An e-commerce system for construction material procurement

C. W. Kong, Heng Li, P. E.D. Love

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This paper presents an e-commerce system that is being used for construction material procurement. The paper identifies the limitations relating to information retrieving, recording and sharing in the traditional material procurement process. E-commerce applications that can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the material procurement process in construction are then identified and described. Finally, the design and implementation of an e-commerce system for construction material procurement for trading construction materials in China is presented and discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-54
Number of pages12
JournalConstruction Innovation
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2001


  • Bidding system
  • e-commerce
  • Electronic catalog
  • Material procurement
  • Web

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction


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