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Redefining the construction managerial landscape to facilitate Industry 4.0 implementation: scientometric mapping of research frontiers

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posted on 2023-02-14, 03:05 authored by A Ghosh, Jemal AbawajyJemal Abawajy, Morshed ChowdhuryMorshed Chowdhury
Purpose This study aims to provide an excellent overview of current research trends in the construction sector in digital advancements. It provides a roadmap to policymakers for the effective utilisation of emergent digital technologies and a need for a managerial shift for its smooth adoption. Design/methodology/approach A total of 3,046 peer-reviewed journal review articles covering Internet of Things (IoT), blockchain, building information modelling (BIM) and digital technologies within the construction sector were reviewed using scientometric mapping and weighted mind-map analysis techniques. Findings Prominent research clusters identified were: practice-factor-strategy, system, sustainability, BIM and construction worker safety. Leading countries, authors, institutions and their collaborative networks were identified with the UK, the USA, China and Australia leading this field of research. A conceptual framework for an IoT-based concrete lifecycle quality control system is provided. Originality/value The study traces the origins of the initial application of Industry 4.0 concepts in the construction field and reviews available literature from 1983 to 2021. It raises awareness of the latest developments and potential landscape realignment of the construction industry through digital technologies conceptual framework for an IoT-based concrete lifecycle quality control system is provided.

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Journal

Construction Innovation

Volume

24

Pagination

657-683

ISSN

1471-4175

eISSN

1477-0857

Language

English

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Issue

3

Publisher

EMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING LTD