This paper aims at developing an integrated cloud-based internet of things (IoT) platform for asset management of elevated metro rail project. This platform will provide information about the various assets of the project and its location in real time which will be helpful in better management of assets. Furthermore, prototype of the platform is developed in which sensors are embedded on assets for traceability and its information can be directly accessed by stakeholders through this web based application. This platform will help reduce the amount of errors in information management. Also this would enhance collaboration amongst the various stakeholders of the project. It has been observed that by using this platform the paper works pertaining to the record keeping during the process of segment production and segment transportation can be reduced by about 30%. Furthermore, the cycle time for casting and transportation of each precast segment can be reduced by about 17% and 50% respectively. This indicates that there is an improvement of production efficiency. The results of the prototype conclude that the platform is feasible for application at construction sites for real time monitoring and management of assets.
- asset management system
- Cloud computing
- Internet of Things (IoT)
- metro rail construction
- radio frequency identification device (RFID)