology of research questions and methods is presented, which canbe used to position the individual research efforts which are surveyed in the paper.Questions dealt with include: What features should EMD systems have? How muchare they used? Are there benefits from use and how should these be measured?What are the barriers to wide-spread adoption? Which technical questions need tobe solved? Is there scope for standardisation? How will the market for suchsystems evolve?
|Year of publication:
Bjork B C (2002).
The impact of electronic document management on construction information management. Agger K (ed.); Distributing knowledge in building; Arhus, June 12 - 14, Denmark (ISSN: 2706-6568),