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RFID in Construction

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RFID, short for Radio Frequency Identification, is a rapidly
evolving technology that can dramatically improve operational
efficiencies and customer service. RFID will fundamentally
transform the way information about products, equipment, animals
and even people is gathered and analysed in real time, providing
new business opportunities. Implementing RFID is about far more
than simply upgrading technology.

To see RFID purely as an IT issue would overlook the major
impact that RFID can have on the revenues, business processes, and
working practices of an organisation. This means that RFID brings
both challenges and opportunities, and dealing with these needs
direction from the top leadership team – ‘boardroom
buy-in’. Implementing RFID is a major commitment for an
organisation, and when a return on the investment may be years
away, it is essential that the technology chosen functions reliably
and is resilient. Planning, piloting and implementing your RFID
system in isolation is one problem, but ensuring it integrates
smoothly with your other IT systems and those of your partner
organisations is a whole new can of worms. RFID systems throw out
huge amounts of data, and where organisations are working in
partnership with others, for example in a supply chain, there are
immense challenges of data synchronisation, standardisation,
general management and overall ownership. Where RFID tags are
active, data is also streaming in constantly, adding another
dimension to the problem. Data management is a real issue.

This white paper describes for C-level executives and
line-of-business managers the opportunities and business benefits
of RFID in the Construction sector. It looks at various scenarios
where RFID is and provides answers to the questions:

  • What are some of the potential uses of Radio Frequency
    Identification (RFID) technology in the construction industry?
  • What are some of the critical issues with RFID in construction
  • How can individual companies leverage collective industry
    efforts to understand and implement these technologies?

Highlights of this white paper include:

  • Using RFID for Maintenance: Plant machinery, Smart metering,
  • RFID track and trace capabilities: Supply Chain, Utility Pipe
  • Authentication scenarios: People, Products
  • The potential of RFID in Health and Safety
  • RFID in Compliance

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