Project engineers and managers involved in construction spend a disproportionate amount of time collecting and processing construction data. This processing of data typically causes the construction manager to be distracted from the more important task of supervising and controlling the project. The amount of construction data will most likely continue to expand in the future creating more of a burden on the construction manager. So reducing the volume of data most likely will not occur. New innovative data management systems that utilize the latest in computer and automatic identification technologies should be developed. This report describes such a system for use by INDOT. The goal of the system is to create a "paperless" environment for INDOT personnel that are involved with the construction program. This system will provide better data organization and flow resulting in reduced paperwork processing time and providing more time to devote to managing the construction process.

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construction data management

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