ITcon Vol. 10, pg. 169-191, http://www.itcon.org/2005/13

BUSINESS BREAKDOWN STRUCTURE FOR CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AND WEB-BASED APPLICATION SYSTEM

submitted:March 2005
revised:July 2005
published:August 2005
editor(s):Bjork B-C
authors:Leen-Seok Kang, Professor
Department of Civil Engineering, ERI, Gyeongsang National University, Korea
email: Lskang@gsnu.ac.kr

Boyd C. Paulson, Charles H. Leavell Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, USA
email: paulson@stanford.edu

Joong-Min Kwak, Ph. D, Senior Researcher
Department of Civil Engineering, Gyeongsang National University, Korea
email: jmkwak@cm.gsnu.ac.kr

Chang-Hak Kim, Associate Professor
Department of Civil Engineering, Jinju National University, Korea
email: ch-kim@jinju.ac.kr
summary:The process for construction management (CM) includes much specialized information for the management of time, cost, and quality throughout the project life cycle. Accordingly, a standardized code system, such as a business breakdown structure (BBS) for classifying each CM business, is necessary for efficient information management of detailed CM tasks. The BBS for CM proposed in this study can make it possible to systematically classify documentary information, references, and management tasks that evolve from all the phases of a construction project. The organized BBS for CM consists in total of ten classification tables including the classifications for form of information, management subjects, and eight tables by the CM function. Because each CM task is processed by management information for a work on the construction site, it is also necessary to connect a BBS code with a work breakdown structure (WBS) code. This study suggests a method to integrate the two code systems and it can have applicability in facilitating the retrieval and management of information for CM processes. To verify the applicability of the BBS for CM, this study included a prototype web-based system including the integration between BBS and WBS codes and a new approach to use BBS and WBS in a 4D CAD system.
keywords:business breakdown structure (BBS), construction management (CM), construction information classification system (CICS), work breakdown structure (WBS), 4D CAD.
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citation:Kang L-S, Paulson B C, Kwak J-M, Kim C-H (2005). BUSINESS BREAKDOWN STRUCTURE FOR CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AND WEB-BASED APPLICATION SYSTEM, ITcon Vol. 10, pg. 169-191, http://www.itcon.org/2005/13