||The project reporter: multimedia progress reporting for construction projects
||Saad I M H
||The A/E/C industry is the largest US industry. It forms about ten percent ofthe dollar value of the US GNP, with a total annual volume for newconstruction exceeding $500 billion. Many of these projects are plaguedwith delays, over-expenditures, design changes, and other unexpectedconditions jeopardizing the smooth and timely completion of the project.Regular and accurate reporting on project progress offers a continuous vitaldiagnosis of the project status, enabling different project team-members tomake proper decisions on any necessary corrective actions to safeguard theproject and ensure its completion. This paper discusses a new interactivemultimedia system that can be used by different project team-members todocument and report progress in construction projects, as well as a tool toanalyze this progress and help predict the final project outcome. Theinteractive multimedia approach was selected to minimize the paperwork,provide timely update, and ensure a safe and easy method for documentstorage and retrieval. This research aimed at developing a practical andapplicable tool to serve as a model of the interaction between academia andindustry in the field of construction research and practice.
|Year of publication:
Saad I M H (1999).
The project reporter: multimedia progress reporting for construction projects. Lacasse M A, Vanier D J (ed.); Information technology in construction, volume 4, ISBN 0-660-17743-9; Vancouver, May 30 - June 3, Canada (ISSN: 2706-6568),