Application of integrated GPS and GIS technology for reducing construction waste and improving construction efficiency

Heng Li, Zhen Chen, Liang Yong, Stephen C. W. Kong

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Abstract

This paper presents a study on applying an integrated Global Position System (GPS) and Geographacial Information System (GIS) technology to the reduction of construction waste. During the study, a prototype study is developed from automatic data capture system such as the barcoding system for construction material and equipment (M&E) management onsite, whilst the integrated GPS and GIS technology is combined to the M&E system based on the Wide Area Network (WAN). Then, a case study is conducted to demonstrate the deployment of the system. Experimental results indicate that the proposed system can minimize the amount of onsite material wastage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-331
Number of pages9
JournalAutomation in Construction
Volume14
Issue number3
Early online date23 Nov 2004
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • construction waste
  • enterprise resource planning (ERP)
  • geographacial information system (GIS)
  • global position system (GPS)
  • material and equipment management

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