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Title: RS173-1 - Technology Needs Assessment
Publication Date: 2/1/2003
Product Type: Research Summary
Status: Archived Supporting Product
Pages: 8
This publication has been archived, but is available for download for informational purposes only.

Presents a snapshot of current needs in the industry, and evaluates the potential for improvement and the impact of new technologies. Also introduces the Technology Implementation Model, a guide for those involved in the developing solutions for the technology issues in the industry.
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Abstract

The Technology Needs Assessment Research Team was initiated to take a snapshot of current industry technology needs. As a result, the team has provided a technology development and implementation model to improve the process of future technology development and implementation in the industry.

By surveying a cross-section of site supervision and management personnel, the team identified the current technology needs as those of on-site information flow and site materials management. Respondents felt there was much room for improvement in these areas and that improvements could eliminate waste and add significant value to the overall project delivery.

In addition to assessing technology needs, the team surveyed the industry to better understand the technology development and implementation processes. The team then developed a Technology Implementation Cycle model that describes a standard process for implementing new technologies in the industry. The pamphlet describing the process was developed by the team and is available at no charge from CII. It provides a roadmap for anyone interested in developing or implementing a new technology or tool. It provides insight into the issues an organization might face in implementing a new technology, thereby allowing the organization to develop better plans and budgets for the task and increasing the chances of successful development and deployment.