Cloud Asset-enabled Prefabrication Transportation Service for public housing production in Hong Kong

Gangyan Xu, Ray Y. Zhong, Huibin Yang, George Q. Huang

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Abstract

Prefabrication construction heavily relies on the efficiency and effectiveness of transportation since all the precast components must be delivered from prefabrication production manufacturers to construction sites for final assembly. Aiming at improving the operations and decision-making processes during prefabrication transportation, this paper proposes a Cloud Asset-enabled Prefabrication Transportation Service (CAPTSE), which could effectively facilitate the cross-border transportation in delivering these precast components. Several innovations are highlighted in CAPTSE. First of all, the concept of cloud asset is adopted to wrap various construction resources involved in the transportation phase, so that they could be uniquely identified, have the ability to sense their real-time status, and be managed remotely. Secondly, a rich set of services is developed in CAPTSE based on Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) which makes it an easy-to-deploy and flexible-to-access platform. Based on these services, different stakeholders in prefabrication transportation are able to make decisions efficiently according to the real-time data collected. Finally, a case study is presented to demonstrate the feasibility and practicality of CAPTSE in Hong Kong.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationAutomation for a Sustainable Future, CASE 2015
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages1497-1502
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781467381833
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Oct 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event11th IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, CASE 2015 - Elite Park Avenue Hotel, Gothenburg, Sweden
Duration: 24 Aug 201528 Aug 2015

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering
Volume2015-October
ISSN (Print)2161-8070
ISSN (Electronic)2161-8089

Conference

Conference11th IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, CASE 2015
Country/TerritorySweden
CityGothenburg
Period24/08/1528/08/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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