The purpose of this study was to investigate the impacts of automation technology on project deliverables from the perspectives of various stakeholders. To address the primary aim, a survey was conducted to determine correlations between quality of project deliverables and automation adoption at the phase and task levels. This study also explored the links between automation utilization and project deliverables in detail. A second survey was used to identify common characteristics associated with the project deliverable-leveraging tasks. The analyses suggest that the quality of project deliverables is significantly associated with automation usage in the front-end, design, procurement, and construction phases. In addition, degrees of automation used in executing the project deliverable-leveraging tasks may have a significant impact on the correctness and completeness of project deliverables. The results also indicate that information and data intensive, management-related, and work-procedure-related characteristics can positively influence the quality of project deliverables.
Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering 36(3), pp.402-414