Chapter 9. Web Services and aecXML-Based e-Business System for Construction Products Procurement

  1. Professor Chimay J. Anumba PhD, DSc Professor Head Chartered/Professional Engineer founding Director Honorary Doctorate5 and
  2. Dr Kirti Ruikar Bachelor of Architecture, MSc, EngD (Doctor of Engineering) Lecturer architect Associate Editor6
  1. Stephen C. W. Kong researcher1,
  2. Heng Li2,3,4 and
  3. Professor Chimay J. Anumba PhD, DSc Professor Head Chartered/Professional Engineer founding Director Honorary Doctorate5

Published Online: 30 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444302462.ch9

e-Business in Construction

e-Business in Construction

How to Cite

Kong, S. C. W., Li, H. and Anumba, C. J. (2009) Web Services and aecXML-Based e-Business System for Construction Products Procurement, in e-Business in Construction (eds C. J. Anumba and K. Ruikar), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444302462.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 5

    Department of Architectural Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, USA

  2. 6

    Department of Civil and Building Engineering at Loughborough University, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China

  2. 2

    University of Sydney, Australia

  3. 3

    James Cook University, Australia

  4. 4

    Monash University, Australia

  5. 5

    Department of Architectural Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, USA

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405182348

Online ISBN: 9781444302462

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Keywords:

  • Web Services and aecXML-based e-business system for construction products procurement;
  • need for e-procurement of construction products;
  • existing e-business systems for construction products procurement;
  • limitations of existing e-business systems;
  • E-Union concept;
  • standardization of construction products information;
  • Web Services model of interoperable construction products catalogues;
  • E-Union Web Services prototypical implementation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The need for e-procurement of construction products

  • Existing e-business systems for construction products procurement

  • Limitations of existing e-business systems

  • The E-Union concept

  • Standardization of construction products information

  • The Web Services model of interoperable construction products catalogues

  • The E-Union Web Services prototypical implementation

  • Conclusions

  • References