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Title: Facilitating the link between point-of-production workers and corporate ICT systems in construction
Authors: Thorpe, Tony
Ward, Michael J.
Bowden, Sarah L.
Price, Andrew D.F.
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Conseil International du Bâtiment
Citation: THORPE, A. ... et al., 2005. Facilitating the link between point-of-production workers and corporate ICT systems in construction. IN: Proceedings of 2005 22nd international conference of the CIB-W078 Information Technology for Construction commission on Information Technology in Construction, Dresden, Germany, 19-21 July 2005.
Series/Report no.: ITC Digital Library;w78-2005-a6-1-thorpe
Abstract: Web-based project management systems (WPMS) are becoming more widespread within construction and have shown to be beneficial in improving communications and document transfer between project participants. However, the challenge of integrating point-of-production workers into such systems still remains largely unrealised. This paper describes current applications within construction that are addressing these challenges. The technologies employed vary from tablet PC's, PDA's to RFID tags. The paper examines in detail a web-based data capture and management system for piling works, utilising a site-based web server and wireless network. The system effectively allows for the expansion of existing WPMS to include construction site workers, whilst improving the management and understanding of the project in terms of quality, cost and progress. The paper also agues that improved data reliability and robustness can be achieved by integrating the point-of-production operations into corporate ICT systems.
Sponsor: The authors acknowledge the funding provided by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), DTi, Arup and Stent Foundations Limited.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/23676
Publisher Link: http://itc.scix.net/cgi-bin/works/Show?w78-2005-a6-1-thorpe
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