The aim of this project is to provide the P J Carey Construction group with a system that will enable them maximize/optimize the use of live data to improve their processes and to provide analyzed data results and visualization to the management to enable decision making before, during and after a project.
The ultimate goal is to create a portal to enable the company visualize and derive valuable insights from the data that they have, identify data which should be collected but is not being collected, and to effectively utilize these insights in their business decision making process.
Some of the problems we are looking to tackle include the collection of massive amounts of data that is stored and insufficiently analyzed for decision making. Most of this data is live data that could be analyzed and used for timely decision making on building sites. Project data is also not being analyzed to derive effective insights that could be applicable in making decisions, such as what projects to bid for, effective workflows on sites, and how improvements could be made to future projects, without affecting quality and Company reputation.
A number of challenges have been identified, which the work will also look to address. These include, poorly documented/undocumented processes, missing and duplicated data, multiple siloed data systems, error prone data entry methods, and lack of effective real time decision support systems.
This project is a joint partnership between the P J Carey Construction group and Heriot-Watt University. It is a Knowledge Transfer Partnership project, sponsored by Innovate UK.