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Albert Zulps

CS21652: Using a Real-Time Location System to Improve Construction Safety and Productivity

(Duration 01:06:11)

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Learn what RTLS is and how it can be used on a construction project and through the project lifecycle
  • Discover best practices and common pitfalls around RTLS
  • Learn how RTLS systems can interact with other systems
  • Understand the future potential for RTLS

Materials

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Description

Description

Construction is still one of the most dangerous jobs in the world, with job sites being complex networks of people, equipment, and activity that are dangerous and ever changing. With continued pressured to drive more value to clients, how do project teams use technology to improve productivity while maintaining safe working conditions? Skanska sought to answer this question and has piloted the use of an Internet of Things (IoT)-based technology called real-time location systems (RTLS) to dynamically track people and assets in order to make our job sites smarter, safer, and more productive. This presentation will focus on how RTLS can enhance environmental awareness and real-time visibility of worker’s safety and productivity on active job sites, as well as into operations. Representatives of Skanska and Redpoint Positioning will explore RTLS in action on real projects, along with benefits, challenges, and lessons learned. They will also explore the role of CAD and Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools when deploying RTLS. This session features Revit, AutoCAD, and BIM 360 Field. AIA Approved

Target Audience

Target Audience

Owner/operators, construction managers and safety professional who have an interest in enhancing production efficiency and safety

Speakers

Speakers

Albert Zulps

Albert Zulps is a virtual design and construction (VDC) regional director for Skanska USA Building with over 25 years of experience. As a founding member of Skanska USA’s VDC group, he has helped to advance the widespread use of emerging technologies, including pioneering Building Information Modeling (BIM)-based radio frequency identification (RFID) material tracking of precast concrete at MetLife Stadium, implementing the use of prefabrication on multiple projects, and now testing technologies to advance the smart job site. Born and raised in Canada, Zulps earned a Master of Architecture degree from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia and a Diploma of Mechanical Engineering Technology from the British Columbia Institute of Technology, preceded by studies at the Royal Naval Engineering College in Plymouth, England. He served as a marine engineering officer in the Royal Canadian Navy, and an architect with the internationally renowned firms Cook+Fox Architects in New York City, and Henriquez Partners Architects in Vancouver.

Jonathan Horne

Co-founder and VP Product Management at Redpoint Positioning Corporation. Dedicated to bringing safety and efficiency to industrial construction job sites globally using innovative indoor GPS technology.

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Published

  • 2016
  • CS21652
  • AU Las Vegas

Software

  • Revit
  • AutoCAD
  • BIM 360 Field

Industries

  • Construction Services
  • Architecture Services
  • General Architecture. Engineering and Construction

Topics

  • Building Construction
  • Internet of Things (IoT)