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E-Business in Construction.

Author/Creator:
Anumba, Chimay J.
Publication:
Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2008.
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1 online resource (301 pages)
Edition:
1st ed.
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Subjects:
Construction industry.
Electronic commerce.
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Electronic books.
Summary:
Chimay J. Anumba BSc, PhD, DSc, Dr.h.c., PGCE, CEng, FICE, FIStructE, FCIOB, FASCE was until recently Professor of Construction Engineering & Informatics at Loughborough University, UK. He is currently Professor of Architectural Engineering and Head of the Department of Architectural Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University, USA Kirti Ruikar BArch, MSc, EngD is a Lecturer in Architectural Engineering at Loughborough University.
Contents:
Intro
Contents
Contributors
Foreword
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
1 Introduction
1.1 Context
1.2 Structure of the book
References
2 Fundamentals of e-Business
2.1 Introduction
2.2 e-Business and e-commerce definitions
2.3 Taxonomy for e-business
2.4 The four faces of e-business
2.5 e-Business models
2.6 e-Business in construction
2.7 Summary and conclusions
References
3 e-Business: The Construction Context
3.1 Introduction
3.2 e-Business and the construction business processes
3.3 e-Business applications and end-user construction companies
3.4 Summary
References
4 Organizational Readiness for e-Business
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Methodology for e-readiness
4.3 Review of readiness assessment models
4.4 Verify end-user e-readiness using a diagnostic tool
4.5 Verdict: System architecture and operation
4.6 End-user case study
4.7 Conclusions and future work
Acknowledgements
Notes
References
5 Integrated Multi-Disciplinary e-Business Infrastructure Framework
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Integrated construction e-business infrastructure framework
5.3 The importance of e-construction infrastructure
5.4 Summary and status of e-construction challenges
5.5 Conclusions
Note
References
6 The Role of Extranets in Construction e-Business
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Defining construction collaboration technologies
6.3 Uptake of construction collaboration technologies
6.4 Benefits of construction collaboration technologies
6.5 Human aspects of collaboration
6.6 Moving beyond collaboration
6.7 Conclusions
References
7 Agent-Based Systems: The Competitive Advantage for AEC-Specific e-Business
7.1 Introduction
7.2 The current context
7.3 Understanding agent-based systems.
7.4 A roadmap of agent-based systems in e-business
7.5 APRON: An agent-based prototype system for AEC-specific e-business
7.6 APRON's conceptual design
7.7 The implemented APRON architecture
7.8 Discussion and conclusions
References
8 The Role of e-Hubs in e-Commerce
8.1 Introduction
8.2 e-Hub concept
8.3 e-Hubs' services
8.4 Engineering e-Hub
8.5 Engineering services
8.6 Problems and challenges
8.7 Conclusions
Acknowledgements
References
9 Web Services and aecXML-Based e-Business System for Construction Products Procurement
9.1 Introduction
9.2 The need for e-procurement of construction products
9.3 Existing e-business systems for construction products procurement
9.4 Limitations of existing e-business systems
9.5 The E-Union concept
9.6 Standardization of construction products information
9.7 The Web Services model of interoperable construction products catalogues
9.8 The E-Union Web Services prototypical implementation
9.9 Conclusions
References
10 Using Next Generation Web Technologies in Construction e-Business
10.1 Introduction
10.2 The construction context
10.3 The need for the Semantic Web
10.4 The Semantic Web
10.5 Evolution of the Semantic Web in the construction sector
10.6 Semantic Web-based construction e-business
10.7 Summary
References
11 Trust in e-Commerce
11.1 Introduction
11.2 Trust and trust building
11.3 Trust building in e-commerce
11.4 Conclusions
References
12 Legal Issues in Construction e-Business
12.1 Introduction
12.2 Types of legal risks in construction e-business
12.3 Contract formation, validity and errors
12.4 Jurisdiction
12.5 Privacy
12.6 Authentication, attribution and non-repudiation
12.7 Agency
12.8 Conclusions
References.
13 Knowledge Management for Improved Construction e-Business Performance
13.1 Introduction
13.2 Knowledge management in context
13.3 Exploiting opportunities in the fast-changing environment of e-business: A knowledge management perspective?
13.4 Organizational challenges in using the internet to commercialize knowledge assets
13.5 Knowledge assets employed by construction organizations in e-business initiatives
13.6 Organizational readiness to launch a knowledge-business (k-business)
13.7 Conclusions and recommendations
References
14 e-Commerce in Construction: Industrial Case Study
14.1 Introduction
14.2 Background
14.3 A historic perspective
14.4 e-Commerce implementation: Practical issues and benefits
14.5 The first adopters
14.6 Implementation issues: Case study examples
14.7 Specific case study examples
14.8 Summary
References
15 Assessment of e-Business Implementation in the US Construction Industry
15.1 Introduction
15.2 US construction industry
15.3 e-Business assessment survey findings
15.4 Conclusions
References
16 Concluding Notes
16.1 Introduction
16.2 Summary
16.3 Benefits of e-business in construction
16.4 Considerations in construction e-business implementation
16.5 Future directions
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Contributor:
Ruikar, Kirti.
Other format:
Print version: Anumba, Chimay J. E-Business in Construction
ISBN:
9781444302479
9781405182348
OCLC:
437097463