The AIDC division at Makamat has been at the forefront of RFID developments and a trailblazer in this field at an international scale. Makamat partners with internationally renowned RFID software developers and hardware manufacturers such as:
Silent Partner Technologies
- Protrac ID
The idea behind having an RFID solution is to know where your items, fixed and mobile assets, are. We connect you to your most valuable items in real time anywhere, anytime through any internet connected device.
At Makamat, we have designed an advanced Laboratory housing state of the art RFID solutions for training and demonstration purposes at our premises. The RFID technical laboratory is the RFID Centre of Excellence for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Middle East region, we conduct advanced trainings approved and accredited by the International RFID Institute. It is mainly for software, hardware and tag testing it is handled by industry-leading RFID consultants and RFID Solution Engineers. Working vendor agnostically, Makamat’s consulting team offers expert RFID services in:
- Solution Design & Development
- Proof of Concept Designs
- Pilot Project Designs
- Implementation Designs
- Scalability Report
- Change Management
- Performance Measurements
- Solution Evaluations
- Solution Selections
- Costs/Benefits Study
- Training & Certification
> Business Case Development
> Vision & Objectives Planning
> Needs Analysis
> Site Surveys
> Business Process Mapping
> Business Process Reengineering
> Product & Environment Testing
> Market Benchmarking
> Sustainability Reports
> Return on Investment (ROI) Reports
> Technical Support
WHAT IS RFID AND WHY RFID?
In a nutshell, Radio frequency identification (RFID) is a generic term that is used to describe a system that transmits the identity (in the form of a unique serial number) of an object or person wirelessly, using radio waves. It’s grouped under the broad category of automatic identification technologies.
- Use RFID if you want to wirelessly identify something without line of sight.
- Use RFID if you want a simple wireless means to store a small amount of information on things, and even better: change the information dynamically.
- Use RFID if you want a computing device but not humans to see the ID.
- Use RFID if you want a computing device to see an object from far away.
- Use RFID if you want to enable the “Internet of Things”.
- Use RFID if you don’t want to do inventory, but have inventory all year long.
BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING
At Makamat, BIM is used to ensure business intelligence for our clients, we take the process of generating and managing building data during its life cycle to the next level by ensuring the model is scalable throughout the lifespan of the project. The purpose of generating BIM models is to provide full indoor and outdoor visualizations, logistics planning, constructability analysis, clash detection and more. The project team would be able to visualize the design in a 3D manner instead of a flat 2D plan. We can go as far as producing a construction steps catalogue based on daily activities. The project team would have access to a daily model showing the progression of the construction with real time walkthroughs and simulations which will realistically convey the look and feel of the new facility without breaking any walls or even visiting the construction site. The introduction of BIM is needed to help contractors to meet their conflicting goals of controlling costs and improving efficiency while improving safety, complying with mandates and satisfying customers. Lean construction and BIM are critical trends in construction today. MTC is becoming the world’s most trusted source for 3D measurement technology. BIM technology has recently evolved to become a powerful and cost-effective resource for consultants, contractors and facilities managers. With building information modeling (BIM) solutions from MTC quickly becoming an industry standard, it’s no surprise that MTC shapes the way teams work together to communicate, collaborate and solve problems. The result is high quality projects being built more quickly and at a lower cost.
-Cost savings due to error reduction
We can support clients that do not have any detailed drawings of their built structure to have as built 2D and 3D models. Those drawings would show the actual quantity of materials, type of materials, and indoor machinery size, shape and placement. Reverse Engineering with the MTC Laser Scanner aids building design at every stage of construction. With this 3D modeling tool project owners and consultants can compare the current 3D building status with the CAD model at any time – a quality control process which eliminates expensive and time-consuming rework.
Integrated RFID and BIM platform
At Makamat, we offer the simplest and most powerful solutions to address the most complex projects, our integrated BIM and RFID platform offers a significant potential in advancing the management of construction processes by providing real-time access to the locations of workers, materials, valuable resources and equipment. Our smart model can give real time information for project owners about the history of any asset and its real time location without the need of any human interference. This would automate the process of structural health monitoring, by embedding RFID tags within the concrete structure project owners would know how well their structure is doing during its life cycle.