A book on ‘Digital Construction Management’

This article was published on : May 9, 2019

A perfectly-timed ‘Digital Construction Management’ book written by Akhilesh Srivastava is one of the important new voices in the digital technology world today. The book brings in a rare insight into the fourth industrial revolution technologies and interestingly integrate these latest digital technologies with the construction industry to enhance much desired efficiency & productivity of the construction sector.

The book makes a good read for all those who want to understand how industry revolution 4.0 can be linked with construction industry in enhancing productivity and optimizing the costs. The relevant examples in the book bring to life the realistic view of the construction industry and open mind to infinite possibilities in the construction industry. At the same time the book lays down road-map for the modernization of the construction industry and highlight the action plan for achieving the goal. The book also interestingly investigates the macroeconomic of digitization of construction on smart cities, Digital Dispute Resolution, RERA, Digital Governance and Software-driven Asset Management.

Introduction of the book is given by the stalwarts like Prof. Rajat Moona, Director, IIT Bhilai & Former Director General of C-DAC and Dr P R Swaroop, Director General, Construction Industry Development Council. Overall, this book is a must read not only for construction professionals and technology innovators to explore the possibilities of technology infusion in construction industry but also for policy makers and technocrats seeking to leverage digital technologies in order to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of this country.

Speaking about the book, Akhilesh Srivastava, Chief General Manager (Highway Operations & IT), NHAI, said, ” In this book I tried to present in depth analysis of the digital tools, which are set to transform the construction of today and insight commentary on how these technologies are set to usher a fourth industrial revolution in the construction sector. My analysis is succinct and rooted in practical applications which can be transformative for the low efficiency and poor productivity of the construction sector. The book also investigates the macroeconomic fall out of digitisation of construction through several incisive articles on Smart cities, Digital Dispute Resolution, Digital Governance and software driven Asset Management.”

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