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Remote Wireless Communications for Construction Management: A Case Study

Brilakis, I Remote Wireless Communications for Construction Management: A Case Study. In: the International Conference on Computing and Decision Making in Civil and Building Engineering, 2006-6-14 to 2006-6-16, Montreal, QC, Canada pp. 135-144.. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The recent advances in urban wireless communications and protocols that spurred the development of city-wide wireless infrastructure motivated this research, since in many cases, construction sites are not conveniently located for wired connectivity. Large scale transportation projects for example, such as new highways, railroad tracks and the networks of utilities (power-lines, phone lines, mobile towers, etc) that usually follow them are constructed in areas where wired infrastructure for data exchange is often expensive and time-consuming to deploy. The communication difficulties that can be encountered in such construction sites can be addressed with a wireless communications link between the construction site and the decision-making office. This paper presents a case study on long-range, wireless communications suitable for data exchange between construction sites and engineering headquarters. The purpose of this study was to define the requirements for a reliable wireless communications model where common types of electronic construction data will be exchanged in a fast and efficient manner, and construction site personnel will be able to interact and share knowledge, information and electronic resources with the office staff.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Wireless remote connections local area networks data transfer communications
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div D > Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 12:21
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2014 14:26
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