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Publication Citation: Automated Tracking of Structural Steel Members at the Construction Site

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Author(s): K M. Furlani; L E. Pfeffer;
Title: Automated Tracking of Structural Steel Members at the Construction Site
Published: September 18, 2000
Abstract: This paper presents further development and experimental testing of Comp-TRAK, a prototype system for identification and spatial tracking of structural steel components on a live construction site. Comp-TRAK is a web-based system for rapid tracking of construciton components with compact, field-rugged sensors and computers, interoperability protocols for data transmission, and a 3-D site visualizer that reflects the current state of tracked components on the construction site. The result is a graphically-driven system that provides real-time identification, position, and orientation data about components to users in the field and at remote locations.
Conference: International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction
Proceedings: 17th IAARC/CIB/IEEE/IFAC/IFR International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction
Location: Taipei, TW
Dates: September 18-20, 2000
Keywords: bar code;component tracking;construction;laser positioning system;metrology;real-time tracking;RFID;wireless data transfer
Research Areas: Building and Fire Research
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