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Assessment of Cloud Computing Success Factors for Sustainable Construction Industry: The Case of Nigeria

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Department of Quantity Surveying, School of Environmental Technology, Federal University of Technology, Akure 340271, Nigeria
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Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Univeristi Technologi PETRONAS, Seri Iskandar 32610, Perak, Malaysia
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Department of Islamic Architecture, College of Engineering and Islamic Architecture, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah 21955, Saudi Arabia
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Buildings 2021, 11(2), 36; https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings11020036
Received: 8 December 2020 / Revised: 16 January 2021 / Accepted: 20 January 2021 / Published: 23 January 2021
Cloud Computing has become a valuable platform for sustainability in many countries. This study evaluates the cloud computing implementation and its Critical Success Factors (CSFs) towards ensuring sustainable construction projects in Nigeria. Data were collected from previous literature, supplemented by a quantitative approach via a questionnaire survey. Data were collected from 104 construction professionals while cloud computing CSFs were examined using Relative Importance Ranking (RII) and Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA). The results show that cloud computing’s awareness level is 96.2%, which means that the respondents are aware of cloud computing concept. Furthermore, the result shows that most of the respondents are adopting the concept. The analysis of the CSFs indicated that reliable data storage, performance as well as cost of accessibility and availability were the four most significant CSFs to cloud computing applications. Analysis of the CSFs through EFA generated four main components which include human satisfaction, organization, client’s acceptance, and industry-based. Consequently, this study contributed to existing body of knowledge by highlighting the cloud computing CSFs for achieving sustainable construction project. As such, the results could be a game-changer in the construction industry—not only in Nigeria but also in developing nations where construction projects are implemented through similar style and procedure. This study would be a benchmark for supporting decision-makers to improve data fragmentation, in which the use of data is paramount to the execution of construction works. Finally, the results of this study would be useful for enhancing sustainability and general management of construction projects through cloud computing implementation. View Full-Text
Keywords: cloud computing; critical success factors; sustainability; sustainable construction; exploratory factor analysis; construction management cloud computing; critical success factors; sustainability; sustainable construction; exploratory factor analysis; construction management
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Oke, A.E.; Kineber, A.F.; Albukhari, I.; Othman, I.; Kingsley, C. Assessment of Cloud Computing Success Factors for Sustainable Construction Industry: The Case of Nigeria. Buildings 2021, 11, 36. https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings11020036

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Oke AE, Kineber AF, Albukhari I, Othman I, Kingsley C. Assessment of Cloud Computing Success Factors for Sustainable Construction Industry: The Case of Nigeria. Buildings. 2021; 11(2):36. https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings11020036

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Oke, Ayodeji E.; Kineber, Ahmed F.; Albukhari, Ibraheem; Othman, Idris; Kingsley, Chukwuma. 2021. "Assessment of Cloud Computing Success Factors for Sustainable Construction Industry: The Case of Nigeria" Buildings 11, no. 2: 36. https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings11020036

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