Big Data Applications in Construction Industry


The 7th International Project and Construction Management Conference, IPCMC 2022, İstanbul, Turkey, 20 October 2022, vol.1, no.77, pp.799-810

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.799-810
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


There is an exponential increase in the amount of data produced with the development of network and hardware technologies. The inefficient of traditional methods to process a large amount of data and extract useful insight from data has led to the development of big data technology. A wide assortment of industries including construction attempt to use big data technology to derive value and benefit from data. Big data is high-volume, high-variety and high-speed data. Construction data also indicates the characteristic of big data. It is high volume for including samples such as design and financial data and high variety for involving different formats such as dwg, dxf and rvt. As it is also high-speed on account of construction’s dynamic structure, it is convenient for implementation of big data technology. This study intends to examine big data and its applications in the context of the construction industry. This technology has a remarkable potential to invent value from data. Moreover, the construction industry can increase its productivity in data management with the implementation of big data technology. Thus, there is a requirement for important research in this area. The study will give an overview of the literature about applications of big data in the construction industry.

Keywords: applications, big data, big data analytics, construction industry, implementations.