RFID with BIM


Emerging wireless remote sensing technologies offer significant potential in advancing the management of construction processes by providing real-time access to the locations of workers, materials, and equipment. Unfortunately, little is known regarding the reliability and practical benefits of emerging sensing technology integrated with Building Information Modelling (BIM) within an indoor building environment. This limitation effectively impedes widespread adoption of sensing technology. This paper introduces and evaluates the framework that integrates commercially-available Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology for real-time, mobile resource location tracking in a BIM model. The need will be explained with potential applications in construction and facility management. Algorithms to process RFID signals and integrate the generated information in BIM will be presented. Furthermore, to demonstrate the benefits of location tracking technology and its integration in BIM, the paper provides a preliminary demonstration on tracking valuable assets inside buildings in real-time.

 

 

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