A Realistic Vision for the Future of IT in Civil Engineering and a Plan for Achieving It

by Richard H. F. Jackson,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Towards a Vision for Information Technology in Civil Engineering


In October 2001, a group of experts from the capital projects industry met in San Antonio, Texas to begin development of a comprehensive technology research and development (R&D) agenda for the industry. The goal: to identify critical technology needs that crosscut all sectors of the industry, and to identify requirements for focused R&D to meet those challenges. The result of that workshop was a first draft of the Capital Projects Technology Roadmap, published in January 2002. The roadmap is a tool in a larger process aimed at bringing the industry together to accelerate progress in delivering technologies to pressing industry needs. In November 2002, a second team of industry experts met in Lansdowne, Virginia to review the evolving document, address emerging Homeland Security issues, and define an initial slate of focused projects to implement the recommendations defined in the roadmap.

Subject Headings: Industries | Research and development | Project management | Information Technology (IT) | Highways and roads | Engineering profession | Asset management | United States | Texas | Virginia

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