Blockchain Technology Adoption in Construction Projects Logistics in South Africa: Militating Factors

Kenneth Otasowie, Clinton Aigbavboa, Ayodeji Oke, Peter Adekunle, Buhle Zanele

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Abstract

Construction logistics are said to be particularly complicated since there are so many deliveries and varied routes to coordinate, all of which must be done in a safe and effective manner to ensure that materials are transported from one construction site to another in good time and with accuracy. To this end, complex logistics solutions that will help manage effectively the entire logistics processes have been advocated. Blockchain technology has been identified as this logistics solution. However, there are concerns in some quarters as regards the barriers to the adoption of this solution in the management of construction logistics. Hence, this study evaluates the militating factors against the adoption of blockchain technology in construction project logistics in South Africa (SA). A Survey design was adopted. A total number of one hundred and forty (140) questionnaires were administered to construction professionals in Guateng Province, SA, and ninety (90) were returned and found suitable for analysis. Collected data were analyzed using percentage, mean item score, standard deviation, one sample t-test, and Kruskal-Wallis. The findings reveal the militating factors to the adoption of this solution in the management of construction logistics in SA which are lack of trust, skepticism, lack of data storage capability, cost and complexity, lack of data standardization, low understanding toward blockchain technology, low support from high-level management, and low awareness to related legal issues. This finding could inform construction stakeholders in the country on the present militating factors to the adoption of this solution in the management of construction logistics and these challenges identified must encourage stakeholders to take significant steps towards addressing them such that the SA construction industry benefit from this all-important approach.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Future Technologies Conference (FTC) 2023, Volume 3
EditorsKohei Arai
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages341-354
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9783031474569
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event8th Future Technologies Conference, FTC 2023 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 2 Nov 20233 Nov 2023

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
Volume815 LNNS
ISSN (Print)2367-3370
ISSN (Electronic)2367-3389

Conference

Conference8th Future Technologies Conference, FTC 2023
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period2/11/233/11/23

Keywords

  • Blockchain
  • Construction
  • Project Logistics
  • South Africa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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