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