Publications / 2003 Proceedings of the 20th ISARC, Eindhoven, Holland

Daily Report Module for Construction Management Information System

Yan-Chyuan Shiau, Wen-Chian Wang
Pages 603-609 (2003 Proceedings of the 20th ISARC, Eindhoven, Holland, ISBN 978-90-6814-574-8, ISSN 2413-5844)

The profit of Construction Industry has been tremendously reduced for recent years in Taiwan. In order to survive in this difficult environment, “Management” becomes the key issue to achieve company’s target. We need a powerful tool that can help us to handle complicate process such as estimation, bidding, purchasing and site-management in the life-circle of a construction project. In this research, we develop a Daily Report Module for Construction Management Information System. In this module, we use Object Oriented concept to mimic project schema by dividing each item into building-floor-room hierarchy. In this system, all constructed items will be calculated and converged into money request data. This will heavily save the key-in time and prevent human mistakes from multiple-input. Through the help of this tool, we can effectively calculate the cash flow for a construction project and accurately control the amount that we can claim from owner and pay to subcontractors. It can also provide warning message to prevent overcharge or overpayment in construction operation. Through the help this system, we can integrate construction data and transport site information to the head quarter through world-wide-web immediately. This can help us to improve administrating capabilities, increase competition and make profit for construction companies.

Keywords: Cash Flow, Construction Management, Daily Report, Object Oriented, Site-Management