Utilisation of Smart Devices in the Construction Industry: An Empirical Study in the Dominican Republic

Manuel Silverio Fernandez, Suresh Renukappa, Subashini Suresh

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Abstract

On a global scale, the construction sector is considered to have a high degree of decentralised information. In the Dominican Republic, the construction industry represents the most significant economic activity in the country. Smart devices and the Internet of Things create an opportunity to enhance the exchange of information in the construction sector. This article reports on the empirical findings of an investigation focused on the implementation of smart devices in the AEC sector. Findings address the status of digitalisation in the construction sector of the construction industry as well as main utilisations of smart devices. The findings are based on semi-structured interviews with fifteen professionals from nine construction organisations. The article concludes that smart devices increase efficiency in the construction industry of Dominican Republic by adding mobility, ubiquitous data access, and digitalisation of paperwork.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-29
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of 3-D Information Modeling (IJ3DIM)
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes

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