Digital transformation in construction-Systematic literature review of evolving concepts


Through a systematic literature review we explore the concept of digital transformation in construction. Despite the increasing prevalence of digital technologies and their profound impact on the products and production of the built, such a systematic and longitudinal view of the evolution to the current status of digital transformation, does not exist. The paper contributes by improving our understanding of the current status of digital technologies and their impact of the built environment. The review analyses 3,091 titles and abstracts and 79 full papers. We find that 50% of the studies of the sampled literature on digital transformation were published after 2015. The paper also presents implications of digital transformation with regards to professionals, projects and organisations. Surprisingly, although most of the reviewed sampled studies examine the impact of digital transformation at a project level, the future recommendations and proposed remedies focus on organisational and ecosystem levels. Finally, future directions and suggestions for digital transformation in construction are discussed.

In Engineering Project Organization Conference (EPOC)
Dr Eleni Papadonikolaki
Dr Eleni Papadonikolaki
Associate Professor in Management of Engineering Projects

Researcher and consultant at the intersection of management and digital economy