Publications / 2011 Proceedings of the 28th ISARC, Seoul, Korea

Project Management Information Systems for Construction Managers (CM): Current Constituents and Future Extensions

Youngsoo Jung, Heea Kim, Mihee Joo
Pages 597-602 (2011 Proceedings of the 28th ISARC, Seoul, Korea, ISBN 978-89-954572-4-5, ISSN 2413-5844)

This paper explores future requirements of project management information systems (PMIS) for professional construction management (CM) firms. Current constituents and effectiveness of CM-PMIS were analyzed first by surveying ten CM firms in South Korea. The composition of PMIS was quantitatively investigated by two dimensions; system configuration (e.g. in-house developed, ERP/ASP, groupware, professional software) and construction business functions (e.g. design, estimating, cost, time etc.). Information requirements from the owners and contractors are compared in order to examine the CM’s role among these project participants. Current and future levels of practical utilization of CM-PMIS were also surveyed in order to evaluate the issues and needs. Findings indicate that the Korean CM firms plan to actively enhance PMIS in the areas of ‘sales’ and ‘cost control’ business functions in near future.

Keywords: Construction Manager, PMIS, ERP, Information Systems, System Configuration