Research Roadmap - Information Integration in Construction
paradigms such as data generation and analysis, are shifting at a seismic rate, while change in
Construction Industries across the Globe is, in the main, confined to large-scale projects and
slow. Against this background, the authors set out to also give a ‘voice’ to small-to-medium scale
projects through which the construction output Worldwide is delivered. Hence, project
scale was one of the key considerations throughout this Roadmap.
Moreover, the authors conceptualized data integration by taking the realities of ‘doing
business’ in construction into consideration. The emergent framework facilitates the discussion
of knowledge and data integration at organisational, team, operational and technical levels
across key project phases. This approach recognizes that business is done through projects but
change can only come about if appropriate organizational structures and processes are put in
Last, but not least, the authors strived to ensure that data integration was not considered solely
from a technical perspective. Organisational, team and individual aspects of data integration
were integrated in the research framework. Through our work the individual’s willingness to
collaborate emerged as a critical driver for high levels of integration, while our survey did
identify “Reluctance to work across professional boundaries” as a major barrier to integration.
Hence, we conclude that research on integration should pay due attention to the individual.
Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering
Oxford Brookes University
Henry Oti Akponanabofa
The University of Bolton
Collaborative Augmented Reality for increased efficiency and interactivity of infrastructure maintenance and inspection
Formas, 2019-12-01 -- 2020-11-30.
Ibridge - Efficient industrial bridge construction by integrating structural design and construction process
Swedish Transport Administration, 2013-09-01 -- 2018-08-31.
A pilot - Sustainability driven building design based on Artificial Intelligence
Formas, 2018-12-01 -- 2019-09-30.
SensIT - Sensor driven cloud-based strategies for infrastructure management
WSP Sverige, 2018-07-01 -- 2020-08-31.
Microsoft Research, 2018-07-01 -- 2020-08-31.
Swedish Transport Administration, 2018-07-01 -- 2020-08-31.
NCC AB, 2018-07-01 -- 2020-08-31.
Thomas Concrete Group, 2018-07-01 -- 2020-08-31.
Areas of Advance
Information and Communication Technology
Building Futures (2010-2018)
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Information Systemes, Social aspects