Construction Management with RFID
Intelligent & Automated Construction Job Site Solutions: RFID, Cloud Computing and BIM in vertical building construction

Construction companies face a unique set of asset management and operational challenges. Acquiring material quickly, managing on-site labor, operating fleets of vehicles, and ensuring that expensive assets are secure and being utilized to their full potential are daily activities on a job site. Further, the ever-changing environment of construction sites introduces issues like theft, misplacement, and unauthorized use of equipment.

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a proven technology for tracking valuable assets and addressing operational challenges - representing a new way for the construction industry to do business. RFID plays a pivotal role in improving accuracy and productivity in all phases of the construction process including Planning, Building, Maintenance and Operating.

ThingMagic has had the opportunity to design, build and run an RFID–based personnel management system on a large construction project in California. Only three months after going-live, the general contractor is blown away by the system benefits and the richness of the collected data.

For more information:

Read our blog post: RFID + Cloud + BIM for Managing Personnel in Vertical Construction

Read RFID Journal's coverage: DPR Construction Uses RFID Building-Security Solution

Download Solution Brief: RFID-Based Asset Tracking and Project Management

 

RFID Demand Increasing

"Month to month, we're seeing demand for RFID label applications that extend far beyond traditional retail and supply chain use. In addition to CPG suppliers, manufacturers and retailers, our RFID customers include businesses in the food industry, pharmaceuticals, healthcare and other markets, using RFID for inventory control, asset tracking, document tracking, and even patient tracking. When they see a demonstration of a 10-second RFID scan of a rack of products versus a 10-minute manual bar code scan of the same rack, they're eager to adopt RFID and customize an application for their specific use."

-- Stephen Hull, Sato America