The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 77 (1999) > Issues > Issue 1 > Integrating Culture and Technology
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Integrating Culture and Technology

This paper reviews the changing use of Information Technology (IT) in the construction process and the benefits that are attainable to clients and practitioners. The introduction of integrated 3-dimensional project modelling is a key enabling technology and its potential and challenges to designers and contractors are described from their contrasting viewpoints. The factors restricting its uptake in the construction sector are examined. The conclusions are that the inhibitions to its use are founded in our construction culture. Sturat Cowperthwaite, Graham Raven and Mervyn Richards

Author(s): Cowperthwaite, S;Raven, G;Richards, M

Keywords: information technology;design;modelling;using;changes;communicating;contractors