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Automated Tracking of Structural Steel Members at the Construction Site

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Author(s)

K M. Furlani, L E. Pfeffer

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.
Proceedings Title
17th IAARC/CIB/IEEE/IFAC/IFR International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction
Conference Dates
September 18-20, 2000
Conference Location
Taipei, TW
Conference Title
International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction

Keywords

bar code, component tracking, construction, laser positioning system, metrology, real-time tracking, RFID, wireless data transfer

Citation

Furlani, K. and Pfeffer, L. (2000), Automated Tracking of Structural Steel Members at the Construction Site, 17th IAARC/CIB/IEEE/IFAC/IFR International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, Taipei, TW, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=860296 (Accessed July 17, 2024)

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Created September 18, 2000, Updated February 19, 2017