The legal and contractual aspects of networked cooperation for the building and construction industry

Shelbourn, M. and Hassan, T., 2004. The legal and contractual aspects of networked cooperation for the building and construction industry. International Journal of Design Sciences and Technology, 11 (2), pp. 141-152. ISSN 1630-7267

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Abstract

The construction industry is a project-based business bringing together many different organisations to complete a desired goal. The strategic use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) has enabled the goal to be completed more effectively. Two issues require addressing, the technology itself and the implementation factors of the technology. Such implementation factors should consider, among other factors, the legal and contractual issues associated with the use of ICT, training requirements and its effects on the organisational culture. To date the legal and contractual issues have not been extensively covered, and it is recognised that the technologies have not been properly covered by any recognised legal and contractual practices. This in turn is threatening to inhibit the growth and prosperity of the use of the technology on construction projects. This paper discusses these legal and contractual issues and describes methods and tools that can be used to enable the growth of technology to be used in a legal and contractually valid environment.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: International Journal of Design Sciences and Technology
Creators: Shelbourn, M. and Hassan, T.
Publisher: Europia
Place of Publication: Paris
Date: 2004
Volume: 11
Number: 2
ISSN: 1630-7267
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:45
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2015 14:36
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/17795

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