Mobile and Pervasive Computing in Construction

Mobile and Pervasive Computing in Construction

by Chimay J. Anumba
     
 

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Construction researchers and industry practitioners have begun to explore the possibilities offered by mobile and pervasive computing in architecture, engineering and construction (AEC). It is expected that the construction industry will be keen to apply these technologies as they promise significant benefits in areas such as materials management, project management,

Overview

Construction researchers and industry practitioners have begun to explore the possibilities offered by mobile and pervasive computing in architecture, engineering and construction (AEC). It is expected that the construction industry will be keen to apply these technologies as they promise significant benefits in areas such as materials management, project management, distributed collaboration and information management, all leading to improvements in productivity.

This book offers a comprehensive reference volume to the use of mobile and pervasive computing in construction. Based on contributions from a mix of leading researchers and experts from academia and industry, it provides up-to-date insights into current research topics in this field as well as the latest technological advancements and practical examples. The chapters introduce the key theoretical concepts in mobile and pervasive computing and highlight the applications and solutions which are available to the construction industry. More specifically, the book focuses on the manner in which these technologies can be applied to improve practices in construction and related industries.

This book will be of particular interest to academics, researchers, and graduate students at universities and industrial practitioners seeking to apply mobile and pervasive computing systems to improve construction industry productivity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118422274
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/29/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
File size:
12 MB
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Meet the Author

Chimay J. Anumba is Professor of Architectural Engineering and Head of the Department of Architectural Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University, USA.

Xiangyu Wang is Professor of the Built Environment in the School of the Built Environment, Curtin University, Australia.

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