Application of integrated GPS and GIS technology for reducing construction waste and improving construction efficiency

Heng Li, Zhen Chen, Liang Yong, Stephen C.W. Kong

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This paper presents a study on applying an integrated Global Position System (GPS) and Geographacial Information System (GIS) technology to the reduction of construction waste. During the study, a prototype study is developed from automatic data capture system such as the barcoding system for construction material and equipment (M&E) management onsite, whilst the integrated GPS and GIS technology is combined to the M&E system based on the Wide Area Network (WAN). Then, a case study is conducted to demonstrate the deployment of the system. Experimental results indicate that the proposed system can minimize the amount of onsite material wastage.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-331
Number of pages9
JournalAutomation in Construction
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2005


  • Construction waste
  • Enterprise resource planning (ERP)
  • Geographacial Information System (GIS)
  • Global Position System (GPS)
  • Material and equipment management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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