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Abukhder, J and Munns, A K (2003) Attributing management problems on construction projects to project information. In: Greenwood, D J (Ed.), Proceedings 19th Annual ARCOM Conference, 3-5 September 2003, Brighton, UK. Association of Researchers in Construction Management, Vol. 2, 543–52.
- Type: Conference Proceedings
- Keywords: communication; information management; management information systems; project management
- ISBN/ISSN: 0 9534161 8 6
- URL: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/ar2003-543-552_Abukhder_and_Munns.pdf
The construction process generates a large quantity of information which is often not integrated, but is developed and owned by different individuals and organizations. This can create problems with keeping information up-to-date, and ensuring that all parties requiring access to the information have the most recent version. In this paper several case studies are examined in order to assess the integration problems that exist in construction projects. Five hypotheses will be tested to show the magnitude of effect on the management of the project, and to assess the impact of any failures in integration on the success of the project. The paper makes recommendations on the integration of project information to improve communication and reduce managerial problems on projects.