Appraisal of stakeholders' willingness to adopt construction 4.0 technologies for construction projects

Temidayo Oluwasola Osunsanmi, Clinton Ohis Aigbavboa, Ayodeji Emmanuel Oke, Muredini Liphadzi

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Abstract

Purpose: Construction 4.0 technology has the capabilities for improving the design, management, operations and decision making of construction projects. Therefore, this study aimed at examining the willingness of construction professionals towards adopting construction 4.0 technologies. Design/methodology/approach: The study adopts a survey design, and construction professionals in South Africa are assessed using a convenience sampling technique through a structured questionnaire. The questionnaire was analysed with SPSS while statistical test like; mean score, t-test and principal component analysis was used to present the data. Findings: The findings, from the analysis, revealed that the construction professionals are willing to adopt construction 4.0 technologies for construction project. However, the possibility of fully integrating the technologies into the construction industry is low. This is because the major technologies such as; Internet of things, robotics, human-computer interaction and cyber-physical systems that encourage smart construction site are rated as not important by the construction professionals. Practical implications: It is believed that the findings emanating from this study will serve as an indicator for investors that are interested in procuring construction 4.0 technologies for the construction industry. Originality/value: This paper presents a framework for the application of construction 4.0 technologies for the construction industry. It also contributes to the development of digitalising construction industry in South Africa.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)547-565
Number of pages19
JournalBuilt Environment Project and Asset Management
Volume10
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Sept 2020

Keywords

  • Construction 4.0
  • Digitalisation
  • Industry 4.0
  • Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
  • Smart construction site

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Urban Studies

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