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dc.contributor.advisorO'Connor, James Thomasen
dc.creatorWon, Seungwonen
dc.date.accessioned2008-08-28T21:44:52Zen
dc.date.available2008-08-28T21:44:52Zen
dc.date.issued2002en
dc.identifierb57476238en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/1066en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractPragmatic construction professionals and the price-competition-oriented market inhibit the construction industry from investing in advanced technologies. The construction industry has taken advantage of new advanced technologies less frequently than other industries. However, owners, designers, and contractors have recently recognized that improving project performance and sustaining greater competitiveness are driving forces behind implementation of advanced technologies. At the same time, they have been questioning where and what they should implement first. An effective prioritization methodology helps the construction industry to increase the chance of successful investments in new technology development. The objective of this study is to build a theoretical model for identifying research and development (R&D) investment opportunities exist with high value potential. The gap between measures of technology supply and demand is used to determine the relative priorities of future technology development. The relative demand for technologies is hypothesized to be closely associated with particular work functions. This dissertation develops and tests a proof model to prove that work function characteristics can serve as an effective model for technology demand. To do so, a comprehensive list of work function characteristics is developed. After proving the value of the work function characteristics, this study applies the work function characteristics in determining the priorities for future technology R&D for capital facility projects.
dc.format.mediumelectronicen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.rightsCopyright is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en
dc.subject.lcshProject managementen
dc.subject.lcshConstruction industry--Planningen
dc.subject.lcshTechnologyen
dc.titleA model for work function characteristics-based prioritization of technologies for captial projectsen
dc.description.departmentCivil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineeringen
dc.identifier.oclc57192601en
dc.identifier.proqst3099518en
dc.type.genreThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentCivil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineeringen
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil Engineeringen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen


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