An Integrated Acquisition, Storage and Retrieval Multimedia System for Constructibility Lessons Learned

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by Jorge A. Vanegas, Purdue Univ, West Lafayette, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computing in Civil and Building Engineering

Abstract: Constructability is defined the optimum integration of construction knowledge and experience during conceptual planning, engineering, procurement and field operations to achieve overall project objectives. Unfortunately, the development of this knowledge requires a substantial amount of time and effort, the commitment of the complete project team, and a well defined set of constructability lessons learned. Furthermore, constructability knowledge is the result of a strong technical base and a wealth of construction experience, based on many lessons learned, which are generated in a diverse range of ways from a wide range of sources. The challenge is to effectively acquire, store, retrieve and manipulate these lessons. The Integrated Multimedia System for Constructability Lessons Learned described in this paper offers project managers a means to acquire, store and retrieve constructability lessons in a timely and easy way. The paper begins with a brief description of a conceptual framework for the development of a constructability lessons learned system, and then focuses on: (1) a description of the multimedia system configuration and its specific hardware and software components; (2) implementation obstacles and lessons; and (3) potential impacts and benefits.

Subject Headings: Constructability | Multimedia | Information systems | Procurement | Team building | Knowledge management | Integrated systems |

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