Project Information and Communications Management

  • Alberto De Marco


This chapter gives an overview of how to compose effective information and communications systems for Project Management. First, it describes the four main components that an information system is likely to have in construction businesses, namely: a file repository, a set of specialized software packages for individual productivity, a project planner and a collaborative workplace. Then, we discuss the communication management practice and the organizational problems involved. Finally, a brief note presents the most important kinds of documents and management reports that usually circulate in a construction project.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alberto De Marco
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  1. 1.Department of Management and Production EngineeringPolitecnico di TorinoTurinItaly

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