Proceedings of the 2021 European Conference on Computing in Construction


Blockchain use cases across entire lifecycle of a built asset: a review

Klaudia Jaskula, Eleni Papadonikolaki
University College London, United Kingdom

DOI: 10.35490/EC3.2021.184
Abstract: Blockchain is a key enabling technology towards the 4th industrial revolution of the construction industry. The aim of this paper is to map uses of blockchain technology across the various phases in the lifecycle of built assets. Of interest to this paper is a new classification of blockchain solutions in combination with other key enabling technologies, like Building Information Modelling and Internet of Things. The literature indicates that blockchain shows high potential for solving challenges across the entire lifecycle of a project and has an especially high potential to influence and possibly improve management in the Operation and Maintenance phase.
Keywords: Blockchain, Smart Contracts, Internet of Things (IoT), Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO), Autonomous Built Environment
Pages: 19 - 26

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