The application of Blockchain and the ‘Internet of Things (IoT)’ in the construction industry: research trends and opportunities

Elghaish, Faris and Reza Hosseini, M. and Matameh, Sandra and Talebi, Saeed and Wu, Song and Martek, Igor and Poshdar, Mani and Ghodrati, Nariman (2021) The application of Blockchain and the ‘Internet of Things (IoT)’ in the construction industry: research trends and opportunities. Automation in Construction. ISSN 0926-5805 (In Press)

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Abstract

Various applications integrating Blockchain with the Internet of Things (IoT) have emerged in recent years. While industries such as automotive have embraced this integration, application in other areas such as construction remains limited. The scientometric analysis is applied to 648 papers, identifying the use of IoT and Blockchain in engineering, as well as evaluating the progress of research in the construction industry. The qualitative critical review is applied to 88 papers and analyses successful IoT and Blockchain application cases in construction while also highlighting challenges and limitations. Blockchain of Things (BCoT) as a new concept is introduced to exploit the advantages of IoT and Blockchain, and this paper presents potential uses of BCoT in the construction industry. This paper provides researchers with a comprehensive view of related literature and research gaps that offer opportunities for future research.

Item Type: Article
Date: 8 September 2021
Uncontrolled Keywords: Blockchain of Things; BCoT; industrial Internet; distributed ledger technology (DLT); industry 4.0; Digitalisation
Subjects: CAH11 - computing > CAH11-01 - computing > CAH11-01-02 - information technology
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Computing and Digital Technology
Depositing User: Saeed Talebi
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2021 10:24
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 10:24
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/12158

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