Developing mobile-based construction change issues management system

Yu Kun Tsui*, Ren-Jye Dzeng, Chun Sung Chen

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Construction project change management attempts to reduce construction conflicts by sharing information among project participants through enhanced dynamic control and management of change-related information. However, most construction commerce project management software is currently unsuitable especially for the use of change management in construction sites. To improve the above problems, this study proposes a novel system called the Mobile-based Change Issues Management (MCIM) System for use by onsite engineers in construction sites. The MPCM system allows onsite engineers to share the newest change information efficiently among project participants in construction sites. Web-based technology integrated with a mobile device can effectively enhance information-sharing for construction change management during the construction phase. The main characteristic of the proposed MCIM system is designed and developed for the use of change management for onsite engineers in construction sites. The MCIM system is also applied to a selected case study involving a construction project in Taiwan to demonstrate the effectiveness of the change management strategy in construction sites. The advantages of the MCIM system are not only in improving construction change management efficiency for onsite engineers, but also in providing dynamic project tracking and management to enable project managers to understand the latest related change information during the construction phase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-43
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of the Chinese Institute of Civil and Hydraulic Engineering
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2016


  • Change management
  • Construction management
  • Information change system
  • Mobile system

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