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A Systematic Review of the Impacts of Digitalization on Project Management

  • Ailin Zerafat
  • Emmanuel Daniel
  • Louis Gyoh

This article systematically reviews digitalization’s impacts on project management in the construction industry. The article discusses the challenges the construction industry in successfully applying digitalization during the construction phase, including high costs, subpar performance, low productivity, and sustainability issues. The article then outlines the research questions and methodology used to conduct the systematic review, including selecting acceptable research questions, selecting acceptable research questions, using a qualitative approach, and the content review approach. The study analyzed 21 papers and identified the primary research themes regarding the effects of digitalization on project management. The study found that digital technologies, such as smart building technology, digital twins, reality capture, and laser scanning, have positively impacted project management by increasing efficiency, accuracy, value, and safety. The study concludes that the construction industry must embrace digitalization to address its challenges and improve project management

  • Keywords:
  • Digitalization,
  • Systematic review,
  • Project Management,
  • BIM,
  • Construction Industry,
  • Automation,
  • Innovation,
  • Construction Sector,
  • Innovation,
  • AI,
  • Remote,
  • Architect,
  • Engineering,
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Ailin Zerafat

University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Emmanuel Daniel

University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom - ORCID: 0000-0002-5675-1845

Louis Gyoh

University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom - ORCID: 0000-0002-8257-9380

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Chapter Title

A Systematic Review of the Impacts of Digitalization on Project Management

Authors

Ailin Zerafat, Emmanuel Daniel, Louis Gyoh

DOI

10.36253/979-12-215-0289-3.52

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2023

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CONVR 2023 - Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality

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Managing the Digital Transformation of Construction Industry

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Pietro Capone, Vito Getuli, Farzad Pour Rahimian, Nashwan Dawood, Alessandro Bruttini, Tommaso Sorbi

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2023

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Firenze University Press

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