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(IT-3089) Cloud-Based DMS for Large and Complex Projects

Level: Advanced
Venue: 2019 AACE International Conference & Expo, June 16-19, 2019, New Orleans, LA, USA

Abstract: Massive drawing information is commonly required during construction, especially for large and complex projects. This paper proposes a cloud-based drawing management system (cloud-based DMS) for such projects in order to solve typical problems and frustrations encountered during traditional drawing management. The developed DMS is based on the Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition (J2EE) software structure, with high scalability and stability, and the expression layer based on a distributed browser/server (B/S) system. The system provides practical functions such as drawing viewing, editing, and issue recording. Issue reports can be automatically generated. Compared to traditional software-based DMS, the cloud based DMS can be accessed by a flexible range of smart devices such as phones, pads or computers via a browser. Updated drawing information can be guaranteed to be passed and presented instantaneously to the corresponding personnel. Multiple applications of this cloud-based DMS in large and complex projects proves that it can efficiently manage a great deal of drawings and improve the construction quality.