Publications / 2004 Proceedings of the 21st ISARC, Jeju, South Korea

Integration of Automated Data Collection Technologies for Real-Time Field Materials Management

Carlos H. Caldas, David G. Torrent, Carl T. Haas

This paper describes a research study that is investigating data and technology requirements for the implementation of integrated real-time materials management on construction job sites. Specifically, the research aims (1) to formalize methods for accurate and timely materials tracking and (2) to define data integration needs between sensing technologies, materials management, and project control systems. The first phase of this study focused on materials locating technologies. Preliminary results from field trials conducted as part of the first phase of this project are presented.

Keywords: materials management, information technology, sensing, computer integrated construction