Using quantitative approaches to enhance construction performance through data captured from mobile devices

Zeeshan Aziz, Christopher Barker, Algan Tezel

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Abstract

This chapter presents a quantitative analysis of production data captured through mobile devices on a wide range of projects, undertaken by a multinational infrastructure and services company. Lack of primary empirical data within the architecture, engineering and construction industry has, in the past, hindered developments of academic research in the field of performance measurement in construction. This chapter presents quantitative analysis of construction production data captured through mobile information systems and provides empirical evidence that data captured through mobile devices has the potential to deliver new and enhanced methods for performance measurement and enhancement. Relational data gathered through mobile devices are used to generate metrics against which construction issue resolution performance is measured. The chapter also discusses various methods for early identification and visualisation of performance deviations. The research approach and findings can be used for the development of academic performance measurement frameworks and also as an evidence base for further development by industry in the field of performance enhancement. The chapter contributes insight regarding innovative ways to interrogate construction production data and provide stimulus to others to develop the methods and approaches taken.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch Methodology in the Built Environment
Subtitle of host publicationA Selection of Case Studies
EditorsVian Ahmed, Alex Opoku, Zeeshan Aziz
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter6
Pages79-92
Number of pages14
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9781317534259, 9781315725529
ISBN (Print)9781138849464, 9781138849471
Publication statusPublished - 29 Mar 2016
Externally publishedYes

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