Cyber-Adaptive Physical Systems for Automated Construction Progress Monitoring and Asset Tracking
Date of Award
Master of Science in Engineering
Civil and Construction Engineering
Dr. Abiola Akanmu
Dr. Osama Adubayyeh
Dr. Upul Attanayake
RTLS-RFID, construction, progress, asset, tracking
Masters Thesis-Open Access
Despite the benefits of building information models as a means of communication, collaboration and integration in construction projects, their use is often limited to the design and tendering/bidding stage. Potential of building information models lies in its implementation during construction, operations and maintenance phases of a facility’s lifecycle. Tight Integration of building information model and physical facility by means of computational resources is required to achieve this potential such that changes in one environment are automatically reflected in the other. This is termed a cyber-adaptive physical systems approach. This research investigates the applicability of a cyber-adaptive physical systems approach in the construction industry. Suitable technologies and limitation of existing approaches was determined by brief literature review and three prototypes were developed for automated component status tracking, asset tracking in constructed facilities and automated progress tracking using earned value management. The benefits of these systems include access to real-time progress information for quick decision making and the potential for enhancing real-time collaboration between the job site and main office. These prototypes were also tested for reliability in different case-studies.
Rasheed, Syed Hammad, "Cyber-Adaptive Physical Systems for Automated Construction Progress Monitoring and Asset Tracking" (2013). Masters Theses. 135.