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An e-commerce system for construction material procurement

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Abstract:

This paper presents an e-commerce system that is being used for construction material procurement. The paper identifies the limitations relating to information retrieving, recording and sharing in the traditional material procurement process. E-commerce applications that can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the material procurement process in construction are then identified and described. Finally, the design and implementation of an e-commerce system for construction material procurement for trading construction materials in China is presented and discussed.

Keywords: bidding system; e-commerce; electronic catalog; material procurement; web

Document Type: Original Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1191/147141701701571607

Affiliations: 1: Department of Building and Real Estate, Hong Kong Polytechnic University 2: School of Architecture and Building, Beakin University, Australia

Publication date: March 1, 2001

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