Adoption of RFID technology in the Construction industry
The Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology is a technology that uses communication via radio waves to exchange data between a reader and an electronic tag attached to an object, for the purpose of identification and tracking. The RFID technology has been around for a long time and is frequently used for tracking purposes by hospitals, casinos, warehouses, transit operators, etc.
Lately, the news is that RFID will be quickly gaining traction in the Construction industry. According to an article in Constructech magazine, the growth of RFID technology application in the Construction industry has been slow due to high costs and overall unfamiliarity by users. However, as more and more RFID systems and tracking softwares are being introduced into the market, the Construction industry will be better educated and more well-equipped with the benefits of using RFID. Furthermore, with proven results of cost savings in asset tracking and supply chain logistics by the retail industry, it is believed that this will greatly speed up the adoption of RFID technology in the Construction industry.
RFID World Asia 2011 is a 2-day strategy-level conference that will be attended by C-level attendees from industries such as Retail, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Manufacturing and Logistics. On Day One of the conference, hear from Mr. Jonathan Wan, Managing Director of Transvert Scaffolding & Engineering, Singapore, who will be speaking on utilising RFID to reduce cost, streamline production and improve safety in the Construction industry.