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IT lodge planner project management beyond CPM

Y L, Lee and H B, Kok and A Karim, A Tarmizi and Bakar, Ismail (2009) IT lodge planner project management beyond CPM. In: Asia Pacific Expert Seminar, 19-20 November 2009, Sydney, Australia.


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Managing projects and ventures in time of uncertainty and disruptive change requires wisdom, courage, creativity and innovation. Risk management taking into consideration the fluctuating interest rate and cost of energy are crucial if they affect the cost of construction and production. Productivity and quality enhancement are also important factors contributing to successful project management. This paper features a novel management tool, IT-Lodge Planner, developed to monitor and control fast track construction projects to ensure timely delivery and within budget. It is an innovative project planning tool to monitor and control important management processes to reduce the cost and time of project management. Contractors and project managers will be able to grasp the key concept and use it with confidence with an hour of exposure and training. The salient feature of the tool focuses on project time and locations, not just activity. Contractors are made aware of the time constraint to be on the right spot at the right time. A fast-track construction of 3200m2 lightweight concrete wall for a highrise construction project was completed in 6 weeks. The project management tool led to an award winning construction system branded as KUIK® wall. The planner will also be deployed in several project including a housing project and road construction on tropical peat in Sibu Sarawak. Another project is on renewable energy for sustainable construction in line with Malaysian government's Sarawak Corridor for Renewable Energy (SCORE) to reduce carbon footprint and to address the global issue of climate change. A research laboratory based on the teaching factory concept is also planned for UTHM, Johor which is one of the 20 public funded universities in Malaysia. More case studies are necessary to make the planner a useful tool for innovative management and enhanced technical expertise within the Asia Pacific region.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: IT-lodge planner; renewable energy; sustainable construction; innovation leadership
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ807-830 Renewable energy sources
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Structural and Material Engineering
Depositing User: Khairunnisa Ahmad
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2011 04:21
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2011 04:21
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/2024
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