Web-based information management system for construction projects

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)280-293
Journal / PublicationComputer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2002
Externally publishedYes


This paper presents a web-based project information management (WebPIM) system for civil engineering applications, with particular emphasis on construction project management. In the proposed system, all project information is centralized in a project database residing in the project server, instead of being distributed to many different locations. By utilizing the latest web technology, the system works as an information platform for all design and construction participants of a construction project throughout the life cycle of the project. A prototype model is designed in this paper to illustrate the application of the proposed system and the hardware and software requirements for the intended application. Discussion is given on the security and speed of data transfer, as well as an effectiveness comparison among various project management methodologies.