Bechtel wins RFID Journal Award

RFID Journal conferred its Best RFID Implementation Award on Bechtel for the company’s ground-breaking use of the tagging technology. Bechtel is using thousands of active radio frequency identification (RFID) tags to manage construction materials for the three LNG projects the company is building on Curtis Island in Queensland, Australia. The RFID Journal Awards recognise excellence in the creation and use of radio frequency identification technologies.

“The way the RFID technology has been applied on the Curtis Island projects really pushed the envelope, and the results are impressive”, said Mike Lewis, Bechtel’s global manager of construction. Bechtel deployed the Jovix system from Atlas RFID Solutions to help track and deliver materials from multiple storage locations to the three project construction sites. Tracking and delivery for the projects presented unique challenges given the vast size of the construction sites and their island location, requiring the materials to be stored on the mainland and transported across a harbour. The approach enabled Bechtel to automate work processes typically performed manually and resulted in better-than-expected efficiencies.

The RFID Journal Award is the second recognition Bechtel has received for its use of the technology on the Curtis Island projects. The company also earned a CETI Award in the Intelligent and Automated Construction Jobsite category.

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