Structures for digitalized information handling and planning in construction

Reference number
Coordinator Linköpings universitet - Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap
Funding from Vinnova SEK 498 222
Project duration April 2018 - December 2018
Status Completed
Venture Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation
Call Challenge-Driven Innovation - Stage 1 Initiation 2018 (spring)

Purpose and goal

The project aimed at developing possibilities for efficient and effective information sharing between actors involved in the construction supply chain. Efficient and effective information sharing with the help of digital structures for data collection and databases should enable a better information spread and better planning. Efficient and effective information sharing includes such issues as identifying what information to gather for each project, create processes for how to gather the information as well as how it should be structured and shared.

Expected results and effects

The DigiPlan project have delivered several results. What information needs different actors have. That the information need mainly depend on the role in the supply chain. The closer the final customer the larger need of different types of information. Different actors have reached different levels of digitalization. We see three possible solutions to work further: create prerequisites for information exchange regarding divergences; create a digitalized and updated delivery plan; and create traceability through a connected information chain.

Planned approach and implementation

During the project has two workshops and 32 interviews been carried out. Actors that have been interviewed are: developers, main contractors, sub-contractors, equipment suppliers, material suppliers, recycling companies, transporters and IT-system developers. The first worskop aimed at identifying what problems are connected to information sharing and the second on possible solutions. In the second workshop the participants were divided between construction and IT-actors as the interviews showed on differences in problem view.

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