Information Communication Technology (ICT) Impact on Building Construction Management Practices in the South West of Nigeria
Rework cases on projects are attributable to conflicting, insufficient, and inappropriate information, and often given lately. The study aims at accessing the impact and challenges on projects managed with ICT and develop strategies to mitigate them. A questionnaire survey was conducted to access impact on projects managed using ICT. A total of one-hundred and fifty (150) questionnaires were used in the analysis of data obtained from respondents. Random sampling techniques were used in the selection of samples. Simple statistical tool such as the mean score was employed for the analysis of data. Top on the list of challenges faced in the use of ICT for project management practices is insufficient/erratic power supply, followed by high cost of hardware/software. The most important impact of ICT on the management of building projects is reduction in time for data processing and communication of information. It is recommended that use of ICT for project management practices will lead to increased efficiency, time saving in data processing, and achievement of targets so it should be adopted.
KeywordsConstruction industry Practice Communication management Information technology
This work is supported by the Durban University of technology. The author also gratefully acknowledges the helpful comments and suggestions of the reviewers, which have improved the presentation.
The publication of this work was supported by Durban University of Technology in South Africa.
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