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Article: Blockchain Technology for Governmental Supervision of Construction Work: Learning from Digital Currency Electronic Payment Systems

TitleBlockchain Technology for Governmental Supervision of Construction Work: Learning from Digital Currency Electronic Payment Systems
Authors
KeywordsBlockchain
Central governance
Construction supervision
Digital currency electronic payment
Dual-layer blockchain network
Issue Date2021
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.pubs.asce.org/journals/co.html
Citation
Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 2021, v. 147 n. 10, article no. 02148 How to Cite?
AbstractBlockchain technology has been explored for governmental supervision of construction work (GSCW) due to its merits of traceability, immutability, and transparency. However, its decentralized nature is seemingly incompatible with GSCW, which is a type of centralized governance per se. This research aims to find a network topology with a proper level of (de)centralization and, based on this topology, to develop a blockchain-based model for GSCW. First, a literature review is conducted to identify problems in GSCW. Then, a cross-sectoral learning is performed between GSCW and digital currency electronic payment systems. Next, a design science research method is adopted to develop a dual-layer blockchain-based GSCW model integrated with an incentive mechanism. Finally, the model is illustrated in Hyperledger Fabric and its strengths and weaknesses evaluated. It was found that the model can enable an information-sharing, tamper-proof, and privacy-preserving mechanism without affecting the current status and routines of GSCW units and project teams. The model developed in our study can serve as a valuable reference for policymakers, practitioners, and researchers to develop governance policies or blockchain applications.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/302090
ISSN
2020 Impact Factor: 3.951
2020 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.967

 

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dc.contributor.authorLu, W-
dc.contributor.authorWu, L-
dc.contributor.authorZhao, R-
dc.contributor.authorLi, X-
dc.contributor.authorXue, F-
dc.date.accessioned2021-08-21T03:31:26Z-
dc.date.available2021-08-21T03:31:26Z-
dc.date.issued2021-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Construction Engineering and Management, 2021, v. 147 n. 10, article no. 02148-
dc.identifier.issn0733-9364-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/302090-
dc.description.abstractBlockchain technology has been explored for governmental supervision of construction work (GSCW) due to its merits of traceability, immutability, and transparency. However, its decentralized nature is seemingly incompatible with GSCW, which is a type of centralized governance per se. This research aims to find a network topology with a proper level of (de)centralization and, based on this topology, to develop a blockchain-based model for GSCW. First, a literature review is conducted to identify problems in GSCW. Then, a cross-sectoral learning is performed between GSCW and digital currency electronic payment systems. Next, a design science research method is adopted to develop a dual-layer blockchain-based GSCW model integrated with an incentive mechanism. Finally, the model is illustrated in Hyperledger Fabric and its strengths and weaknesses evaluated. It was found that the model can enable an information-sharing, tamper-proof, and privacy-preserving mechanism without affecting the current status and routines of GSCW units and project teams. The model developed in our study can serve as a valuable reference for policymakers, practitioners, and researchers to develop governance policies or blockchain applications.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.pubs.asce.org/journals/co.html-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Construction Engineering and Management-
dc.rightsJournal of Construction Engineering and Management. Copyright © American Society of Civil Engineers.-
dc.rightsThis material may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the American Society of Civil Engineers. This material may be found at https://ascelibrary.org/doi/10.1061/%28ASCE%29CO.1943-7862.0002148-
dc.subjectBlockchain-
dc.subjectCentral governance-
dc.subjectConstruction supervision-
dc.subjectDigital currency electronic payment-
dc.subjectDual-layer blockchain network-
dc.titleBlockchain Technology for Governmental Supervision of Construction Work: Learning from Digital Currency Electronic Payment Systems-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailLu, W: wilsonlu@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailZhao, R: ruizhao@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailLi, X: xl1991@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailXue, F: xuef@hku.hk-
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dc.identifier.authorityXue, F=rp02189-
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.doi10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0002148-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-85111853221-
dc.identifier.hkuros324466-
dc.identifier.volume147-
dc.identifier.issue10-
dc.identifier.spagearticle no. 02148-
dc.identifier.epagearticle no. 02148-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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