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Utilizing Industry 4.0 on the Construction Site Challenges and opportunities

Turner, Christopher J., Oyekan, John, Stergioulas, Lampros and Griffin, David (2020) Utilizing Industry 4.0 on the Construction Site Challenges and opportunities IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics.

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In recent years a step change has been seen in the rate of adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies by manufacturers and industrial organizations alike. This paper discusses the current state of the art in the adoption of industry 4.0 technologies within the construction industry. Increasing complexity in onsite construction projects coupled with the need for higher productivity is leading to increased interest in the potential use of industry 4.0 technologies. This paper discusses the relevance of the following key industry 4.0 technologies to construction: data analytics and artificial intelligence; robotics and automation; buildings information management; sensors and wearables; digital twin and industrial connectivity. Industrial connectivity is a key aspect as it ensures that all Industry 4.0 technologies are interconnected allowing the full benefits to be realized. This paper also presents a research agenda for the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies within the construction sector; a three-phase use of intelligent assets from the point of manufacture up to after build and a four staged R&D process for the implementation of smart wearables in a digital enhanced construction site.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Surrey Business School
Authors :
Turner, Christopher
Oyekan, John
Date : 2020
DOI : 10.1109/TII.2020.3002197
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Uncontrolled Keywords : Industry 4.0; Industrial Internet; Cyber Physical Systems; Internet of Things; Wearables; Digital Twin
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 16 Jun 2020 11:58
Last Modified : 16 Jun 2020 11:58

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