Sysdox concepts proposed at international conference on construction industry standardisation


Nigel Craig of Sysnet was amongst the many academics presenting papers at the First International Conference on Information Standardisation, Exchanges and Management in Construction (CISEMIC 2002) at Salford University this month.

Sysnet and Glasgow Caledonian University presented a joint paper entitled "AN APPROACH TOWARDS INTEGRATED INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS. SYSDOX!" which drew on Sysnet's extensive practical experience of devising and establishing information and document management systems to service large scale construction projects and its product Sysdox.
Nigel, who is part of a 3 year Teaching Company Scheme operated by Sysnet and Glasgow Caledonian University with the goal of establishing Sysdox and its operating concepts as a standard for the industry, used case study information and operating data from several notable projects including the M74/M6 motorway upgrade and recent PFI hospital project at Wishaw to show how savings and efficiencies which result from using an INTEGRATED INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM far outweigh those achieved by portal based systems.

Says Craig "controlling the creation, distribution and administration of all project correspondence in a systematic manner supports integration between a range of construction organizations, both geographically and temporally displaced. The current nature and scope of the industry means many processes are being replicated resulting in waste and inefficiencies amongst project partners"

CISEMIC 2002 has been organised with the aim of establishing and encouraging concerted strategic and coordinated action toward a better integration, standardisation, dissemination and exploitation of research and development results in the Construction and related sectors across Europe.

CISEMIC is part of eSm@rt, a pan European drive to promote a Knowledge Economy in the Construction and Related Sectors.

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