Technology Readiness of Local Contractors for Internet of Things Application at Construction Sites



Chin, Kar Wen (2019) Technology Readiness of Local Contractors for Internet of Things Application at Construction Sites. Final Year Project (Bachelor), Tunku Abdul Rahman University College.

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Internet of Things (IoT) is a man-made technology conceptualised by intelligent virtual objects, which capable of knowing all things and allows the devices around themselves to interact automatically without human control. Every year, the number of IoT devices usage is exponentially increasing and estimated as much as 75.44 billion devices will be connected in IoT network. In line with the expansion of the IoT network, the construction industry should take into consideration as otherwise the construction industry will be left behind by other industries. This is because the construction industry should utilise the applications offered by IoT to ensure the smoothness of the construction industry in the project. Therefore, the first objective of this study is to identity the relevant IoT applications for local construction sites. Second, is to determine the challenges of IoT applications for local construction sites. Last but not least, the last objective of this research is to determine the technology readiness of local contractors for relevant IoT applications at construction sites. The research method used to achieve the objective is through the questionnaire method. The target population for this research is focus on the local contractors with different grades of firm size among Malaysia. The findings show that Malaysia had mature enough to adopt IoT and local contractor also can accept IoT in their construction sites. However, there are the strongest inhibitor to stop the implementation of IoT is financial challenges. Therefore, some relevant parties should make some plan, to help the contractors overcome their financial problem especially for those who willing to adopt the IoT technology in their construction sites. For example, government can offer subsidence when construction companies are willing to adopt IoT technology. The incensement of adoption of IoT in Malaysia is more pluses than minuses, it will increase the Malaysia's innovation competitiveness and help to achieve Malaysia’s Vision 2020.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Subjects: Technology > Technology (General) > Information technology. Information systems
Faculties: Faculty of Built Environment > Bachelor of Construction Management and Economics (Honours)
Depositing User: Library Staff
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2019 08:37
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2022 01:54