The project is about construction management and consulting in which a platform will be given to our website users to have access to all items and materials for construction of any infrastructure. Our Platform will assist users in the planning of refurbishment task. For the first time, users are able to calculate personalized concepts themselves and can choose any building contractors from our platform according to their investment. Users can have access to gain considerable information advantage regarding new materials in market. The most major part is the auction portal in which vendors can publish their product for selling. Bidding will take place and then product will be sold to highest bidder.
1.1 Problem Description
Building any infrastructure has been considered a huge task by people. It requires time, energy and more cost. People have to visit market to buy material and also they have to find contractor according to their budget. This project will give them access to all items with their appropriate price so that they don’t have to visit market for finding stuff they like and also they can choose contactors according to their budget. Users can now virtually design their home from our platform easily. It is energy-efficient, cost-efficient and time saving. It also allows builder to plan an ecologically sustainable renovation or construction project.
1.2 Project Overview
In proposed project, we will be going to use modern web development techniques for fast responsive e-commerce web portal.
We will create a module in which contractors and vendors can create their professional profile which can be viewed by customers. We will gather all information related to material and make a database for it We will create a platform for our users in which they are allow to design their virtual home, it will step wise procedure from base to completion of building in which user will be allowed to choose their desire items.
Third module is auction portal in which vendors will be allowed to sell their product and will be sold to highest bidder.
1.3 Project Scope
Preliminary Scope Statement:
E-Commerce based Construction Management & Planning Web Portal will be facilitating users to design their house online without visiting market. User will be able to see all latest construction materials with their cost and pictorial view. Moreover, Contractors also can sign up on our website so that customers can easily hire them for installation and labor. Vendors will be able to publish their item on portal for selling. This project will end till 20th May,2017
Project Scope Statement: Version- I
Addition to this project is also to create online Auction Portal for Customers in which vendors are allowed to sign up, make a portfolio and publish any deal on portal starting from the lowest price. Customers will bid on that particular deal. It will be sold to the highest bidder at the end.
E-commerce as anything that involves an online transaction. E-commerce provides multiple benefits to the consumers in form of availability of goods at lower cost, wider choice and saves time. The general category of e-commerce can be broken down into two parts: E-merchandise: E-finance. E commerce involves conducting business using modern communication instruments: telephone, fax, e-payment, money transfer systems, e-data interchange and the Internet. Now-a-days people are all over the internets and they don’t want to put effort on purchasing in shopping malls and markets. They are searching for such E-commerce website on internets which can ease their difficulty. Many Websites are already build and working on many products and comforting their customers. According to some of Authors we have found some facts about E-commerce as given:
E-commerce (electronic commerce) is the commerce which meaning trade or buying/selling of products and services, or the transferring of data or funds, over a network which is primarily the internet. These business transactions occur either as business-to-business, business-to-consumer, consumer-to-consumer or consumer-to-business.
Information technology and the Internet have had a dramatic effect on business operations. Companies are making large investments in e-commerce applications but are hard pressed to evaluate the success of their e-commerce systems. 1
· The impact of e-commerce on consumers, public policy, business and education is examined. It behooves academics and students alike to keep abreast of new developments in this field and to contribute to the public debate on the widespread effects of e-commerce. 2
With the advent of the Internet, online processes are replacing conventional models in our society. The greatest impact in online technology has been achieved by e-commerce. E-commerce is attractive both to buyers and sellers as it reduces search costs for buyers and inventory costs for sellers. 3
2.2 Online Auctions
Online Auctions are the auctions with are done over the internet. These includes computations which carry these auctions on internet. Auctions have same functionality like real auctions but have some alterations. Mechanism consist of time limits of specific product which is to be sold. Bidding will be take place. Customers have to put a bid on product and customer will be shown continuously that who is a highest bidder or any one cross his bidding amount, ultimately when there will no more customer to put a bid or the time expires. The product will be sold to the highest bidder. According to some authors we have found some following facts about online bidding:
Auctions are traditional and well-studied economic mechanisms, and economists have
long studied the design of auctions intended to satisfy various goals, including that of maximizing the total revenue obtained by the auctioneer from the auction. Traditionally, however, economists have analyzed auctions under the assumption that statistical information about the participating bidders is available. Recent work in computer science has been directed toward designing auctions in the absence of such statistical assumptions, using instead a form of worst-case competitive analysis. 4
The Internet’s computational power and flexibility have made auctions a widespread and integral part of both consumer and business markets. Though online auctions are a multi-billion-dollar annual activity, with a growing variety of sophisticated trading mechanisms, scientific research on them is at an early stage. 5
3.1 Purpose of Document
The purpose of document is to describe the details of e-commerce based construction material and planning web portal. The Chapter also explains the working, specification, functionalities and constraints under which the proposed website will operate and how it will behave. The Chapter describes all functional and non-functional requirements.
3.2 System Overview and Scope
Construction Management & Planning Web Portal is an e-commerce based web portal which allow users to buy all kind of construction materials and it also allows vendors to publish their items for selling. It also provides contractors to publish their portfolio