RFID localization in construction with IoT and security integration

Shahed I. Khan, Biplob R. Ray, Nemai C. Karmakar

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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) systems have remarkable potential to be used in the supply chain management systems of the construction industry. RFID's ability to identify, track and locate objects provides tremendous flexibility in planning and operation of the industry. Consequently, RFID systems can contribute to on-time project completion, cost savings, enhanced reputation, and avoidance of regulatory fines. Moreover, RFID enhances visibility into inventory, equipment, and workforce, ensuring real-time safety measures. This paper conducts an in-depth analysis of state-of-the-art RFID detection and localization techniques, identifying gaps specific to the construction sector. The paper proposes the integration of emerging technologies, with a particular focus on the Internet of Things (IoT) and security mechanisms. This integration aims to solve challenges in using RFID systems in the construction industry's supply chain. It promises to enhance efficiency, security, and effectiveness of RFID technology, leading to a more efficient and resilient supply chain management system.

Original languageEnglish
Article number105249
Number of pages12
JournalAutomation in Construction
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2024


  • Authentication
  • Construction 4.0
  • Construction industry
  • Counterfeit
  • Industry 4.0
  • Internet of things
  • IoT
  • Localization
  • Physical layer security
  • Radio frequency identification
  • RFID
  • Supply chain

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