Harmonizing Construction Planning, Monitoring, and Control: An Information Integration Approach

A. S. Kazi, C. Charoenngam

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Researchers have time and time again emphasized the importance of decision making, information management and the incorporation of information technology (IT) in the operations of an organization. This emphasis holds a special importance in the construction industry as value added project delivery is basically a consequence of the degree of proper incorporation of these factors during the planning, monitoring and control of construction processes. To facilitate the incorporation of all these factors, different approaches have been identified and related proposals presented. Success has however not been easy to come by as even in today’s software and hardware dominated world, decision making, information management and usage of IT in construction operations is not truly up to the challenge. This paper presents the preliminary findings of an ongoing study on the evaluation of different project control parameters and their appropriate integration for providing an integrated decision making environment facilitated by an efficient information management strategy and through the incorporation of IT. A review of the problems instigating the study is presented and a structured methodology for research conduction highlighted. Cross-functional integration of project control functions and associated parameters is illustrated and further steps towards the development of an integrated system proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProfitable Partnering in Construction Procurement
Subtitle of host publicationCIB W92 and CIB TG 23 Joint Symposium
EditorsStephen Ogunlana
PublisherE & FN Spon
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-135-80460-2
ISBN (Print)978-0-419-24760-9
Publication statusPublished - 1999
MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book
EventCIB W92 and CIB TG23 Joint Symposium - Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: 25 Jan 199928 Jan 1999


ConferenceCIB W92 and CIB TG23 Joint Symposium
CityChiang Mai


  • Control
  • Decision making
  • Information management
  • Integration
  • Monitoring
  • Planning


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