Document Type

Conference Paper


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


Construction engineering

Publication Details

8th European Conference on Product & Process Modelling, University College Cork


There is a strong emerging trend within the Information Communication Technology (ICT) sector for replacing traditional packaged desktop applications with Web based, outsourced products and services. The drive for this innovative solution is its contribution to enabling software to be developed, delivered and consumed in discrete chunks (known as services) liberating the users from traditional computing and providing services accessible across a range of devices and appliances. The objective of this paper is to report on the progress towards defining this Web based service, commonly known as ‘Cloud computing’, for Small to Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs) in the Irish construction industry. The authors will present the results of a Construction IT Alliance (CITA) Enterprise Innovation Network (EIN) marketplace survey that combined vendor and consumer attitudes. This paper will also act as recommendation for the future development of a re-engineered software solution that will utilise the benefits of Web services in the Irish construction industry