Chapter 14. e-Commerce in Construction: Industrial Case Study

  1. Professor Chimay J. Anumba PhD, DSc Professor Head Chartered/Professional Engineer founding Director Honorary Doctorate2 and
  2. Dr Kirti Ruikar Bachelor of Architecture, MSc, EngD (Doctor of Engineering) Lecturer architect Associate Editor3
  1. Tim C. Cole Director founder member

Published Online: 30 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444302462.ch14

e-Business in Construction

e-Business in Construction

How to Cite

Cole, T. C. (2008) e-Commerce in Construction: Industrial Case Study, in e-Business in Construction (eds C. J. Anumba and K. Ruikar), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444302462.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Architectural Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, USA

  2. 3

    Department of Civil and Building Engineering at Loughborough University, UK

Author Information

  1. Causeway Technologies, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 18 JUN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405182348

Online ISBN: 9781444302462



  • e-commerce in construction - industrial case study;
  • historic perspective;
  • e-commerce implementation - practical issues and benefits;
  • the first adopters;
  • implementation issues - case study examples;
  • specific case study examples


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Background

  • A historic perspective

  • e-Commerce implementation: Practical issues and benefits

  • The first adopters

  • Implementation issues: Case study examples

  • Specific case study examples

  • Summary

  • References