Coordinating Loosely-Coupled Work in Construction Inspection Activities
Inspections represent key activities in construction projects. They allow coordinating the work of the main contractor and the subcontracted companies participating in the project. Today the inspection activities and the coordination process are done using information recorded into paper-based blueprints. As a consequence of it, coordinating the activities derived from inspection processes become expensive, slow and error-prone. This paper presents a mobile shared workspace, named COIN (Construction Inspector), which helps the participants in a construction project to overcome these limitations. COIN was particularly designed to be used on tablet PCs, but it is able to run on several computing devices. This workspace has been tested in a controlled work scenario. The preliminary results are highly positive, indicating this proposal could have an important impact on the construction management process.
Artículo de publicación ISI
This work was partially supported by Fondecyt (Chile), grants No: 11060467 and 1080352.
DOI: DOI: 10.1007/s10726-010-9203-9
Quote ItemGROUP DECISION AND NEGOTIATION Volume: 20 Issue: 1 Pages: 39-56 Published: JAN 2011