The impact of information technology on the role and sustainability of the construction professional

S. Miwa, J. Savicky, D. Kashiwagi, D. Parmar

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    Abstract

    The role of the construction engineer has been changing in the last few years. The construction industry is moving from the traditional design-bid-build delivery process to alternate delivery processes such as design-build, construction management at risk, and indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ). This signals a change to designers and engineers who are delivering construction as a commodity. This paper considers the delivery of construction as an outsourcing process, a supply chain process, and identifies functions and positions as the key elements in designers and engineers role in an optimized delivery process. The worldwide price pressures and the information technology will force all processes to be information based and set in an information environment. Clear identification of functions, transfer of liability, and performing only core competencies will be required. This paper analyzes the designers and engineers role in such an environment. The paper uses the information based Performance Information Procurement System (PIPS) and the case study of the State of Hawaii to test the hypothesis.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationProceedings, Annual Conference - Canadian Society for Civil Engineering
    Pages1060-1066
    Number of pages7
    Volume2003
    StatePublished - 2003
    EventCanadian Society for Civil Engineering - 31st Annual Conference: 2003 Building our Civilization - Moncton, NB, Canada
    Duration: Jun 4 2003Jun 7 2003

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    OtherCanadian Society for Civil Engineering - 31st Annual Conference: 2003 Building our Civilization
    CountryCanada
    CityMoncton, NB
    Period6/4/036/7/03

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    Information technology
    Sustainable development
    Engineers
    Outsourcing
    Construction industry
    Supply chains
    Information systems

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)

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    Miwa, S., Savicky, J., Kashiwagi, D., & Parmar, D. (2003). The impact of information technology on the role and sustainability of the construction professional. In Proceedings, Annual Conference - Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (Vol. 2003, pp. 1060-1066)

    The impact of information technology on the role and sustainability of the construction professional. / Miwa, S.; Savicky, J.; Kashiwagi, D.; Parmar, D.

    Proceedings, Annual Conference - Canadian Society for Civil Engineering. Vol. 2003 2003. p. 1060-1066.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Miwa, S, Savicky, J, Kashiwagi, D & Parmar, D 2003, The impact of information technology on the role and sustainability of the construction professional. in Proceedings, Annual Conference - Canadian Society for Civil Engineering. vol. 2003, pp. 1060-1066, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering - 31st Annual Conference: 2003 Building our Civilization, Moncton, NB, Canada, 6/4/03.
    Miwa S, Savicky J, Kashiwagi D, Parmar D. The impact of information technology on the role and sustainability of the construction professional. In Proceedings, Annual Conference - Canadian Society for Civil Engineering. Vol. 2003. 2003. p. 1060-1066
    Miwa, S. ; Savicky, J. ; Kashiwagi, D. ; Parmar, D. / The impact of information technology on the role and sustainability of the construction professional. Proceedings, Annual Conference - Canadian Society for Civil Engineering. Vol. 2003 2003. pp. 1060-1066
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