1 Information Systems for Integration of Construction Offices and Sites Prof. Dr. Ricardo Mendes Jr Prof. Dr. Sergio Scheer MSc. Eng.Thiago Henrique Zen MSc. Eng. Fábio Vinícius Peyerl Eng. Marcelo D Ávila de Pauli Eng. Flávio Andrade Neto Civil Engineering Research Center Federal University of Paraná
2 The Big Issue Information and Communication (and) Technology! Computer Integrated Construction Web-based construction site management CAPP CAD 3D, 4D, 5D, CADnD, ICAD, CAE: multiple visions! Process Integration: Design / Product / Production; ERP Simultaneous Engineering and Collaborative Work (CSCW)/Extranets Multidisciplinariety and state of the art: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, System Analysis and Design, Psichology, Computer Netorks, Mechanics and Electronics... Innovation and Productivity!
3 Research Themes Construction site management and ICT Web based applications and mobile computing Telepresence = web camera and systems integration Systems Integration and CADnD/CAE Process and project management, document life cycle management Collaborative environments and extranets Virtual Reality and Virtual environments ICT and the Construction Supply Chain Knowlegde Management Distance Education and Life-long Learning Learning environments (LCMS) and educational objects
4 Strategic plan GrupoTIC Mission statemet Which is our purpose, why the organization exists. Research and development (R&D) in ICT applied to Engineering and Education with scientific excellency searching for process improvements. Strategic Plan, February 2005
5 GrupoTIC Vision statement To be recognised by its collaborators, partners, clients and by the target market as an important ICT research group in Engineering and Education. An optimistic view of the organization s future. Whichis themaindirection(thenorth)? Strategic Plan, February 2005
6 History Research and Past Projects Specialization course in Civil Construction and ICT Videoconferencing and Internet Lab Master s thesis: Web and Java development and VR applications for Engineering Education. WEB-PCO distance education web environment Formal Group registration CNPq research group directory The City of Curitiba and practice improvement for public works Obra Prima Pilot Project RHAE coordination Prof. Dr. Ricardo Mendes Jr OO Modelling for public works contractors and Last Planner Electronic Document Management: design and site construction planning - POLO Graduate Program in Construction (PPGCC) - first master thesis e-tools cooperationwithpuc-rj andusp educational software for structural engineering W3P prototype, SIGEP second version and Visual Site prototype - Fundação Araucária Distance Education Consortium - 10 public federal univ. + UniRede ( ) SIGEP Collaborative Environment for Project Management Refúgio Bela Vista/ITAIPU Construction supply chain integration - for Construbusiness Parana Program / SINDUSCON-PR CIVIX Learning Management System Pro-CREA ( ) e-tools/oe3 - CT-INFO Grant, PDPG-TI / CNPq / MCT Pre-incubation (FINEP ) construction site management system / Galápagos/SIGEO
7 History Research and Past Projects Last Planner master thesis SIGEO (CT-INFO) and OE3 structural engineering educational objects (PDPG-TI/CNPq) Public Works and distance education graduate course (Web-PG) RV/Furnas - Virtual Reality Project with Furnas Centrais Elétricas and LACTEC e-tools/oe3 and etools/numelos Special Research Grant (Bolsa Produtividade CNPq ( ) (Sergio Scheer) TeleCAD5D Edital Universal CNPq ( ) EEHouse educational game / ludic environment F. Araucária Plantracker Techresult incubation support (RHAE/CNPq ) Neural Networks and Applications in Civil Construction edital Universal CNPq ( ) More 4 master thesis PPGCC and one in PPGMNE Special Research Grant (Bolsa Produtividade DCT CNPq ( ) (Ricardo Mendes Jr) EEHouse FINEP ( ) UFPR e FURB Brazilian Network for Visualization (RBV) with Unisinos, UFRGS and FINEP grant FemoopGRID with USP, PUC-RJ and Funtel/RNP grant
8 History Ongoing Research Projects TechResult final phase of incubation - effective spinof! Lean Construction Practices CAPES/DAAD PROBRAL More 3 master thesis PPGCC and one at PPGMNE PVC+/TeleCADnD RV and CADnD Edital Universal CNPq ( ) Ambientes Virtuais Urbanos PPGInf, PPGMNE, PPGCGI - Pró- Equipamentos CAPES Rede BIM-Brasil UFPR, USP, UFF e UFBA Pro-Engenharias CAPES (?) RV/Furnas Phase II - VR Project - Furnas Centrais Elétricas and LACTEC EEHouse FINEP ( ) Public Works Specialization Course /Technical Internship Parana State Lean Construction Transparency Practices System Development More 3 master thesis PPGCC and one at PPGMNE
