A framework for an automated and integrated project scheduling and management system

Shih Ming Chen, F. H. Griffis, Po Han Chen, Luh Maan Chang

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Construction projects are becoming progressively larger and more complex in terms of physical size and cost. Building information modeling (BIM) is being regarded as a revolutionary change for managing the entire lifecycle of a construction project. However, the information provided by BIM cannot fulfill the requirements of on-site project scheduling and management. This paper presents a BIM-based framework with the function of developing the near-optimum schedule plan according to project objectives and project constraints for project scheduling and management. An automated database management system, a schedule simulation system, and a MD (multi-dimensional) CAD model creator provide a reliable platform for the proposed framework. To verify the concept and test the feasibility of this framework, a computer implementation called NDSM (N-Dimensional project Scheduling and Management system) was developed and implemented in a construction project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)89-110
Number of pages22
JournalAutomation in Construction
StatePublished - 2013


  • Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • Database management system
  • MD CAD model
  • Project scheduling and management
  • Schedule simulation system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction


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