Information Technology Training for Construction Industry
Samadhan D. Shelke1, Pankaj P. Bhangale2
1Samadhan D. Shelke, Department of Civil Engineering, SSGB College of Engineering, and Technology, Bhusawal, Jalgoan (Maharashtra), India.
2Prof. Pankaj P. Bhangale, Department of Civil Engineering, SSGB College of Engineering. and Technology, Bhusawal, Jalgoan (Maharashtra), India.
Manuscript received on 12 October 2013 | Revised Manuscript received on 20 October 2013 | Manuscript Published on 30 October 2013 | PP: 143-151 | Volume-3 Issue-5, October 2013 | Retrieval Number: E1284103513/13©BEIESP
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Abstract: Despite the construction industry’s generally positive reaction to the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in many of its functions, some of the profession’s key players reside in a digital divide and do not benefit from advances in technology. The construction workers, an atrisk population with high rates of workplace accidents, are affected by that divide because they rarely take advantage of available ICTs at work. One application of ICTs that can help construction workers is computer-based training (CBT) for occupational safety. However, the design of CBT materials for Indian languages-speaking workers needs to go beyond basic localization of existing products in English. A radical localization approach that uses participatory design sessions with construction workers and their supervisors. The construction workers reacted positively and retained knowledge from CBT materials, including videos with elements of humor and without graphic representations of accidents, modeled after the genre of a television situation comedy.
Keywords: ICTs, IT, CBT, Nets Cape, Website, Internet, Usenet.
Scope of the Article: Construction Engineering