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Brisbane builders to trial IoT trackers on construction sites

July 11, 2019 / Matt Johnston

Surveying and geology firm Monitum is exploring how hyper-specific location data can lower costs and increase safety on construction sites with the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and the Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC).An 18-month ‘Mthing’ research project will use internet of things (IoT) sensors on various construction site assets to receive and record Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) signals in near-real time. The hope is that more accurate measurements will be produced faster than current manual techniques, while also being automatically sent to the cloud for storage and processing through the IoT network.The Mthing project will also look at developing GNSS IoT sensors to provide more cost-effective measure solutions that still retain high levels of precision, and the potential for those sensors to provide instant alerts.