The investigation of a potential value of a project management information modelling system for building and construction projects in Australia

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Chifeya, Agrippa. 2021. The investigation of a potential value of a project management information modelling system for building and construction projects in Australia. Doctorate other than PhD Doctor of Business Administation. University of Southern Queensland. https://doi.org/10.26192/kn7k-n938
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The investigation of a potential value of a project management information modelling system for building and construction projects in Australia

TypeDoctorate other than PhD
Authors
AuthorChifeya, Agrippa
SupervisorThorpe, David
Chakraborty, Subrata
Todhunter, Barrie
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
Qualification NameDoctor of Business Administation
Number of Pages250
Year2021
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.26192/kn7k-n938
Abstract

The intention of this research is to investigate and identify deficiencies in today’s use Information Modelling (IM) systems in construction projects in Australia and ascertain whether there is a possibility for the development, adoption, and implementation of a broader-based project management information modelling system (PMIMS) to provide better project outcomes. The study focuses on Information Modelling (IM) systems currently used within project management aspects of construction projects in Australia. The research then provides recommendations on the issues to be considered to improve the viability of such a PMIMS for building and construction projects in Australia. A PMIMS may have the potential to provide enhanced project management in the building and construction sector in Australia across many aspects of projects.

The building and construction sector are faced with a myriad of challenges concerning project management, including those challenges associated with the adoption of general information modelling systems used in the project management fraternity, such as inefficiencies, conflict, inaccuracies in documentation, never-ending changes to scope, poor documentation, inappropriate project outcomes, and financial and economic losses across the entire life span of projects. Project management practitioners interviewed in this study indicate that the formulation and adoption of a PMIMS may be key contributors towards better project outcomes in the construction and building sector in Australia. Probability sampling technique, where an equal opportunity exists for all the members in a population to be chosen and be agent of the complete population was employed for this research project.

This research project adopts a qualitative approach to explore this potential for the expanded use of IM systems on project management practices.

The findings of this research study highlight the potential development and application of a PMIMS structure tailor-made for Australian construction firms, as well as the adoption of a PMIMS by Australian project managers.

Overall, the value of study is its contribution for project management in relation to the use of information modelling systems, and identification of and guidelines for the possible development of such a PMIMS for the Australian construction sector.

Keywordsproject management information system
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020350713. Project management
Byline AffiliationsSchool of Civil Engineering and Surveying
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