“Data is Gold” – We collect data that provides the “5th D” to a 4D model where the “4th D” is the project schedule data and the “5th D” is the “Physical World Connection” data of the location and status (supplier, inventory, issued, installed, etc.) of the pre-engineered component. By using advanced technology that continues to improve each year, we can capture material status while materials move through the normal materials management and construction processes without requiring the manual recording of data by a human.
“RFID, in conjunction with BIM, shows great promise in the promotion of lean construction techniques in the construction industry. As the technology becomes more readily accessible and the cost implementation decreases, this will be used on more and more construction projects.”
Dr. Mark Taylor, PhD
JD McWhorter School of Building Science
Download a RFID in Construction whitepaper by Dr. Taylor (1MB).
Once you begin to automatically capture data about the physical installation of pre-engineered components you can begin to trigger financial events such as progress payments to sub-contractors and suppliers.
We can also integrate directly with your modeling software to provide you with a visual representation of the progress of your construction project based on the physical location and material status of your pre-engineered components as they move throughout the supply chain to the point of installation.