Construction: Smart Chips, Smart Solutions

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At the prompting of its members, FIATECH investigated commercial-ready and near-ready RFID technologies that can be easily adapted for field construction and operations, as well as maintenance applications. The project, known as Smart Chips, planned, resourced and completed eight in-field pilot tests of commercial-ready technologies in high-interest construction-industry applications, including the use of sensors to accelerate concrete maturity readings, locating and tracking fabricated pipe, tracking materials and assets, site tool management and structural strain monitoring. Last year, FIATECH completed a study on leveraging technology to improve construction productivity. Results and findings from this research will be presented and discussed.


Nicole Testa Boston, Deputy Director, FIATECH