||Multimedia project control and documentation system
||Liang Y L, Amette L S, Simon S K
||Construction experience and knowledge are omnipresent yet difficult to capture at theproject site. Many problems and innovative solutions can not be effectively documentedbecause ofthe lack of proper tools to collect and organize the as-built iformation. Inclaims or disputes, mmy issues involving site conditions cannot be thoroughly analyzedbecause ofthe lack of information. This as-built information may exist in diverse formatssuch as text (reports, daily logs), sound (meeting recordings, discussions), and video (sitewalk through, inspection records). Using multimedia technology, these diverse formats ofas-built information can be integrated with project scheduling and control systems toprovide an environment not only to control and document project information but also toelicit and study construction experience and knowledge. Such information could also bevery valuable for facility operator/maintainers in the later stage of the facility life cycle.This paper presents the design and the operatian of a multimedia project control anddocumentation system (M73LTROL) under development at the University of Illinois andConstruction Engineering and Research Laboratory (CERL). This system allows the usersto document and retrieve the as-built project information in the form of text, sound, imageand video associated with construction activities. The current version of MULTROL isdeveloped for the FC platform and runs under 'Microsoft WindowsTM operatingenvironment. This system uses graphical user-interface for all operations, creating a user-friendly environment far construction personnel. The retrieval of the as-built information is further assistedby user definable queries to support different needs of construction management.
|Year of publication:
Liang Y L, Amette L S, Simon S K (1993).
Multimedia project control and documentation system. Mathur K S, Betts M P, Tham K W (ed.); Pre-proceedings of the first international conference on the management of information technology for construction; Singapore, August 1993 (ISSN: 2706-6568),