Utilisation of Remote Monitoring Systems in Construction Project Management

Nomusa Makhathini, Innocent Musonda, Adetayo Onososen

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Traditional project monitoring systems are increasingly linked with high financial losses, project delays and poor project performance. Emerging digital technologies such as remote monitoring systems offer immense potential in resolving these challenges. This study identifies the challenges faced in managing multiple projects in the construction industry and how adopting remote monitoring systems can mitigate the challenges presented by these. Case study approach was adopted to contrast practical usage of remote monitoring and on-site monitoring systems. By using similar projects, with the same organisation and client, a comparative analysis between traditional on-site monitoring and remote monitoring systems on project efficiency, resource optimization and project outcome revealed that remote monitored multiple construction projects had better project performance on its goals and objectives compared to traditional monitored systems. Given the urgent need for improved productivity in the built sector, it is therefore imperative that remote monitoring systems adoption is adopted at national and organizational levels in the built environment. Furthermore, its need is imperative for further studies and research with regards to scaling its use for both big construction conglomerates and small and medium-sized construction firms.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConstruction in 5D
Subtitle of host publicationDeconstruction, Digitalization, Disruption, Disaster, Development - Proceedings of the 15th Built Environment Conference, 2021
EditorsTheo C. Haupt, Mariam Akinlolu, Fredrick Simpeh, Christopher Amoah, Zakheeya Armoed
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783030977474
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event15th Built Environment Conference, 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 27 Sept 202128 Sept 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Civil Engineering
ISSN (Print)2366-2557
ISSN (Electronic)2366-2565


Conference15th Built Environment Conference, 2021
CityVirtual, Online


  • Construction multiple projects
  • Remote monitoring system
  • Resource optimisation
  • Traditional monitoring system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering


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