Material Tracking in Construction Project

In the dynamic world of construction, efficient material management is important for project success. Ensuring that the material is ready at the specific time, location, quantity, and quality is a goal for all project managers. Late delivery of construction material will make the project idle and lost their productivity. However, traditional material tracking effort often fall short, leading to delays and budget overruns. One of the primary challenges faced by construction teams is inaccurate material tracking, which has a direct impact on project timelines and costs. Thankfully, the solution to this challenge comes in the form of cutting-edge Laser Scanning Technology.

Challenge in Construction Material Tracking

Conventional material tracking methods are prone to inaccuracies and can result in wastage, delays, and budget overruns. Manual tracking and record-keeping processes are not only time-consuming but also susceptible to human error, making it difficult to maintain precise control over material inventory. Current material tracking system using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) or barcode needs a manual tagging to each material. Other technology such as Global Positioning System (GPS) and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) requires additional installation to ensure network coverage.

Image of actual construction site with several concrete pipes, view from mobile laser scanner mounted vehicle. This is the data to be scanned for developing material tracking system.
Actual Construction Site

Solution for Material Tracking System

Laser Scanning Technology revolutionizes material tracking in construction projects. By employing laser scanners, construction teams can capture detailed 3D point cloud of the project site, creating a digital twin. Moreover, By extracting semantic information from the point cloud data, this digital representation enables accurate tracking of materials both for the prefabricated components and bulk material.


Laser scanning technology enhances project efficiency by providing real-time visibility into material quantities and locations. As a result, it can reduced construction delays, minimized material wastage, and improved cost control. Projects are completed more swiftly and within budget, leading to higher client satisfaction.

Mobile Laser Scanning Benefit

Mobile laser scanning benefit in construction project

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