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dc.contributorVirginia Transportation Research Council
dc.contributorVirginia Tech
dc.contributor.authorThomas Mills
dc.contributor.authorYvan Beliveau
dc.contributor.authorKyu Jung
dc.contributor.authorMark Ilich
dc.contributor.authorChris Graziani
dc.contributor.authorKetan Josh
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-19T18:30:22Z
dc.date.available2014-03-19T18:30:22Z
dc.date.issued2003-02
dc.identifier.citationThomas Mills, Yvan Beliveau, Kyu Jung, Mark Ilich, Chris Graziani, and Ketan Joshi. "Improved Decision Making in Construction Using Virtual Site Visits," Virginia Transportation Research Council 530 Edgemont Road Charlottesville, VA 22903, Report No. FHWA1VTRC 03-CR8, Feb. 2003.
dc.identifier.govdocFHWA/VTRC 03-CR8
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/46711
dc.description.abstractThis study explored the dynamics of information exchange involving field issues relating to construction and the assistance that a virtual site visit can provide to the field decision-making process. Such a process can be used for inspection and surveillance situations in addition to field decision making. The virtual site visit integrates advanced digital audio/video/data conferencing technology in wired and wireless Internet formats to assist in communicating field situations to remote off-site personnel. At its highest development, project information can be transmitted wirelessly through the Internet from a remote construction site to a residency and then to multiple locations through existing communication networks. This research demonstrates the ability to provide high levels of information transfer at relatively low cost, thus enabling critical and timely decisions. This is done through the use of available hardware and software assembled in a manner that allows interactive real-time audio/video transmission and reception. The research identifies the types and applicability of information critical to design and construction operations and the applicability of the Internet and advanced technologies to improve communication and decision making. In addition, the technical limitations on implementation of low-cost real-time audio-visual information transfer were explored.
dc.description.sponsorshipVirginia Department of Transportation 98-0239-08
dc.description.sponsorshipFHWA 98-0239-08
dc.format.extent22 pages
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Center for Transportation Innovation and Research
dc.subjectConstruction management
dc.subjectproject-specific web sites
dc.subjectsite cams
dc.subjectwearable PCs
dc.titleImproved Decision Making in Construction Using Virtual Site Visits
dc.typeTechnical reporten_US
dc.identifier.urlhttp://www.virginiadot.org/vtrc/main/online_reports/pdf/03-cr8.pdf
dc.date.accessed2013-11-21


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