Introducing CHAMFiT: A Decision-Making Tool for Optimizing the Use of Wireless and Sensing Technologies in Highway Projects

Ashtarout Ammar, Makram Bou Hatoum, Gabriel Dadi, Hala Nassereddine

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Although technologies benefit the horizontal construction sector, investing in them doesn't guarantee that state departments of transportation (DOTs) can reap the technologies' fullest potential. Thus, it is important to provide DOTs with proper guidance to match the capabilities of the technology to the requirements of the DOTs' tasks. As such, this study presents a tool to evaluate the fitness of transportation technologies for construction highway and asset management tasks (CHAMFiT). This tool focuses on wireless and sensing technologies, including radio frequency identification, e-ticketing, ground penetrating radar, unmanned aerial systems, light detection and ranging, geographic information system, and global positioning system. Drawing on previous research, surveys, interviews, and a workshop, CHAMFiT maps common activities performed by state DOTs during construction and asset management phases to the characteristics of the investigated wireless and sensing technologies. The developed tool will help state DOTs make insightful decisions to implement wireless and sensing technologies successfully.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainability, Resilience, Infrastructure Systems, and Materials Design in Construction
EditorsJennifer S. Shane, Katherine M. Madson, Yunjeong Mo, Cristina Poleacovschi, Roy E. Sturgill
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780784485279
StatePublished - 2024
EventConstruction Research Congress 2024, CRC 2024 - Des Moines, United States
Duration: Mar 20 2024Mar 23 2024

Publication series

NameConstruction Research Congress 2024, CRC 2024


ConferenceConstruction Research Congress 2024, CRC 2024
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDes Moines

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© CRC 2024. All rights reserved.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction


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