Publications / 2010 Proceedings of the 27th ISARC, Bratislava, Slovakia

Integrated Advance Data Storage Technology for Effective Construction Logistics Management

Javad Majrouhi Sardroud, Mukesh C. Limbachiya
Pages 89-98 (2010 Proceedings of the 27th ISARC, Bratislava, Slovakia, ISBN 978-80-7399-974-2, ISSN 2413-5844)

This paper presents a study on applying an integrated application of RFID, GPS and GSM technology for mobile, pervasive and ubiquitous tracking and locating of any objects in construction supply chain and logistics. Accurate and timely identification and tracking of resource are vital to operating a well managed and cost efficient construction project. RFID integrated with the GPS provides an opportunity to uniquely identify materials and to locate and track them in a real time basis using minimal or no worker input where transmission of data from the system to the central database will be carried out with the help of standard cellular phone communications networks technology such as GPRS and SMS. In this research GIS will be used for analyzing and representing collected data. The authors believe that full automation of the construction supply chain and logistics can increase the efficiency and productively and lead to reductions in project costs and time.

Keywords: Construction logistics, GPS, RFID.