RFID-based traceability system for constructional steel reuse

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This paper introduces a traceability system based on radio-frequency identification tags attached to the steel building components to provide a link to the cloud-based electronic material passport and 3D information model obtained by aerial scanning of the building before deconstruction. With such traceability system, the complete and accurate information about the building components, their quality and history can be readily available before the deconstruction of the building. This will allow more efficient reuse and better decision-making in deconstruction planning phase. For instance, it would be also possible to check actual demand for the particular component or the whole assembly. The technology was demonstrated on a real deconstruction and reuse of industrial steel hall in Tampere, Finland.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLife-Cycle of Structures and Infrastructure Systems - Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering, IALCCE 2023
EditorsFabio Biondini, Dan M. Frangopol
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic) 978-1-003-32302-0
Publication statusPublished - 2023
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event8th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering, IALCCE 2023 - Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
Duration: 2 Jul 20236 Jul 2023


Conference8th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering, IALCCE 2023


The research presented in this paper was supported by the EU project ICEBERG. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 869336.


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