A poll of Associated General Contractors of America members shows substantial use of online construction services.
Fifteen thousand general and specialty contractors, suppliers, service providers and owners were polled. The results are posted at www.agc.org/technology.
Of 2,503 respondents, 43% said they use the Internet; 63% use online plan distribution; 52% use online collaboration, and 18% use the Internet for payment tracking. Other Web tools, such as bidding, job site cameras and research, were cited by 16%.
Application service providers are used by 28%. Prime Contract, from the AGC's strategic partner Primavera, was named by 27%; Constructware by 21%; Meridian's ProjectTalk by 11%; customized systems by 10% and "others" by 30%.