Effects of emerging technologies in minimising variations in construction projects in the UK

Noruwa, Bolanle, Arewa, Andrew O. and Merschbrock, Christoph (2020) Effects of emerging technologies in minimising variations in construction projects in the UK. International Journal of Construction Management. pp. 1-8. ISSN 1562-3599

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Abstract

Globally, the construction industry is confronted by many challenges, especially iterative cost and time overrun; exacerbated by variations that occur during construction phases. Variation is one of the most controversial issues in construction contracts. Modernising the industry through emerging technologies will minimise variations, including other benefits. This study aims to examine the effects of emerging technologies in minimising the occurrence of variations in construction projects. The study used mixed methods with participants limited to those that have effectively implemented some emerging technologies in their recent construction projects. Findings reveal how the combinations of emerging technologies such as Virtual Reality (VR), drones, 3 D Laser Scanning, Building Information Modelling (BIM) and others are proving to be useful tools in preventing the occurrence of variation when implemented correctly. The study findings established some potentials of emerging technologies in the construction industry.

Item Type: Article
Identifier: 10.1080/15623599.2020.1772530
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Journal of Construction Management on 02 June 2020, available at: https://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/15623599.2020.1772530
Keywords: Construction projects, emerging technologies, variations
Subjects: Computing
Construction and engineering
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Depositing User: Bolanle Noruwa
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2022 10:17
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2022 10:13
URI: https://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/8908

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