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Mar 2018 - Market Perspective - Doc # AP43424418

Construction Site Real-time Monitoring and Inspection: Internet of Things Use Case Analysis

Authors: Bill Rojas, Hugh Ujhazy, Shaily Shah

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Construction site monitoring composed of industrial sensors and drone-based visual high-resolution inspection of ongoing construction and postconstruction is becoming a best practice that is sweeping across the construction industry to reduce accidents and streamline the construction process. Regulators in some markets, such as Singapore, have imposed strict guidance regarding the collection of relevant real-time field data during construction to avoid repeats of previous construction accidents. Bill Rojas, adjunct research director of telecoms, IDC Asia/Pacific, says, "Construction site monitoring is an internet of things use case that improves the operations associated with construction by collecting data from sensors. With respect to wireless access technologies, broadband cellular (3G High-Speed Packet Access [HSPA], Long-Term Evolution [LTE], and 5G in the future) and low-power WAN (LPWAN) networks are the preferred choice of access technology."

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