Real-time safety early warning system for cross passage construction in Yangtze Riverbed Metro Tunnel based on the internet of things

L. Y. Ding, C. Zhou, Q. X. Deng, H. B. Luo, X. W. Ye, Yiqing Ni, P. Guo

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With the rapid development of urbanization in China, the number and size of underground space development projects are increasing quickly. At the same time, more and more accidents are causing underground construction to increasingly become a focus of social attention. Therefore, this research presents a real-time safety early warning system to prevent accidents and improve safety management in underground construction, based on the "internet of things" (IoT) technology. The proposed system seamlessly integrates a fiber Bragg grating (FBG) sensor system and a RFID (radio frequency identification)-based labor tracking system. This system has been validated and verified through a real-world application at the cross passage construction site in the Yangtze Riverbed Metro Tunnel project in Wuhan, China. The system's application results show that it can effectively promote underground construction safety management efficiency, specifically in the real time detection, monitoring and early warning of safety risks.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-37
Number of pages13
JournalAutomation in Construction
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2013


  • Artificial ground freezing
  • Cross passage construction
  • Early warning system
  • FBG sensor
  • Internet of things
  • RFID
  • Safety risk

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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