The Role of the IT Manager in the Re-engineering of the Construction Process

Heng Li, William Young, Jay Yang

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In order to meet the increasing expectations of clients, construction organisations worldwide are continually seeking to augment their competitiveness. Recently, process re-engineering has been proved to be effective in achieving dramatic improvements in performance and competitiveness, as it calls for redesigning and reorganising traditional managerial and/or operational processes. Research efforts indicate that information technology (IT) is a powerful tool to initiate and implement process re-engineering, and, to achieve a re- engineering success, an IT manager has an important role to play. This paper identifies the role of IT manager and the necessary steps of re-engineering the traditional construction process. The relationship between construction and IT manager is analysed, and the challenges confronting the IT manager during the re-engineering exercise are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Role of the IT Manager in the Re-engineering of the Construction Process
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherInstitution of Engineers (Australia)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)0858256487
Publication statusPublished - 18 Apr 1996
EventINCIT 96 Proceedings: Bridging the Gap: International Construction Information Technology Conference - Barton, ACT; Institution of Engineers, Sydney, Australia
Duration: 18 Apr 199619 Apr 1996;isbn=0858256487;res=IELENG;subject=Technology


ConferenceINCIT 96 Proceedings: Bridging the Gap
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Building and Construction

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