Document Type

Conference Paper


Available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike 4.0 International Licence


Construction engineering

Publication Details

In: Gorse, C and Neilson, CJ (Eds) Proceedings of the 34th Annual ARCOM Conference, 3-5 September, 2018, Belfast UK, Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 250-259.


Digitisation is important to the transformation of many aspects of the construction industry such as strategic planning process in QS practices. Quantity Surveying (QS) practices largely apply digital technologies in construction project delivery, while neglecting the use of digital technologies in the strategic planning process. The aim of this paper is to investigate the role of digitisation in the strategic planning process of QS practices operating in Ireland. The study adopts a quantitative research methodology which is the first phase of an ongoing research project, by administering survey questionnaires to senior management of QS practices in Ireland. The findings of the study provide valuable insights to senior management on the role of digitisation and the application of digital technologies in the strategic planning process of QS practices. Theoretically, the paper provides a new direction for digitisation studies in construction industry by demonstrating the usefulness, influence and value creation of digitisation in specific aspects of strategic planning process in quantity surveying firms.