Web-based radio frequency identification facility management systems

Chien Ho Ko, Nang Fei Pan, Chuang Chun Chiou

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The operational life of a facility is extended through regular functional maintenance. The objective of this study is to enhance facility management efficiency using radio frequency identification (RFID) technology. A data management module is first developed to collect maintenance records. A statistical module is then established to graphically display the collected data. Maintenance activities are sequenced using a scheduling module to ensure that the facility functions normally. A forecast module is developed using fuzzy neural networks to avoid facility malfunction before the next maintenance. These four modules are integrated into a web-based RFID facility management system. System performance is validated using an actual building. Two RFID apparatuses are invented based on operational needs when implementing the developed system. The validation results show that integrating RFID technology with a web-based system, database, scheduling theory, artificial intelligence and enhancing apparatuses can improve facility maintenance efficiency. This study is one of the first researches providing a comprehensive solution for enhancing facility management efficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)465-480
Number of pages16
JournalStructure and Infrastructure Engineering
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2013 May

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


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