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Michael Rosario, Construction Tech Review | Thursday, September 09, 2021

The construction sector can use mobile or web-based applications to improve collaboration and record vital data from the job site in real-time.

FREMONT, CA: The construction sector was among the first to embrace push-to-talk systems to improve cooperation and interaction as technology improved. Contractors are incorporating cloud, mobile computing technology, and mobile applications into their operations as the cloud, mobile computing technologies, and mobile applications become the best path for most organizations to work.

Field staff can use mobile or web-based applications to enhance communication, streamline work, and enter critical data from the job site to upgrade back-office systems and reports and all in real-time. Additionally, many mobile apps enable users to function even when they are not connected to the internet.

For example, if work is done in a basement, tunnel, or other location with restricted mobile access, a message can be written, images can be captured, notes or data gathered and entered. When mobile access is restored, the information can be immediately synced with back-office systems, sending messages. This ensures that information is recorded without being lost.

Key Benefits of Mobile Construction

The following are the most significant advantages for contractors that use cloud-based and mobile construction management solutions on the job site.

Streamlined workflows that keep projects on schedule: 

Mobile apps drastically reduce field worker workloads because to intuitive interfaces, built-in data collecting functionality, and automated workflows. Due to their real-time cloud abilities, they can quickly gather data and communicate it to the back office. Field workers can also get the data they require instantly, instead of waiting for emails or phone calls from the back office.

Boosts efficiency and productivity: 

Mobile technology helps boost efficiency for the construction employees by eliminating paper, lowering manual processes, enhancing data capture, and putting information at people's fingertips. This, in turn, makes projects more effective and valuable. That's a win that everyone in the company will celebrate. The construction business has razor-thin profit margins, and mobile technology can help cut expenses related to lengthy operations and wasted time.

Replaces manual processes and prevents errors: 

These manual methods resulted in a lot of paperwork and problems for both field employees and back-office staff. Due to the automated processes and functionality, dependence on pen and paper, spreadsheets, and standalone software products that don't interact well with back-office systems is significantly decreased. It also ensures that fewer data gets lost in the shuffle, resulting in expensive delays or errors on the job site.

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