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Paper w78-2011-Paper-115:
Knowledge-Based on site process optimization using RFID technology

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M Kadolsky,Y Srewil, R J Scherer

Knowledge-Based on site process optimization using RFID technology

Abstract:Current field practices at construction sites still rely on manual processes for asset tracking and information handling. The result is that the information of construction processes and process states are often incomplete and not available on time. Thus, the planners are confronted with an information gap preventing efficient process planning, delays in the execution of tasks and inefficient productivity on site. Therefore, to make a convenient decision for a potential alternative solution of process planning and to perform this alternative solution, methods for continuous monitoring of all resources and analyzing of the upcoming processes are required. In this paper an approach is presented, that comprises a knowledge-based process optimization system using RFID-technology. The aim of this approach is to bridge the information gap by using RFID-technology for a continuous information stream and to manage and to analyze this information stream by using a knowledge base and a process simulation software. Here, the focus of this paper lays on the knowledge base, which represents the core of the system. It is an efficient tool for the flexible description of building parts, resources, processes and RFID-technology for ensuring the logical connectivity between the different description elements.

Keywords:RFID, process modelling, knowledge management, ontologies

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