Real-time locating systems applications in construction

Li, Heng, Chan, Greg, Wong, Johnny Kwok Wai, & Skitmore, Martin (2016) Real-time locating systems applications in construction. Automation in Construction, 63, pp. 37-47.

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Real-time locating systems (RTLSs) are considered an effective way to identify and track the location of an object in both indoor and outdoor environments. Various RTLSs have been developed and made commercially available in recent years. Research into RTLSs in the construction sector is ubiquitous and results have been published in many construction-related academic journals over the past decade. A succinct and systematic review of current applications would help academics, researchers and industry practitioners in identifying existing research deficiencies and therefore future research directions. However, such a review is lacking to date.

This paper provides a framework for understanding RTLS research and development in the construction literature over the last decade. The research opportunities and directions of construction RTLS are highlighted. Background information relating to construction RTLS trends, accuracy, deployment, cost, purposes, advantages and limitations is provided. Four major research gaps are identified and research opportunities and directions are highlighted.

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ID Code: 91956
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Indoor positioning systems, global positioning systems, application areas, sensor technologies, automated data acquisition, real-time locating systems
DOI: 10.1016/j.autcon.2015.12.001
ISSN: 0959-6526
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Elsevier B.V.
Copyright Statement: This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Deposited On: 18 Jan 2016 02:30
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2016 05:59

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