Net Gain in Construction
By Edward Finch
Routledge – 2000
Managers in the design and construction industry are increasingly aware of the need for interoperability - the capacity to exchange information with other organisations in a seamless manner. New technology can provide many tools to aid interoperability, but it is often unclear what short and long term commitments should be made to integrate this technology into the working environment.
Net Gain in Construction looks beyond the technology and addresses the far-reaching implications for decision-makers in the construction industry. It provides a pragmatic yet exciting view of the direction the construction industry is taking. By examining the underlying phenomena that are likely to become more permanent features of the construction landscape, the author provides a framework which enables managers to fully exploit the possibilities of Internet technology. The provision of a wide range of case studies make this book relevant to the entire industry spectrum, from the smallest architectural firm to the largest multinational construction company.
Creating a learning organisation in construction * Creating a virtual value chain * Creating visibility * Creating new services * Creating customer communities * Creating trust * Creating trade * Creating an Internet architecture * Creating an Internet system specification * Creating the future * Directory of expertise - Internet in construction.