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

Use RFID to Establish Site Building Material Management System

Yan-Chyuan Shiau, Ming-Teh Wang, Meng-Jia Yeh, Shang-Fong Chen
Pages 561-570 (2010 Proceedings of the 27th ISARC, Bratislava, Slovakia, ISBN 978-80-7399-974-2, ISSN 2413-5844)

The demands of building materials are often schedule-orientated during execution of a construction project. In this study, RFID, ER Model, database and IT environment were used to develop the “Site Material Management System”. This system integrates site material control which assisted construction companies to execute material management on construction site. The system gathered related information such as activities, materials, required schedule, quantity and material providers. When the inventory amount reach alert level, the system will automatically generate related message and informs the upstream company to purchase material according to the preliminary schedule. The system can help construction companies accurately control the purchase time, prevent work suspension due to material waiting, and reduce storage cost to assure the success of a project.

Keywords: RFID, material management