Benefits and Issues in Uptake of Smartphone Apps in New Zealand Construction Industry: What Micro and Small Business Perceive

Tong Liu, Jasper I C Mbachu, Anuradha Mathrani

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Abstract

Productivity of New Zealand construction sector is low. Prior research has suggested that smartphone could
help construction workers improve efficiency and productivity. This paper reports findings of an exploratory study with
the objective of examining the perceived benefits and issues regarding uptake of smartphone apps in small-scale New
Zealand construction sector. Results showed that they have a positive attitude towards the benefits smartphone apps
could bring. “Internet connectivity” and “Flexibility of apps” are two top issues. These findings provide a starting point
for further research aimed at improving the uptake smartphone apps to improve the productivity in construction
industry
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the NZBERS 2017
Subtitle of host publicationAdvancing collaborative built environment research and practice in New Zealand
PublisherAuckland University of Technology
Pages107-114
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 17 Oct 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event5th Annual New Zealand Built Environment Research Symposium (NZBERS) - Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 17 Oct 201718 Oct 2017
Conference number: 5th
https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/85681d_b1b348c544a740d2aab11cdda431d365.pdf (Proceedings )
http://construction.massey.ac.nz/NZBERS-2017.htm (5TH ANNUAL NZBERS 2017)

Conference

Conference5th Annual New Zealand Built Environment Research Symposium (NZBERS)
Abbreviated titleNZBERS 2017
CountryNew Zealand
CityAuckland
Period17/10/1718/10/17
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    Liu, T., Mbachu, J. I. C., & Mathrani, A. (2017). Benefits and Issues in Uptake of Smartphone Apps in New Zealand Construction Industry: What Micro and Small Business Perceive. In Proceedings of the NZBERS 2017: Advancing collaborative built environment research and practice in New Zealand (pp. 107-114). Auckland University of Technology. https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/85681d_b1b348c544a740d2aab11cdda431d365.pdf