Framework for effective collaborative working in construction

Shelbourn, M., Bouchlaghem, D., Anumba, C. and Carrillo, P., 2007. Framework for effective collaborative working in construction. Management, Procurement and Law: Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, 160 (4), pp. 149-157. ISSN 1751-4304

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Abstract

The potential benefits of collaborative working in construction projects have yet to be fully realised in the sector. This is in part due to the misunderstanding of the use of the information and communication technologies (ICT) and tools associated with working collaboratively. There are, however, isolated pockets of experts that have realised that in order to fully embrace the potential of collaborative working in their businesses, the role of ICT has to be closely aligned with the people that use it, and should relate to the overall goals of the business. The aim of the Planning and Implementation of Effective Collaboration in Construction (PIECC) project is to develop a decision-making framework that enables organisations to fully integrate ICT and its associated people and business issues into their projects and individual businesses. This paper reports on the development processes used to develop the framework, and its evaluation and testing within the UK construction sector. The paper presents the different processes that should be followed to develop a joint collaboration strategy, and the results and implications of using the PIECC framework to manage collaborative working.

Item Type: Journal article
Alternative Title: Proceedings of the ICE - Management, Procurement and Law
Publication Title: Management, Procurement and Law: Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers
Creators: Shelbourn, M., Bouchlaghem, D., Anumba, C. and Carrillo, P.
Publisher: Thomas Telford
Place of Publication: London
Date: 2007
Volume: 160
Number: 4
ISSN: 1751-4304
Rights: © 2007 Thomas Telford Publishing Ltd.
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 11:09
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2015 14:42
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/23557

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