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A literature review on information coordination in construction

Biscaya, VN and Tah, HM 2007, 'A literature review on information coordination in construction' , Proceedings of the Seventh International Postgraduate Research Conference in the Built and Human Environment , pp. 192-198.

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Abstract

Currently in Portugal, procedures for gathering construction project information as well as coordinating and communicating the information amongst all the stakeholders in the process are extremely bureaucratic, confusing and awfully time-consuming. The problem has been exacerbated by the increasingly complex and large nature of construction projects with a large number of participants. There is currently a lack of a systematic approach and system that can effectively manage all information concerning construction projects to ensure a faster and more efficient and transparent process. This ultimately results in problems regarding project performance e.g. extreme delays in construction, loss of information and increasing costs. The aim of this research is to explore the viability of developing a systematic approach to the coordination of information amongst the multiple project stakeholders in the Portuguese Construction Industry. This paper presents the results of a comprehensive literature review of existing methods of classification of information and protocols for communicating information. Work being undertaken to develop a framework for structuring and representing information for proper coordination and management in the Portuguese construction industry will also be presented.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Information Coordination, Communication Protocols, Construction Project.
Themes: Built and Human Environment
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Schools > School of Arts & Media
Schools > School of the Built Environment
Schools > No Research Centre
Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre (SIRC)
Schools > School of Arts & Media > Arts, Media and Communication Research Centre
Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Built Environment Sustainability and Transformation (BEST)
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the Seventh International Postgraduate Research Conference in the Built and Human Environment
Publisher: University of Salford
Refereed: Yes
Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: SVN Biscaya
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2013 13:58
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2015 23:59
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URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/29282

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