India – E-tools in construction            management : dissemination of the report – minutes of            workshop held on March 06, 2014

INDIA – E-TOOLS IN CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT : DISSEMINATION OF THE REPORT – MINUTES OF WORKSHOP HELD ON MARCH 06, 2014

by IFPRI

The infrastructure sector has seen
unprecedented changes in India with exponential growth due
to changing economic landscape and development in the
country. Massive
investments are required to be made across
a range of sectors like power, ports, roads, railways,
health, education, and aviation. The complexity and scale of
these infrastructure projects has increased significantly
and a typical project now takes anywhere from six to ten
years to complete. The World Bank commissioned a study in
early 2013 on introducing and enhancing the use of
information technology (IT) based interventions and
solutions in the management of construction projects and
programs to enhance efficiency, transparency, and governance
in delivery, thereby increasing their success and impact
potential. The study concluded with a guidance note which
targets implementing agencies and project managers with
practical steps on adopting e-tools and how e-tools can
contribute to improve construction project management and
delivery. Building on the study, it is acknowledged that
implementation of e-tools in infrastructure project can be
promoted through address knowledge and information gaps. The
World Bank and Department of Economic Affairs (DEA)
organized a workshop in order to disseminate the guidance
note information among implementing agencies and to promote
use of e-tools in the management of public sector
infrastructure projects in India. In this context, the
report presents background; objective; and key messages from
the keynote addresses. 

Originally published on 03/06/2014. Please click the following URL for more info:
http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2014/03/19778039/india-e-tools-construction-management-dissemination-report-minutes-workshop-held-march-06-2014