|M.Sc Student||Haskiya Isam|
|Subject||A Feasibility Analysis of Using Data from the Daily Site|
Reports to Control the Construction Process
|Department||Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering||Supervisor||Professor Ronie Navon|
|Full Thesis text - in Hebrew|
The Daily Site Report (DSR) is one of the most important and common recording system of as-built data in construction sites. The DSR contains a lot of valuable data logged on a daily basis. These data are not normally used for management and control of the ongoing project. The DSR is mainly used for litigation: claims and dispute resolution - and sometimes for billing purposes. Effective usage of these data can generate essential information for real time control, to monitor the building process, and to improve the progress and budget control process.
A computerized DSR can serve as a data collection tool to build a database, which contains data regarding the actual performance of the project, which are collected anyhow for other purposes.
The hypothesis of the research is that it is possible to develop algorithms that receive data from such a database to generate essential management information for real time progress monitoring, thus meaningfully reducing the labor intensive manual data collection. This information is represented in reports and graphs that contain actual data vs. planning data.
These reports and graphs can help the user to control the construction process, generate warnings when deviations between actual and planning data occur and identify problems before, or shortly after, they occur. Additionally, the user can easily analyze the reasons for the deviation and, thus, be more informed to take corrective measures in time.
The aim of the present research was to test the above hypothesis, by developing a control model based on actual performance data from the computerized DSR. Additionally, algorithms were developed to process in real time and presented in reports and graphs for control and monitoring purpose.
The research consisted of the following stages: literature review and field survey; model development; model implementation in a computerized prototype; and experiments in an active project:
The main benefits from the computerized model are:
1. Reduction of labor and time needed to generate essential information, in time, to control the building process.
2. The model supports and improves the construction and management control.
3. Improving the DSR management, storage and data searching.