How Mobile Apps Have Changed Constructionby Olivia Watson Printing manager
Technology and construction are known to share a complicated relationship. For example, job-threatening technological advancements like drones, robotics, 3D printing and mobile apps that have revolutionized the industry with an apparent insurgence, construction people remain somewhat tech-averse.
It’s not just the machines or software that have marked their territory in the industry. But the way the industry operates has been revolutionized in the last few years due to the rapid popularization of smartphones. Technology is changing the face of construction by keeping people better connected, driving the speed of decision-making and automating functions.
Moreover, remote job sites and frequent change orders often lead to reworks, pushing the budget and time. Mobile phones and use of tablets can improve communication between the project teams speeding up the decision-making. Employees can be tracked easily as well.
Here’s how mobile apps are changing the construction industry:
Track employees& access information from anywhere
With the range of smartphones in people’s pockets these days, it makes sense to transform them into tools that can be easily accessed by workers. This is the reason behind the rapid growth of construction project management software that is available for mobile devices, that helps speed decision-making, for faster closeouts. Construction firms are slowly moving away from cumbersome paper documents that rob them of their precious time from their already over-packed daily schedules.
All they need to do is tap the mobile app and access the entire project documentation including all specs, plans, drawings, quality manuals etc. One can add comments, mark issues, and respond to an RFI directly from the app. All project communications can also be viewed and accessed from the same application.
With the use of mobile apps, workers on job site can easily access the latest set right at their fingertips. There is no need to go back to the office to update the information. You can receive real-time updates right from the app. With camera and voice message recorders, subs can simply click an area or record the problem in the punch list management software.
Use of a comprehensive software like SKYSITE helps in tackling all document and construction project management related tasks in one platform. This software is -equipped with tools like punch list, RFIs, and submittals that help smooth communication to improve productivity and eliminate budget overruns. In construction projects time is money, and such software keeps you on schedule. All information can be quickly searched and accessed. No more hurling large paper documents or juggling multiple large documents, digital is the way forward for the construction industry.
Created on Apr 4th 2018 02:18. Viewed 509 times.
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