Advanced electronic tools in road development: trials of online remote construction management

This paper describes trials in the Queensland Department of Main Roads of Online Remote Construction Management (ORCM), the aim of which is to use electronic communication technologies to enhance online real time communication between the parties to a construction project, and thus improve the roadworks delivery process. ORCM uses electronic communication processes (such as the Internet) to maximise the use of time of personnel engaged in construction projects and reduce the large amounts of paperwork generated in many construction projects. It has particular advantages where the parties in a project are geographically dispersed. Trials of this methodology by the Department are taking place in both rural and urban areas, as part of a wider research project being undertaken by the Queensland University of Technology and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, in conjunction with a number of government Departments and some private industry partners. This research is evaluating the issues and benefits associated with the implementation of this methodology. A typical trial site is described. At the time of writing, the next proposed stages of the research are trials of ORCM in preconstruction and maintenance, enhancement into a total intelligent project delivery process through adding to the process other technologies such as video conferencing and wireless transmission, and incorporating into the process electronically aided design and project management technologies.


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  • Pagination: 17p
  • Monograph Title: IRF Paris 2001

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  • Accession Number: 01392140
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 23 2012 6:53AM