Research planning methodology for technology fusion in construction

Seung Heon Han, Hyo Jin Kim, Kyung Hwan Cho, Moon Kyum Kim, Hyoungkwan Kim, Sang Hyuk Park

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Abstract

Interdisciplinary (multidisciplinary) research has recently become the main strategy by which the current construction technology can be raised to the level of next generation. Combination of knowledge from different departments has the potential to generate new kinds of technology, which can make a breakthrough in the regular course of technology development. However, it has not yet been clear as to how an interdisciplinary research program can be effectively planned and conducted. Without an effective research planning methodology, ambitious programs with interdisciplinary features may end up in failure. To address the issue, this paper presents various research planning methodologies for "technology fusion"-based research in construction. The expression, "technology fusion," is here used to refer to the truly interdisciplinary approach of technology development. Research planning methodologies, including technology foresight and planning, are reviewed, and the criteria for selecting the methodology appropriate for a particular project are described. Finally, a case study is presented to show how the identified research planning methodology is applied in identifying an important research area in construction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 Proceedings of the 23rd International Symposium on Robotics and Automation in Construction, ISARC 2006
Pages15-18
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1
Event23rd International Symposium on Robotics and Automation in Construction, ISARC 2006 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2006 Oct 32006 Oct 5

Publication series

Name2006 Proceedings of the 23rd International Symposium on Robotics and Automation in Construction, ISARC 2006

Other

Other23rd International Symposium on Robotics and Automation in Construction, ISARC 2006
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period06/10/306/10/5

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Building and Construction

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Han, S. H., Kim, H. J., Cho, K. H., Kim, M. K., Kim, H., & Park, S. H. (2006). Research planning methodology for technology fusion in construction. In 2006 Proceedings of the 23rd International Symposium on Robotics and Automation in Construction, ISARC 2006 (pp. 15-18). (2006 Proceedings of the 23rd International Symposium on Robotics and Automation in Construction, ISARC 2006).