The Need for Real-Time Progress Reporting in Relation to Time, Cost and Quality

Mellor, Riley (2018) The Need for Real-Time Progress Reporting in Relation to Time, Cost and Quality. [USQ Project]


This dissertation focusses on the process of real time progress reporting in relation problems connected with the lack of access to accurate and timely information on time, cost, and quality. Accordingly, this research investigates methods/systems used for real-time progress reporting and understand the usefulness or otherwise of such reporting in relation to find solutions to the problems faced in a large construction company.

According to published literature, there are multiple methods and studies in the industry which attempt to capture real time progress reporting and multiple different software’s and advanced technologies which can be adopted to improve the efficient of such methods. However, none could provide a solution to the problems outlined in this report which was being experienced at my current place of employment. Therefore, a new management system was developed to capture real time progress on a project needed to be created. The use of modern technology was also investigated along with software solutions to enhance the proposed system.

A list of five key personnel (Site Foreman / Site manager, Construction Managers, Project Managers, Contracts Administrators and a RFID specialist) was selected as respondents for a questionnaire survey and provide feedback on the proposed system and the used of advanced technology. This was done to assess the system and provided justification for the need to implement a new management system, while also assessing the design features and provided feedback on the system.

Results found that there is a need for a new system to be developed and implemented into my place of employment in the form of a detailed monthly scope breakdown. This system developed will aid with completing monthly reporting and increase the accuracy and reliability of the information being communicated from site to the office. It was also identified that the use of RFID technology can be used to help enhance the system and streamline management while also increasing productivity of the project team.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying (1 Jul 2013 - 31 Dec 2021)
Supervisors: Abeysekera; Vasantha
Qualification: Bachelor of Construction (Management)
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2022 03:33
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2023 01:58
Uncontrolled Keywords: real-time progress reporting

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