Construction Field Management Using a Popular Text Messenger

Ghang Lee, Jehyun Cho, Taeseok Song, Hyunsung Roh, Jeaeun Jung, Jihoon Chung, Gunwoo Yong, David Jeong

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Abstract

This paper introduces a method for managing daily construction tasks using a text messenger and a tool to support the method. Many construction field management tools have been developed and used in practice. In addition, each company has developed its own construction task management tools. Nevertheless, due to the number of various tools available, contractors and subcontractors suffer from installing at least three or four applications on mobile devices to support different projects. To resolve this issue, the authors developed ProjectHub-CL (Construction Listener), a method and tool to manage daily construction tasks using a popular text messenger that doesn’t require the installation of an additional mobile app. It helps field engineers and subcontractors to exchange and manage field tasks using text messages and additional features on a text messenger and can automatically produce a construction daily report at the end of the day as a result. The system was implemented on top of KakaoTalk, the most popular text messenger in South Korea. Its applicability and usability in the field were validated with contractors and subcontractors in four different projects (conducted by different general contractors).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Civil Engineering
PublisherSpringer
Pages971-979
Number of pages9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Civil Engineering
Volume98
ISSN (Print)2366-2557
ISSN (Electronic)2366-2565

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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    Lee, G., Cho, J., Song, T., Roh, H., Jung, J., Chung, J., Yong, G., & Jeong, D. (2021). Construction Field Management Using a Popular Text Messenger. In Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering (pp. 971-979). (Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering; Vol. 98). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-51295-8_67