Initial Findings on the State of E-Business in Bulgaria

Robert Eadie, Nikolay Stankov, Yatchko Ivanov, Srinath Perera

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This paper presents the initial findings of a survey of e-business in Bulgaria in connection with the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB). CIB Task Group TG83 was established in 2011 to gather a critical mass in the area of E-Business in construction. The initial investigation included countries such as the United Kingdom, Australia, United States, Canada, Sri Lanka and India. The commission is due to be extended from June 2016 onwards to include reports from other nations. Bulgaria is one of these nations. The survey of Bulgarian Construction Chamber Companies is ongoing and this paper presents the results of the first 37 companies to reply to the survey. Initial findings indicate that Bulgaria uses e-business less than the United Kingdom therefore has more potential for efficiencies through its adoption. Additional use of facilities management, estimating and sub-contracting software and cloud based systems has the potential to make the industry more efficient.В настоящият доклад са представени първоначалните резултати от проучването на е-бизнеса в България в изпълнение на задача на Международния съвет за научни изследвания и иновации в строителството. TG83 работна група е създадена през 2011 да се събере критична маса от данни в областта на Е-бизнес в строителството. Първоначалното изследване включва страни като Великобритания, Австралия, САЩ, Канада, Шри Ланка и Индия. Работата по задачата на Комисията бе удължена през м. юни 2016 г. за да се включат данни в доклада и от други държави. България е една от тези държави. Проучване на Българската Строителна Камара за строителните компании е в ход и настоящият доклад представя резултатите от първите 37 фирми дали отговори за изследването. Първоначалните резултати показват, че България използва e- бизнес по-малко от Обединеното кралство, следователно, има по-голям потенциал за повишаване на ефективността чрез прилагането му. Допълнително използване на фасилити мениджмънт, оценяване с договарящ софтуер и облак базирани системи имат потенциал да направят сектора по-ефективен.Note abstracts published separately
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
PublisherВестник Строител ЕАД
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-954-92866-7-0
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sep 2016
EventIX International Conference on Civil Engineering Design and Construction (Science and Practice) - Varna Bulgaria
Duration: 15 Sep 2016 → …


ConferenceIX International Conference on Civil Engineering Design and Construction (Science and Practice)
Period15/09/16 → …

Bibliographical note

This is the initial finding of a CIB TG83 Working Group Report into e-business. Although this working group is carrying out a worldwide survey this only relates to the Bulgarian Section of the report.
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  • Electronic Business in construction
  • TG83
  • Bulgaria


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