It has been almost a century since the implementation of Radio Frequency chips. Since then there have been many advancements in this field, effecting just about every industry it touches. In construction, RFID is being used for project and access management; the retail industry has found use for RFID in keeping track of sales and shipping; the transportation industry is using RFID for tracking and effortlessly weigh large trucks at check-in points. So, as you can see it has a large scope of application.

One of the most fascinating things about RFID is its simplicity, as mentioned before, the technology has been around for quite a while. Throughout this time, RFID has grown in popularity and efficiency, and decreased in size and costs, according to Kendall Jones, a writer for ConstructConnect, (Follow him on LinkedInJeff Polly, a writer for, seems to agree, as he mentions how the new RFID chips manufactured today are being combined with printed sensors and batteries into “thin-film photovoltaic solar cells,” allowing for the chips to be used more conveniently, and efficiently. Furthermore, Polly goes on to discuss software design companies attempting to integrate RFID technology directly into products via 3D printers.

The rapid progress in RFID technology is sure to lead to innovations in all industries, especially commercial construction, healthcare, and transportation. It is for this reason that RFID has forced its way into the eye of innovators everywhere and continues to broaden its scope of its application.