Construction daily log management system using multimedia technology

Liang Y Liu, A. L. Stumpf, S. Y. Chin, R. Ganeshan, D. Hicks

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Construction daily log reports are one of the most important documents of a construction project. Accurate documentation of as-built project information in daily logs not only supports management tasks during construction, but also provides the baseline data in case of claims and disputes. Currently, construction engineers and superintendents rely mostly on written reports to document site conditions and project progress. Written reports have their limitations. Writing skills affect the quality and clarity of reports. As a result, many important details are left out in the writing process and can never be recovered. This paper presents the design and the operation of a multimedia daily log management system, called M-LOG. It allows construction site personnel to enter, store, and retrieve construction daily log reports in multimedia formats including text, images, sound, and video. Project information can be entered, in multimedia forms, into a computer database. More complete project information can be documented and retrieved. Searching schemes are implemented to allow the user to retrieve and cross-reference information stored in the system efficiently.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 1995
EventProceedings of the 2nd Congress on Computing in Civil Engineering. Part 1 (of 2) - Atlanta, GA, USA
Duration: Jun 5 1995Jun 8 1995


OtherProceedings of the 2nd Congress on Computing in Civil Engineering. Part 1 (of 2)
CityAtlanta, GA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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