Understanding the implications of digitisation and automation in the context of Industry 4.0: A triangulation approach and elements of a research agenda for the construction industry

Autor(en): Thuy Duong Oesterreich
Teuteberg, Frank 
Stichwörter: BIM; Case study research; CHALLENGES; Computer Science; Computer Science, Interdisciplinary Applications; Construction industry; Content analysis; FRAMEWORK; Industry 4.0; MANAGEMENT; PESTEL framework; Research agenda; SIMULATION; Systematic literature review; TECHNOLOGY
Erscheinungsdatum: 2016
Volumen: 83
Startseite: 121
Seitenende: 139
In recent years, Industry 4.0 has been introduced as a popular term to describe the trend towards digitisation and automation of the manufacturing environment. Despite its potential benefits in terms of improvements in productivity and quality, this concept has not gained much attention in the construction industry. This development is founded in the fact that the far-reaching implications of the increasingly digitised and automated manufacturing environment are still widely unknown. Against this backdrop, the primary objective of this paper is to explore the state of the art as well as the state of practice of Industry 4.0 relating technologies in the construction industry by pointing out the political, economic, social, technological, environmental and legal implications of its adoption. In this context, we present the results of our triangulation approach, which consists of a comprehensive systematic literature review and case study research, by illustrating a PESTEL framework and a value chain model. Additionally, we provide recommendations for further research within a research agenda. (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
ISSN: 01663615
DOI: 10.1016/j.compind.2016.09.006

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