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Paper w78-1999-2358:
The project reporter: multimedia progress reporting for construction projects

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Saad I M H

The project reporter: multimedia progress reporting for construction projects

Abstract: The A/E/C industry is the largest US industry. It forms about ten percent of the dollar value of the US GNP, with a total annual volume for new construction exceeding $500 billion. Many of these projects are plagued with delays, over-expenditures, design changes, and other unexpected conditions jeopardizing the smooth and timely completion of the project. Regular and accurate reporting on project progress offers a continuous vital diagnosis of the project status, enabling different project team-members to make proper decisions on any necessary corrective actions to safeguard the project and ensure its completion. This paper discusses a new interactive multimedia system that can be used by different project team-members to document and report progress in construction projects, as well as a tool to analyze this progress and help predict the final project outcome. The interactive multimedia approach was selected to minimize the paperwork, provide timely update, and ensure a safe and easy method for document storage and retrieval. This research aimed at developing a practical and applicable tool to serve as a model of the interaction between academia and industry in the field of construction research and practice.



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Permission to reproduce these papers has been graciously provided by the Research Press of the National Research Council of Canada. The support of the editors, particularly Dr. Dana Vanier, is gratefully appreciated.


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