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

Efficient Support for Mobile Computing on Construction Site

A. Magdic, N. Suman
Pages 487-491 (2003 Proceedings of the 20th ISARC, Eindhoven, Holland, ISBN 978-90-6814-574-8, ISSN 2413-5844)

Today’s information exchange in managing projects are to a great extent supported by information technology. Especially mobile computing potencials can significantly improve the information exchange in construction. This paper addresses some important mobile computing potencials which can help tackle project collaboration and information dissemination problems. Special attention is given to the organizational and mobility issues of construction projects which must be considered by implementing mobile computing in construction. The final objective of the paper is to show why should be further research on mobile computing more focused on identifying the weaknesses of the present project information exchange procedures and their optimisation according to the applied IT in order to employ all of its advantages. The paper, however resides on practical experiences, which have been accurnulated through a series of experimental projects called e-site.

Keywords: construction site, mobile computing, project communication