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Construction Services on the Web

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The World Wide Web is an increasingly important source of information as well as a communications platform for civil engineers and other construction practitioners. The paper introduces the Web and addresses the development of construction-related Web services. Some sample Web sites supporting virtual research teams, interest groups, construction information systems and knowledge dissemination are presented. The impact of Web-based information technology on construction practice is also considered.

Keywords: Construction-related web services; Earthquake Slide Information System (EASY); European Masonry Data Bank (EMDB); Information Technology in Construction (ITcon); Integrated CAD Research Information System (ICARIS); Support Centres Network for Information Technology in Construction; TIGRA

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: November 1, 1997

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