Development of automated communication of system for managing site information using internet technology

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/98138
Title:
Development of automated communication of system for managing site information using internet technology
Authors:
Dawood, N. N. (Nashwan); Akinsola, A. (Abi); Hobbs, B. E. (Brian)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside. The Environment Section, School of Science and Technology; University of Teesside. Construction Management and IT.
Citation:
Dawood, N. N., Akinsola, A. and Hobbs, B. (2002) 'Development of automated communication of system for managing site information using internet technology', Automation in Construction, 11 (5), pp.557-572.
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Automation in Construction
Issue Date:
Aug-2002
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/98138
DOI:
10.1016/S0926-5805(01)00066-8
Abstract:
The construction industry is highly fragmented compared with other manufacturing industries. The degree of this fragmentation is unparalleled in any other sector with significant impact on productivity and performance. Many research studies have developed and proposed a number of integrated process models. Unfortunately, they are unable to formalise how communication and information exchange within the construction process can be achieved, without duplication or lost in quality. A move away from the traditional sequential process to reciprocal interdependency processes no doubt place heavy demand on communication and information flow. This problem is widely acknowledged and many of the proposed IT solutions are less practicable to be attractive to practitioners in the industry. Any IT-dependent solution must start with optimisation and better uses of the readily available IT- hard- and software. This paper describes a collaborative research study being undertaken between the University of Teesside and an international contracting organisation based in the UK. The goal of the research is to develop a methodology and a system that will ease and improve communication and exchange of data and information between the construction project team. The paper reports on an IT-based tool for site document management as a first phase of the project. It provides an automated integrated environment for communication, retrieval, storage and distribution of project documents between the construction project team. The structure and development of the system are described with reports of its implementation and performance on the site.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
automated system; communication protocol; construction processes; process integration
ISSN:
0926-5805
Rights:
Author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 07/05/2010]
Citation Count:
17 [Scopus, 07/05/2010]

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDawood, N. N. (Nashwan)en
dc.contributor.authorAkinsola, A. (Abi)en
dc.contributor.authorHobbs, B. E. (Brian)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-07T09:55:43Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-07T09:55:43Z-
dc.date.issued2002-08-
dc.identifier.citationAutomation in Construction; 11(5):557-572en
dc.identifier.issn0926-5805-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/S0926-5805(01)00066-8-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/98138-
dc.description.abstractThe construction industry is highly fragmented compared with other manufacturing industries. The degree of this fragmentation is unparalleled in any other sector with significant impact on productivity and performance. Many research studies have developed and proposed a number of integrated process models. Unfortunately, they are unable to formalise how communication and information exchange within the construction process can be achieved, without duplication or lost in quality. A move away from the traditional sequential process to reciprocal interdependency processes no doubt place heavy demand on communication and information flow. This problem is widely acknowledged and many of the proposed IT solutions are less practicable to be attractive to practitioners in the industry. Any IT-dependent solution must start with optimisation and better uses of the readily available IT- hard- and software. This paper describes a collaborative research study being undertaken between the University of Teesside and an international contracting organisation based in the UK. The goal of the research is to develop a methodology and a system that will ease and improve communication and exchange of data and information between the construction project team. The paper reports on an IT-based tool for site document management as a first phase of the project. It provides an automated integrated environment for communication, retrieval, storage and distribution of project documents between the construction project team. The structure and development of the system are described with reports of its implementation and performance on the site.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.rightsAuthor can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 07/05/2010]en
dc.subjectautomated systemen
dc.subjectcommunication protocolen
dc.subjectconstruction processesen
dc.subjectprocess integrationen
dc.titleDevelopment of automated communication of system for managing site information using internet technologyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teesside. The Environment Section, School of Science and Technology; University of Teesside. Construction Management and IT.en
dc.identifier.journalAutomation in Constructionen
ref.citationcount17 [Scopus, 07/05/2010]en
or.citation.harvardDawood, N. N., Akinsola, A. and Hobbs, B. (2002) 'Development of automated communication of system for managing site information using internet technology', Automation in Construction, 11 (5), pp.557-572.-
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