Project performance control normally requires massive manual data collection the more detailed the required control information, the more labor intensive the data collection must be. Hence, the cost of collecting the data and generating the information is high and the quality, integrity and real-time availability are low. Our proposition, for more than a decade, has been to either automate the data collection using advanced technologies, or use existing tools (e.g. daily site report DSR) to minimize the data collection. This was done in a variety of areas: labor tracking; earthmoving operations; daily-site-report based control; change management tool; materials management and control; safety control; and company level monitoring all are briefly reported in this extended abstract.