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Decentralised information management in facility management using radio frequency identification technology
Author(s): Zixiang Cong; Farhan Manzoor; Hang Yin; Karsten Menzel
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Paper Abstract

Facility Management (FM) is a critical component of the operational phase of a building's life cycle, which includes management of building systems and its services. A large quantity of data is collected from maintaining a building through FM. One question that arises is how can this data be distributed between different systems? A solution to this problem is important for facility managers and maintenance staff. This paper discusses the merits of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology and its potential use in applications within the FM sector. The paper also reports a prototypical demonstrator implementation of an RFID based information management system for FM-scenarios. The prototype was deployed and tested in an office room at University College Cork (UCC), Ireland. The applicability of RFID for Decentralised Information Management (DIM) was applied and specific results for demonstration outputs were achieved.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 October 2009
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7493, Second International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering, 749310 (21 October 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.837589
Show Author Affiliations
Zixiang Cong, Univ. College Cork (Ireland)
Farhan Manzoor, Univ. College Cork (Ireland)
Hang Yin, Univ. College Cork (Ireland)
Karsten Menzel, Univ. College Cork (Ireland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7493:
Second International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering
Jinsong Leng; Anand K. Asundi; Wolfgang Ecke, Editor(s)

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