9 Human Resource ( Talents ) 2 PhD research leaders Sergio Scheer and Ricardo Mendes Jr n PhD collaborators... Aguinaldo Santos (Design), Maria do Carmo Freitas (DECIGI), Adriana P. L. Santos (Eng. Prod.) (PPGCC), C. Curotto (PPGMNE),... 2 PhD students (Numerical Methods in Eng. Graduate Program - PPGMNE) Renato C. Pompeu and Tiago M. Buriol 7 Master students (Construction engineering Graduate Program PPGCC) Fabíola Azuma, Flávio Andrade Neto, Maria de Fátima Parchen, Márcia Nikkel Bruno Soares de Carvalho, Juliana Lahóz, Cervantes Ayres Filho 8 PPGCC Master degrees in 2006/2007 A Caron, A Ito, F Peyerl, T Zen, J Mikaldo, J Quevedo, P S Fontoura, R Stramandinoli >3 othermasterstudents(ppgmne e PGINF) Marco Aurélio Silva Neto, Tiago M Buriol, Maverson 8 undergraduate students (Civil Eng., Informatics/Computer Science and Information Management)
10 Partners Currently Universität Karlsruhe TMB (CAPES/DAAD/PROBRAL) Excellency Center for Innovation Curitiba / Microsoft PUC-Rio Civil Engineering, VisionLab and Tecgraf USP LMC Computational Mechanics Lab UFSC LabSAD Decision Support Systems Lab TechResult (after incubation period) University of Salford (UK) CABER Centre for Advanced Built Environment Research (UK) University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, Escócia) LACTEC Geossolutions Lab In Curitiba Construction Market: Construbusiness Paraná Moro Construções, Norconsil, Irmãos Thá,...
11 Formal Branches UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO PARANÁ: Civil Engineering Research Center Centro de Estudos de Engenharia Civil Prof. Inaldo Ayres Vieira since Graduate Program in Numerical Methods in Eng. since Graduate Program in Construction since 2000
12 PPGCC relationship Main Area: Management (Gerenciamento) and research line: Information and Communication in Construction (Tecnologia da Informação para Construção Civil) Construction Informatics or Bauinformatik Informatics and Telecommunications technologies and applications: information systems, data bases, Internet, Virtual Reality, web based collaborative work, mobile computing, etc., looking to efficiency improvement in the different phases of the construction enterprise life cycle.
13 PPGCC Master Thesis e-commerce: Adriana P. L. Santos (Sílvio Wille) Distance Education / e-learning: Ronaldo Gomes de Carvalho Information Architecture: Rubén A. L. Santacruz Electronic Document Management: André C. Giandon Visual inspection system (ITAIPU): Aloísio Pereira da Silva Multiple Intelligences: Carlos F. A. Parchen Knowlegde Management: Luiz Fernando Crema Knowledge Management and organizational innovation: Vander Yamauchi Last Planner: Bárbara Talamini Villas Bôas Simulation for urban zone laws and their influences: Rudnei F. Campos
14 PPGCC Master Thesis 2006 ICT and Construction Planning and Control: Diretrizes para o uso de tecnologia da informação no gerenciamento das informações do processo de planejamento e controle da produção Thiago Henrique Zen CAD2D/3D interference analysys and design harmonization Estudo comparativo do processo de compatibilização de projetos em 2D e 3D Jorge Mikaldo Jr EPC contracts and extranet usage Estudo de caso de utilização de extranet na gestão do processo de administração de contratos EPC na modalidade TURNKEY Paulo Sergio Fontoura Decision support and simultaneous value concept: Diretrizes para um modelo de tomada de decisão em projetos de empreendimentos imobiliários: gerenciamento da arquitetura e da engenharia do valor simultâneos José Remigio Soto Quevedo
15 PPGCC Master Thesis 2007 Web based construction site management and mobile computing Gestão de canteiros via web e computação móvel Fábio Vinícius Peyerl A survey on ICT use in building design offices André Mendonça Caron Architectural Design, ICT and 3D modelling Armando Ito Structural building design offices and their evolution Roberto Stramandinoli
16 On going Master Thesis Cost system and ERP Flávio Andrade Neto Product modelling and self-construction kits for low income housing Fabíola Azuma e-learning and contextualization in the Construction Engineering undergraduate classes (Lean Construction concepts in the Moodle environment) Maria Fátima Parchen Formal presentation: February/March 2008
17 Highlights ( ) Information Management in Civil Construction (W3P, SIGEO) Project Management (SIGEP*) e-learning (CIVIX*) (Graduate) Distance Professional Education (PRO-CREA,WebPG) Systems Integration and Site Management (VisualSite and TeleCAD5D/nD) Educational Software (Cooperative Project e-tools and OE3) Virtual Construction Simulation and Virtual Reality (RBV Group, RV/Furnas, COPEL) Neural Network Applications in Construction Industry Master Thesis and PhD Dissertations (only in PPGMNE!)
