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Readiness of Applying Big Data Technology for Construction Management in Thai Public Sector

Korb Srinavin 1, Wuttipong Kusonkhum 1, Boonyarit Chonpitakwong 1, Tanayut Chaitongrat 2, Narong Leungbootnak 1, and Phatsaphan Charnwasununth 3
1. Department of Civil Engineering, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand
2. Faculty of Architecture, Urban Design and Creative Arts, Mahasarakham University, Mahasarakham, Thailand
3. Department of Housing, Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

Abstract—The world is currently driven by data. With fast improving technology, the construction industry is inevitable to accept that their industry is being driven by the data. However, implementation of new technology into construction industry is difficult unlike in other industries. Thailand is attempting to improve the country with big data technology, which impacts the construction industry. The readiness of applying big data technology for Construction Management is therefore important. This research employed the qualitative approach to identify the readiness factor of applying big data technology for construction management of the Thai government. Semi-structured questionnaires and interviews were used as a research instrument. More than seven government officers are Key Informants (KIs), selected by a convenience sampling method. The KIs have been working in a field of information technology at seven different government departments. Typology and transcribed analysis was used to analyze the data. The findings revealed that the Thai government has been preparing infrastructure to support big data technology. However, the readiness factors of concern are Technological and Organizational factors, as the government has launched a new policy for the country. Government agencies have to start applying big data technology to support their work to conform to the new policy.
Index Terms—big data technology, readiness factor, Thai government

Cite: Korb Srinavin, Wuttipong Kusonkhum, Boonyarit Chonpitakwong, Tanayut Chaitongrat, Narong Leungbootnak, and Phatsaphan Charnwasununth, "Readiness of Applying Big Data Technology for Construction Management in Thai Public Sector," Journal of Advances in Information Technology, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 1-5, February 2021. doi: 10.12720/jait.12.1.1-5

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