College of Architecture and Environmental Design
Construction Management Department
BS in Construction Management
Andrew Kline, Phil Barlow
This is a qualitative research project designed to analyze the feasibility of using data analytics in the buyout process. The research methodology for the paper is presented. A series of interviews with industry professionals were conducted to gather data for this paper. These interviews targeted various fields relating to the topic, including; data analytics, information systems, and construction management. Themes that emerged in these interviews include industry application, data collection, the buyout process, similar applications, and subcontractor evaluation. Insights into how data analytics in the buyout process would affect the industry are also present in this paper. These preliminary results indicate that there are a few major obstacles that need to be overcome before data analytics in construction would become feasible to use.