18 SIGEP collaborative environment for project management SIstema de GEstão de Projetos To organize communication: send and receive messages; To organize the document exchange and storage: insertion and recovery; revisions control and versioning; To easy follow up: Schedule management (activities/tasks), job hour control; To help with a management methodology; Users: administrator, coordinator, task leader, user, firm manager.
19 SIGEP web-based based Project Management message and file sharing
20 SIGEP Three layered model: project, activity, task task Hour/task control
21 SIGEP Document upload and andrevision. Messages.
23 A Project Extranet (SIGEP) INTERFACE (Levels: Project ->Activity -> Task) INTERACTION (System User / User User) DATA STRUCTURE (File repository / Communication register ) ARCHITECT STRUCTURAL ENGINEER MEP DESIGNER CONSULTANT CONTRACTOR OWNER
24 SIGEO and Galapagos Conceptual Architecture
25 Galápagos Actors and functions UML
26 Web Module Galápagos
27 PocketPC Module Galápagos
29 The System What is it? PLANTRACKER is a web and mobile device (PDA) based solution for Construction Planning and Control in a comprehensive and flexible manner. It offers a solution for management task improvement dealing with construction sites.
30 The System The Functional Architecture permits easy access through the Internet/Web. The application is hosted in a Data Center, with access any time, any place. It is based on the Application Service Provider (ASP) model for commercialization. The client pays monthly only the consumption in terms of services and resources. Users and Data volume.
31 Functional Diagram Construction Site 01 Data Base Office Web Server Construction Site hour access Daily backup
32 Main Purpose PLANTRACKER is a corporate extranet for construction planning and control in a operational level, with data collection and synchronization through handheld computers (PDA) in the construction site.
33 Plantracker System Web Environment Planning Control Pocket PC Control Reports
34 Some real cases CESBE Hydroelectric Power Plant in construction (Rio Grande do Sul) and visual controls in the office (Curitiba); Athos Arquitetura Collaborative work and collection of photos from the site Norconsil More extensive usage
35 Characteristics Planning Web based: - Site Operations Schedule via Web - Visualization of Gantt Chart - Real Time Data
36 Characteristics Control Control and updating through the Internet Quality Control PBQP-h
37 Characteristics Control Accurate Measures Agile and reliable data transmission
38 Characteristics Communication Easy exchange of messages among the stackeholders (professionals, client,...) Message storage and recovery
39 Characteristics Documents Online document availability Access control and versioning Document/File Repository
40 Characteristics Photo Catalog Construction Photo Album Communication Interface for clients and designers
41 Some advantages State of the art technology usage; The standardization leads to well defined constructive processes and fully documentation; Only low level of IT infrastructure investments; Friendly environment with easy configuration and use, as well as quick implantation;
42 Other research developments Visual Site CAD4D + telepresence and Last Planner DataViewer Scientific Visualization / Computational Mechanics CAD/CAE integration Scientific Visualization / CAD3D
43 Telepresence CAD 3D Planning and Control
44 FEM Visualization using VTK L. M. Adaime,, 2005
45 VR and CAD3D models integration: Scalar fields visualization T. Buriol, 2006
46 Lighting Design Scalar Field Visualization
47 Closing Remarks 3D, 4D,..., nd Management and Simultaneous/Collaborative Engineering Product Models and Lean Processes (objects, BIM/ IFC, EDMS, Lean Construction) Inovative processes (design, production planning and processes;... Virtual Reality and simulation (CAE); mobile and ubiquitous computing) Computational Models and Applications Search for process and systems integration Interoperability
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