Online remote construction management trials in Queensland Department of Main Roads: a participant's perspective

Thorpe, David (2003) Online remote construction management trials in Queensland Department of Main Roads: a participant's perspective. Construction Innovation: Information, Process, Management, 3 (2). pp. 65-79. ISSN 1471-4175


This paper describes research into use of Online Remote Construction Management (ORCM) on road construction projects, from the perspective of an industry representative in the research project. The aim of ORCM is to use advanced electronic communication technologies to enhance online real-time communication between the parties to a construction project, and thus improve the project delivery process. It aims to maximize the use of time of personnel and reduce paperwork. A typical trial construction project in the Queensland Department of Main Roads, with which the author was employed at the time of writing this paper, is described. This site used a Web-based system to manage communications. Observed benefits from using ORCM and issues in implementation are discussed. While the process is promising, there needs to be additional review into the attendant risks and cultural issues, and the ways in which these matters are addressed.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author version unavailable.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2009 02:32
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2011 05:22
Uncontrolled Keywords: collaboration; construction; contract; electronic; infrastructure; project; re-engineering; roadworks
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0805 Distributed Computing > 080502 Mobile Technologies
10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100503 Computer Communications Networks
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090507 Transport Engineering
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 87 Construction > 8704 Construction Processes > 870401 Civil Construction Processes
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1108/14714170310814855

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