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Korea’s Construction Business Informatization Overview

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DOI: 10.4236/ojapps.2012.24B004    1,673 Downloads   2,972 Views  


South Korea’s construction industry won orders worth USD 58 billion in 2011, and as such, it has achieved a remarkable growth. However, despite such an impressive quantitative growth, value-added quality growth has been very slow. Thus, the Ministry of Land, Transport and Marine Affairs (MLTM) is pushing ahead with the construction informatization initiative (Construction Continuous Acquisition & Life-cycle Support - CALS) in order to systematically manage a wide range of construction information by stage and to enhance the efficiency of construction costs. This study aims to review the country’s construction CALS to explore a construction development direction.

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Seo, M. and Kim, N. (2012) Korea’s Construction Business Informatization Overview. Open Journal of Applied Sciences, 2, 15-17. doi: 10.4236/ojapps.2012.24B004.


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[2] MLTM, Third Master Plan for Construction CALS, December 2007.
[3] KICT, 2010 Construction CALS Operation and Function Improvement, MLTM, March 2010.
[4] KICT, 2010 Construction CALS Standard Construction and Operation, MLTM, March 2010.

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