Publications / 2004 Proceedings of the 21st ISARC, Jeju, South Korea

CITIS as a Collaborative Virtual Organization for Construction Projects

Seung Heon Han, Kyungho Chin, Myung Jin Chae

The recent use of information technology (IT) has effectively promoted integration of fragmented information under the distributed construction environment. However, to date, many Internet based system for online project collaboration solutions do not provide standard formats in transmitting contractual documents and project-related information specifically for public projects. This paper provides a concept of virtual organization and then examines a CITIS (Contractor integrated Technical Information Service) system for the public construction projects developed in Korea from the viewpoint of virtual organization concept. The CITIS system suggested here has been applied to local branches of the Korean MOCT (Ministry of Construction and Transportation) and it is current in use. Finally, lesson learned from the field trial is provided to advance the current CITIS toward a fully integrated collaborative virtual organization.

Keywords: CITIS, virtual organization, information technology, fully integrated collaborative system, electronic collaboration, online project collaboration solutions