Smart Construction Administration

Sensors perfect the transport infrastructures by reporting automatically about its utilisation and current condition. Sensor-generated information about the stress on roads, tracks, canals, bridges and tunnels helps civil engineering authorities to better estimate the condition of the infrastructure. They recognise and repair damages in the transport infrastructure in order to ensure an optimal traffic flow. This is supplemented by indications from citizens via apps. Strong vibrations registered by smartphones during car trips simplify the early identification and removal of road damages.

Type of content: Assets
Type of asset:
Use case
Big data potential
Policy domains: Urban Planning & Transport
Phase in the policy cycle:
Policy Monitoring and Evaluation
Open license availability
Ease of use
Tags: Smart City Smart Government Real time information
SWOT Analysis for
Smart Construction Administration
Helpful Harmful
Strengths• Tracking: Stress on roads and bridges, Identification of road damages based on vibrations of smartphones, Progress in building projects
• Enhanced Situational Awareness: Smart testing glasses for construction approvals, which combine plans, reality and standards for the auditor, Drones for the detailed examination of complex buildings
• Sensor-driven Decision Analytics: Sensor-based stress tests of the transport infrastructure, Supportive statics checks during the approval process for civil engineering structures.
• Process optimization: Automated data recording tasks, Semi-automated building control, Fast detection and removal of damages, Joint processing of building applications
• - Optimized Resource Consumption: Minimizing the consumption of electricity, oil and gas for a building, Optimized process-integration for building applications
• Complex Autonomous Systems: Automated electronic communication on during the building application procedures, Smart & intelligently connected buildings, Smart & intelligently connected roads, Smart & intelligently connected tunnel
Weaknesses• Development needs effort and time
• Financial expenses required: smart government is about the complete redesign of paper based processes with digital record and workflow management systems, e.g. relying entirely on virtual objects
• Insufficient scientific foundation
• Research & development capacity
• Sensor-data enables behaviour tracking
• Insufficient political prioritization
Opportunities• Roads, highways, railways, rivers, canals and bridges are key pillars for the transport infrastructure of a state. Therefore, they must be inspected on a regular basis, and if necessary be overhauled or replaced
• Electronic communication opens up new opportunities for process workflows in a smart construction administration, based on collaborative, transparent and efficient building application processes.
• Upcoming changes towards smart government that are triggered by the Internet of Things and Services.
• Reduce risk of human casualties
• Innovation potential and impulses
• Novel intelligently networked objects
• Novel intelligently networked services
• Innovative cyber-physical systems -Increases in efficiency
• Cost and fee reductions
Threats• Disruptive nature of changes
• Lack of permanent funding
• Lack of acceptance and participation
• Strategic exploitations of fears of transparency
• From the perspective of public sector informatics and business informatics, until now the opportunities and risks of smart government have neither been systematically captured nor comprehensively developed.

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