Chapter 6. The Role of Extranets in Construction e-Business

  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. Paul Wilkinson head leading provider major contractor

Published Online: 30 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444302462.ch6

e-Business in Construction

e-Business in Construction

How to Cite

Wilkinson, P. (2008) The Role of Extranets in Construction e-Business, in e-Business in Construction (eds C. J. Anumba and K. Ruikar), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444302462.ch6

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. Network of Construction Collaboration Technology Providers (NCCTP) and Constructing Excellence, UK

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405182348

Online ISBN: 9781444302462



  • role of extranets in construction e-business;
  • defining construction collaboration technologies;
  • uptake of construction collaboration technologies;
  • benefits of construction collaboration technologies;
  • human aspects of collaboration;
  • moving beyond collaboration


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Defining construction collaboration technologies

  • Uptake of construction collaboration technologies

  • Benefits of construction collaboration technologies

  • Human aspects of collaboration

  • Moving beyond collaboration

  • Conclusions

  • References