e-Business in Construction
August 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
By bringing together 16 contributions from research and industry covering theory, technological issues, practical implementation and legal matters, and illustrated with a number of case studies, e-Business in Construction fills that gap. Starting with the theoretical aspects of e-commerce and moving on to consider the specifics of the construction context, it includes a mechanism for the assessment of the e-readiness of construction sector organisations. The middle part of the book focuses on the role of various technologies in e-business, with examples included as appropriate. This is followed by a discussion of practical, legal and trust issues. The potential of next generation of information and communication technologies is also addressed.
With a fine blend of theoretical and practical aspects of e-commerce in construction, and well illustrated with a number of industrial case studies, e-Business in Construction will find an appreciative audience of construction practitioners, researchers and students at all levels.
Chapter 2. Fundamentals of e-Business (Dr Kirti Ruikar/Prof. Chimay Anumba – Loughborough University).
Chapter 3. e-Business: The Construction Context (Dr Kirti Ruikar/Prof. Chimay Anumba/Prof. Patricia Carrillo – Loughborough University).
Chapter 4. Organisational Readiness for e-Business (Dr Kirti Ruikar/Prof. Chimay Anumba/Prof. Patricia Carrillo – Loughborough University).
Chapter 5. Integrated Multi-Disciplinary e-Commerce Infrastructure Framework (Dr V. Kamat et al – University of Michigan).
Chapter 6. The Role of Extranets in Construction e-Business (Paul Wilkinson, BIW Technologies).
Chapter 7. Agent-based e-Commerce (Dr Esther Obonyo – University of Florida/ Prof. Chimay Anumba – Loughborough University).
Chapter 8. The Role of e-Hubs in e-Business (Dr Z. Ren – University of Glamorgan/ Prof. Chimay Anumba/ Dr Tarek Hassan – Loughborough University).
Chapter 9: Web Services and aecXML-based e-Commerce for Construction Products Procurement (Stephen Kong and Prof. Heng Li – Hong Kong Polytechnic University/Prof. Chimay Anumba – Loughborough University).
Chapter 10. Next Generation Web Technologies for e-Commerce (Dr Darshan Ruikar – Arup/ Prof. Chimay Anumba – Loughborough University/ Dr Alistair Duke – BT plc).
Chapter 11. Trust in e-Commerce (Dr Z. Ren – University of Glamorgan/ Dr Tarek Hassan – Loughborough University).
Chapter 12. Legal Issues in e-Commerce (Dr V. Kamat et al – University of Michigan).
Chapter 13. Knowledge Management for Improved e-Business Performance (Prof. Charles Egbu – Glasgow Caledonian University).
Chapter 14. e-Business in UK Construction - Industrial Case Studies (Tim Cole, Causeway Technologies).
Chapter 15. e-Business Implementation in the US Construction Industry (Prof. Raymond Issa et al – University of Florida).
Chapter 16. Summary and Concluding Notes (Dr Kirti Ruikar and Prof. Chimay Anumba – Loughborough University).
Kirti Ruikar BArch, MSc, EngD is a Lecturer in Architectural Engineering at Loughborough University.
- e-commerce a key concern currently to the construction industry
- covers the theory, the technological issues, and practical and legal matters
- features a number of case studies
- contributors from research and industry