#2 Automated tracking of construction materials for improved supply chain logistics and provenance – Phase 1 Scoping Study

The construction supply chain poses challenges and risks mainly due to its unstable, highly fragmented, and geographically dispersed nature. The ability to track and trace (i.e., traceability), is becoming increasingly important as it contributes to and associates with building compliances, safety, project efficiency, and sustainability. This study aims to understand the state-of-the-art of traceability in the construction industry and key stakeholders’ perspectives, as well as to recommend future research. Our researchers have used multiple research methods (e.g., interviews, literature review and case studies) to assess existing and emerging tracking technologies (e.g., sensors, information systems) for sectoral and issue appropriateness.