Alan McNamara

Alan McNamara
UNSW Sydney | UNSW · Faculty of Built Environment

PhD Candidate, CPEng (Civil & Environmental), MSc International Construction Law, BSc(Hons) Construction Engineering & Management

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Introduction
I am developing a framework for the successful implementation of intelligent automated contracts in the construction industry. My proposed PhD thesis explores the question of how best to execute intelligent contracts that bring automation to the industry at its core and supply efficiency and value that would force the industry into collaboration out of necessity rather than appeal.
Education
February 2018 - November 2021
UNSW Sydney
Field of study
  • Built Environment
January 2016 - November 2017
University of the West of England, Bristol
Field of study
  • International Construction Law
September 1997 - June 2002
University of Strathclyde
Field of study
  • Construction Engineering & Management

Publications

Publications (6)
Conference Paper
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The new wave of multi-party, alliancing and collaborative tools contracts have paved the way for the disruptive change required to finally force collaboration into the construction industry. It is widely believed that a prerequisite is the incorporation of Building Information Modelling in order to bridge the gap between the phases of the developme...
Article
Highlights • Identified the iContract technology taxonomy from a systematic literature review. • Identified nine themes of influencing factors based on forty-six relevant studies. • Presented a novel conceptual tri-dimensional model for iContract system adoption. • Developed an agenda of six research directions for iContract concept development....
Article
Purpose This paper aims to develop a novel theoretical technology acceptance model, namely, for predicting acceptance of the trending technology of intelligent contracts (iContracts) in construction, which aims to integrate the data from emerging cyber-physical systems being introduced to the sector through the industry 4.0 revolution. This model i...
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Introduction to the intelligent construction contract (iContract) concept and the barriers and challenges the technology must overcome to realise its full potential to disrupt the construction industry.
Presentation
A brief overview of what intelligent contracts can bring to the construction industry specifically targetting 4 main problems of the sector.

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I am developing a framework for the successful implementation of intelligent automated contracts in the construction industry. My proposed PhD thesis explores the question of how best to execute intelligent contracts that bring automation to the industry at its core and supply efficiency and value that would force the industry into collaboration out of necessity rather than appeal.