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Digitalizing the construction site management : assessing and boosting the use of digital mobile tools for capturing data on construction on-site activities

Stefanakis, P. (2019) Digitalizing the construction site management : assessing and boosting the use of digital mobile tools for capturing data on construction on-site activities.

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Abstract:The construction industry is the biggest industry in the world, with specific and unique characteristics, which makes it stand out from the other industries. Construction projects are becoming more complex and difficult to manage, due to the interdependencies of numerous multidisciplinary stakeholders. The site management process is still dominated by paper causing severe costs, errors and waste for the construction companies, and significant time on construction sites is devoted to performing non-value-activities, increasing the waste and rates of inefficiency. Therefore, the increase of efficiency, effectiveness, productivity and project quality, as well as decreasing project cost and delivery time are the most important topics that the construction industry attempts to accomplish today. The digital construction transformation has begun to constitute a key approach to achieve these aspects and meet the requirements of a contemporary construction project. Objective The main objective of the study is to provide a sound methodology for BAM to effectively acknowledge the benefits and implementation barriers of the on-site digital technology as well as developing an implementation framework to boost the adoption of this technology in the company’s future projects”. In this study, the use of digital technology during the construction stage will be defined as the digital construction tools that are used to automate the site activities, by automatically record and share field data. Digital construction tools are defined all the BIM related tools, the mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers as well as the cloud-based applications that are used to digitally share the information extracted from the field among the project team members.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:ET: Engineering Technology
Subject:56 civil engineering
Programme:Construction Management and Engineering MSc (60337)
Link to this item:https://purl.utwente.nl/essays/77536
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