Publications / 2017 Proceedings of the 34rd ISARC, Taipei, Taiwan

Web-Based Integrated Project Controls System

Ahmed Montaser and Ali Montaser
Pages 1061-1068 (2017 Proceedings of the 34rd ISARC, Taipei, Taiwan, ISBN 978-80-263-1371-7, ISSN 2413-5844)

The early detection of overruns in construction industry is essential for effective project management. Inefficient and wasteful project reporting systems contribute in project failure as it deprives project management team from taking immediate corrective actions. Reporting and dashboard tools allow multiple data source extraction and processing, which facilitate producing integrated web-based visualized report in near-real-time to be available for project parties. This paper presents a web-based platform that supports real estate developers through integrating cost data with visualized progress information. The platform development tool is ORACLE Business Intelligence Enterprise (BIE). A specially designed relational database was developed to store progress and cost data and to produce the visualized progress layout using mapping techniques and dashboard design. Cost data is imported from a customized cost reporting system with a distinct database. The developed platform creates a practical integration between cost reporting and and facilitates data reporting in visualized and graphical representation. The platform has been tested and applied to actual case study to demonstrate and verify its ease of use and capabilities. The case study project is a residential community composed of villas, building and supporting infrastructure works in addition to community building in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with 53,800 m2 land area and a 39,526 m2 built up area. The developed model supports project controls more thoroughly to make better business decision.

Keywords: Web-based reporting, Integrated reporting, Cost reporting, Project control and ORACLE Business Intelligence