ITcon Vol. 9, pg. 409-418, http://www.itcon.org/2004/29

Effective control of unanticipated on-site events: A pragmatic, human-oriented problem solving approach

submitted:April 2003
revised:july 2004
published:August 2004
editor(s):Menzel K.
authors:Aleš Magdič, MSc
University of Maribor
email: ales.magdic@uni-mb.si, http://fg.uni-mb.si\cgi

Danijel Rebolj, Professor
University of Maribor
email: danijel.rebolj@uni-mb.si, http://fg.uni-mb.si\cgi

Natašša ŠŠuman, BSc
University of Maribor
email: natasa.suman@uni-mb.s, http://fg.uni-mb.si
summary:Unanticipated events on building sites are inevitable. The frequency of unanticipated events is usually high due to the inherent complexity and dynamics of construction projects. A proper mobile interactive personal network can make use of the rich knowledge and experience of site staff, to handle and effectively resolve on-site problems caused by unanticipated events. Immediate on-site problem solving significantly impacts subsequent project characteristics and leads to a more productive organizational processes as a whole.This paper focuses on the importance of interactive personal communication as a basis for immediate on-site problem solving. For communications support, a human-oriented pragmatic solution in the form of a mobile, interactive, context-sensitive personal network is presented.
keywords:mobile computing, problem solving, construction site, rapid communication
full text: (PDF file, 0.557 MB)
citation:Magdič A, Rebolj D and ŠŠuman N (2004). Effective control of unanticipated on-site events: A pragmatic, human-oriented problem solving approach, ITcon Vol. 9, Special issue Mobile Computing in Construction, pg. 409-418, http://www.itcon.org/2004/29