Investigating the barriers of widespread adoption of IT by quantity surveyors in the construction industry in Malaysia

Binti Mohammad Jeffrey, Fatin Nazeera (2015) Investigating the barriers of widespread adoption of IT by quantity surveyors in the construction industry in Malaysia. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This dissertation study evaluates IT usage (particularly software) by quantity surveyors in Malaysia and what the barriers to widespread adoption of IT by quantity surveyors in the construction industry. Students and quantity surveyors in Malaysia attitudes are examined and their opinions counted.
    Some academic research has been done, but not much has gone in by way of research to find the root causes or underlining problems. This study is based on students who taken quantity surveying course in different universities which accredited by the Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia (BQSM) and quantity surveyors who are working in Malaysia, with a focus on how exposed they are to IT and how IT usage in Malaysia can be improved and managed.
    The investigation set out to identify the views of students and quantity surveyors. Sets of questionnaires have been distributed and completed to point out their view and opinions on this matter. Interview were undertaken with a course leader in a local University who has experience both academia and construction industry to explore the widespread use of IT in the construction industry in Malaysia and to find out the barriers of IT implementation.
    Analysis of data would appear to support the findings of the literature review in that construction industry in Malaysia is lagging behind other industries in regards of IT implementation.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2015 16:56
    Last Modified: 21 Oct 2015 16:56
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/18587

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