Smart Contracts and Construction Industry: A Systematic Literature Review

Tanrıaşıkı A., Taş E. F.

The 7th International Project and Construction Management Conference, IPCMC 2022, İstanbul, Turkey, 20 - 22 October 2022, vol.1, no.35, pp.1496-1503

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.1496-1503
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In the globalizing world with the development of technology, industries try to survive in a wide and increasing competition. Industries adopting technological developments continue developing by utilizing technologies' opportunities and producing solutions to their problems. Blockchain, one of these new technologies, has considerably influenced the whole world. It is thought that smart contracts technology, which is the product of blockchain technology, may provide new perspectives to the sectors and offer new opportunities. While the construction industry currently benefits from technologies such as Building Information Modelling (BIM), drones, and 3D printing, it has not paid much attention to the digitization of construction contracts. However, it is thought that this situation may begin to change with smart contracts. This study aims to review the topics of the studies which focus on smart contracts and construction industry and determine potential research areas related to smart contracts and construction industry. This research consists of two-stage systematic literature: bibliometric search and scientometric analysis respectively. Findings of the bibliometric search within the scope were reviewed to present a holistic map of smart contracts and construction industry interaction by using the VOSviewer tool. Keywords: bibliometric search, blockchain, construction, construction management, scientometric analysis, smart contracts, VOSviewer.