Cheong, Siew Hong (2004) Role of a project manager in a residential development housing development in Singapore - Analyse the use of bar code in tracking drawing during the construction of a residential development in Singapore. [USQ Project]
The complexity of client's demand together with ever increasing complexity of building
and in particular technology development has resulted in specialization of the
These demand and changes has also altered the requirement which a project manager
must possess ie experience, resources and specialist support. In order for a project
manager to meet the objectives set out ie time, cost and quality, he or she has to possess
the relevant requirements in order to manage the highly complex and demanding project.
The way and procedure in which building plans are distributed and tracked amongst
consultants and contractors is one area which needed to be improved in order to meet up
with the technological development. Bar code system was identified as one of the tool to
improve the tracking of drawing as it has been proven to be successful in improving the
asset and inventory management in construction related and non-construction related
The three objectives for the research into using bar code system to track drawing are:
1. To survey the standards drawing list.
2. To identify the type of bar code that is suitable for use in this project.
3. To prepare concept plan and carry out trial.
The methodologies used in this research are:
1. Data collection
2. Case study
3. Field visit
4. Conduct scale down trial
5. Seek specialist advice.
Researches were carried out on the three objectives and a concept plan for the bar code
system was formulated. The concept plan was implemented using free demonstration
software downloaded from the internet. Site visit and consultation with specialist in bar
code was carried out to supplement the implementation plan.
Through research and implementation of the concept, we concluded that it is possible to
keep track of drawing using bar code. This system gives valuable improvement in time,
cost and quality. If full scale implementation is carried out, the system can be fine tuned
and even improved to include distribution of drawing or plans via the internet.
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|Item Type:||USQ Project|
|Item Status:||Live Archive|
|Faculty / Department / School:||Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering|
|Date Deposited:||11 Oct 2007 00:14|
|Last Modified:||02 Jul 2013 22:30|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||project management, residential development, Singapore, barcode, bar code system, tracking of drawing|
|Fields of Research :||12 Built Environment and Design > 1202 Building > 120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning|
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