Interface Management Between Civil and E&M

Wen-Ten Guo and Chao Ping Frank YANG

Department of Civil Engineering, National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology


This thesis is based on the actual practice of the Taoyuan Metro Green Line (GM01) [1] project. Since the development has been highly increased in Taoyuan City, the demand for public transportation has also increased slightly; therefore, the Taoyuan City Government has decided to extend the MRT web together with the existing Taiwan Taoyuan Airport Line (TTYMRT) to provide the passengers who live in Taoyuan City, New Taipei city and Taipei city a better transportation service web. With the rapid transportation development of technology and the increasingly bigger size of constructions, the involved parties are required to pay more attention to all types of complex interface problems than ever before. Considering the mass rapid transit system (MRTS) as an example, several problems resulting from complicated mechanical, electrical, civil, and track interfaces led to enormous losses in the construction process. Accordingly, this paper intends to use quantitative methods to categorize various interface problems in MRTS construction projects and identify their impacts to clarify these interface problems. The analysis results identify six dimensions in the interface problems, among which the experience and coordination dimensions are crucial regarding progress rate and quality. To enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of future projects, two feasible suggestions based on the results of this study are provided for all practitioners who are engaged in dealing with these broad and complicated interface problems. 

KEYWORDS: Interface; Management, Responsibility; ICD (Interface Control Documents); CSD/SEM (Combined Systems Drawings/ Structure, Electric and mechanical)