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dc.contributor.authorChowdhury, T.
dc.contributor.authorAdafin, Johnson
dc.contributor.authorWilkinson, Suzanne
dc.description.abstractThe New Zealand construction industry continues to face pressures to improve productivity and lower construction costs. With the need to build more houses and infrastructure, quicker, to high quality and on time, there is a need to upscale the use of advanced technologies. Going digital is a solution that can transform the construction industry by improving productivity measures. The objectives of this paper are to: 1 Identify the availability of transformative technologies and their potential impact on productivity improvement across the construction life cycle and, 2. To investigate the benefits and barriers to technology-uptake in New Zealand construction. This paper is a review of digital technologies that analyzes their impact on productivity across the construction life cycle. As a basis for analysis, the digital technologies are isolated into three key productivity improvement functions: (1) Ubiquitous Digital Access, (2) Whole Building Whole-of-Life (WBWOL) decision\ making, and (3) Cost Reduction Engineering. This study is a literature-based theoretical exploration, aimed at signifying digitization as a function of productivity performance in the New Zealand construction industry. From a practical perspective, clients and contractors may be convinced to invest in digital technologies, increasing or accelerating uptake and more fully realizing the benefits digital technologies could add to productivity performance, growth and long-term success. This study may provide useful information for researchers regarding the development of case studies by analyzing organizations that implement technological innovations, their successful actions/processes, barriers overcoming actions, and sources of new ideas.en_NZ
dc.rightsThis is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectconstruction life cycleen_NZ
dc.subjectWhole Building Whole-of-Life (WBWOL) decision makingen_NZ
dc.subjectcost reduction engineeringen_NZ
dc.subjectubiquitous digital accessen_NZ
dc.subjectdigital technologies (DT)en_NZ
dc.subjectconstruction industryen_NZ
dc.titleReview of digital technologies to improve productivity of New Zealand construction industryen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.rights.holder© 2019 The authorsen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planningen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationChowdhury, T., Adafin, J., & Wilkinson, S. (2019). Review of digital technologies to improve productivity of New Zealand construction industry. (ITcon), Special issue: ‘Virtual, Augmented and Mixed: New Realities in Construction’, Journal of Information Technology in Construction, 24, 569-587. doi:10.36680/j.itcon.2019.032en_NZ
unitec.publication.titleJournal of Information Technology in Constructionen_NZ

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