Event Title

Integration of Tablets in the Construction Industry

Location

CSU Ballroom

Start Date

21-4-2014 2:00 PM

End Date

21-4-2014 3:30 PM

Student's Major

Construction Management

Student's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Mentor's Name

Matthew Durand

Mentor's Department

Construction Management

Mentor's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Description

Our vast construction industry is currently making the move towards the use of smart technology in the field at an unprecedented pace. The problem we see with our construction industry is that we are behind the times when it comes to advances in technology. The use of paper copy plan sets and specification books is now a thing of the past. Not only are they cumbersome, but also time consuming when making changes and conveying those changes to the appropriate craftsperson. Along with technology increasing at an expediential rate and with gaining popularity, it was only a matter of time before the construction industry followed suit. With tablets being utilized in the field; contractors, architects, designers, and engineers will now have the ability to be connected to a cloud copy of the plans and can make real time changes and mark ups for everyone to see, all while saving time and money. With increasing speed and efficiency, the tablets are physically smaller and much more accessible on site when trying to look up certain aspects on the job site. Using tablets in the construction field will change the industry for the better. The supported idea that you will be able to carry a tablet onsite instead of 100+ page plan sets will beneficially increase efficiency, cost savings, and communication within the construction industry for years to come.

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Apr 21st, 2:00 PM Apr 21st, 3:30 PM

Integration of Tablets in the Construction Industry

CSU Ballroom

Our vast construction industry is currently making the move towards the use of smart technology in the field at an unprecedented pace. The problem we see with our construction industry is that we are behind the times when it comes to advances in technology. The use of paper copy plan sets and specification books is now a thing of the past. Not only are they cumbersome, but also time consuming when making changes and conveying those changes to the appropriate craftsperson. Along with technology increasing at an expediential rate and with gaining popularity, it was only a matter of time before the construction industry followed suit. With tablets being utilized in the field; contractors, architects, designers, and engineers will now have the ability to be connected to a cloud copy of the plans and can make real time changes and mark ups for everyone to see, all while saving time and money. With increasing speed and efficiency, the tablets are physically smaller and much more accessible on site when trying to look up certain aspects on the job site. Using tablets in the construction field will change the industry for the better. The supported idea that you will be able to carry a tablet onsite instead of 100+ page plan sets will beneficially increase efficiency, cost savings, and communication within the construction industry for years to come.

Recommended Citation

Endres, Daniel and Aaron Umhoefer. "Integration of Tablets in the Construction Industry." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 21, 2014.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2014/poster_session_B/9