Key barriers to Industry 4.0 in construction industry

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Al Turk, Abdelhakim
Weheba, Gamal S.

Al Turk, A., Weheba, G. (2022). Key barriers to Industry 4.0 in construction industry. Journal of Management & Engineering Integration, 15(2), 26-33.


The construction industry makes significant contributions to the national GDP. The rapid increase in urban population resulted in increased demand for quality and productivity. Industry 4.0 offers an opportunity for the construction industry to grow sustainably. The term Industry 4.0 includes a range of technologies used to develop a digital value chain and enable automated manufacturing. The primary objective of this paper is to determine the status of industry 4.0 and its implementation in the construction industry. Using content analysis methods, this study analyzed 108 peer-reviewed articles published from January 2016 to December 2021, to reveal the most important key barriers to a successful implementation of Industry 4.0 technologies in the construction sector. The results shed light on some real challenges that can affect industry 4.0 applications and suggest directions for further research.

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Published in SOAR: Shocker Open Access Repository by Wichita State University Libraries Technical Services, November 2022.