A methodology for construction research program development

Changyoon Kim, Hyoungkwan Kim, Seung Heon Han, Moon Kyum Kim, Changwan Kim

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Abstract

Technology fusion is a new way of improving efficiency and effectiveness of construction technology research and development. Technology fusion indicates an interdisciplinary approach of combining different technology areas. To succeed in developing technology fusion-based construction research plans, two major approaches are adopted in this study: technology push investigation and market needs identification. Technology push investigation is to understand what types of technology are pushing the industry for improved business practices. Market needs are identified based on expert panel discussion, questionnaire-based survey, and committee reviews, in order to extract a range of technologies that are needed in the present construction industry. Through this process, 124 technology fusion-based research program candidates, which were first discovered from technology push and market demands investigation, were refined and reduced into 36 research programs. This paper presents the systematic methodology for developing the technology fusion-based research programs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAutomation and Robotics in Construction - Proceedings of the 24th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction
Pages509-513
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1
Event24th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, ISARC 2007 - Kochi, India
Duration: 2007 Sep 192007 Sep 21

Publication series

NameAutomation and Robotics in Construction - Proceedings of the 24th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction

Other

Other24th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, ISARC 2007
CountryIndia
CityKochi
Period07/9/1907/9/21

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Building and Construction

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Kim, C., Kim, H., Han, S. H., Kim, M. K., & Kim, C. (2007). A methodology for construction research program development. In Automation and Robotics in Construction - Proceedings of the 24th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (pp. 509-513). (Automation and Robotics in Construction - Proceedings of the 24th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction).