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EXPLORING THE FACTORS THAT AFFECT THE EFFICIENT UTILIZATION OF IT IN CONSULTING OFFICES

Al-Rugaib, Thamer A. EXPLORING THE FACTORS THAT AFFECT THE EFFICIENT UTILIZATION OF IT IN CONSULTING OFFICES. The 6th Saudi Engineering Conference, KFUPM, Dhahran, December 2002.

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Abstract

The design and construction industry has suffered during the last decade from the low quality information produced and exchanged between design and construction professionals involved in the design processes. Research shows that the information deficiencies were found to center around data sharing between these professionals and the coordination of project information in construction documents. The development of information technology (IT) offers the potential for significant improvements in the efficiency of communication and data exchange in the production process, if effectively employed. Despite this fact, and although IT has been extensively used in the architecture design industry, the literature shows that the way this technology has been used has not improved the quality of information or facilitated the coordination and information exchange process to the ultimate potential of the technology. This study investigates the potential factors that may lead the inefficient utilization of IT in architectural consulting offices



Item Type:Article
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
Divisions:College Of Environmental Design > Architecture Dept
Creators:Al-Rugaib, Thamer A.
Email:Alrugaib@kfupm.du.sa
ID Code:1554
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Deposited On:01 Jun 2008 11:41
Last Modified:12 Apr 2011 13:11

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