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

Recent highly publicised building failures have been compounded by an inability to trace non-conforming materials.

Further, project performance is limited by a lack of supply chain visibility.

New modes of data capture are required to register compliance, track materials to site, track construction progress, and provide ongoing traceability.

This project will investigate the building supply chain and assess tracking technologies for sectoral appropriateness. Recommendations for the implementation of automated material tracking will seek to improve project performance and establish provenance data. Technologies will be assessed against a sectoral shift towards smart contracts and an ecosystem­ based, rather than linear, supply chain.