Author: Chan, Chi-hang Andrew
Title: Information flow within contractor organisation
Degree: M.Sc.
Year: 2002
Subject: Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations
Construction industry -- Management -- Data processing
Management information systems
Communication in management
Department: Multi-disciplinary Studies
Department of Building and Real Estate
Pages: 124 leaves : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 30 cm
Language: English
Abstract: The main objective of writing this dissertation is to investigate the duties and working procedures of different departments in a construction firm when carrying out a construction project. The information flow among different departments within the same construction firm is critical examined with a view to improve the efficiency and effectiveness. Also, a good information flow system for construction company is proposed. Based on the findings, a 'duty programme' that is a programme of five departments namely, estimating, purchasing, planning, quantity surveying and production departments, are set up. A duty programme is that it stated the task to be carried out at a certain period of time with logical linkage with the other tasks. Furthermore, the information flow system within a construction company in three stages: tender, pre-construction and construction, is investigated. The current practice is discussed. After these investigation, two set of proposed duty programme: each department in three stages and each stage with five departments, are established in Chapter XI. It may act as a reference for those contractors who want to improve their information flow system.
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