Research Roadmap - Information Integration in Construction
Report, 2019

This Roadmap is developed for a challenging Global environment where fundamental 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 place.

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.

Team work




Integrated design




Rasmus Rempling

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering

Esra Kurul

Oxford Brookes University

Henry Oti Akponanabofa

The University of Bolton

Ibridge - Efficient industrial bridge construction by integrating structural design and construction process

Swedish Transport Administration (2013/29042), 2013-09-01 -- 2018-08-31.

SensIT - Sensor driven cloud-based strategies for infrastructure management

Swedish Transport Administration (2018/27871), 2018-07-01 -- 2020-08-31.

Thomas Concrete Group, 2018-07-01 -- 2020-08-31.

Microsoft Research, 2018-07-01 -- 2020-08-31.

NCC AB, 2018-07-01 -- 2020-08-31.

WSP Sverige, 2018-07-01 -- 2020-08-31.

A pilot - Sustainability driven building design based on Artificial Intelligence

Formas (2018-02630), 2018-12-01 -- 2019-09-30.

Collaborative Augmented Reality for increased efficiency and interactivity of infrastructure maintenance and inspection

Formas (2019-01793), 2019-12-01 -- 2020-11-30.

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Building Futures (2010-2018)

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Subject Categories

Civil Engineering

Social Sciences Interdisciplinary

Construction Management

Infrastructure Engineering

Business Administration

Information Systemes, Social aspects

Building Technologies




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