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- Dispatch of construction crew to a
- Project status monitoring and
- On-site estimation of small jobs
- Scheduling of construction equipment like
graders, trucks, etc.
- Ordering of rental equipment to meet sudden
- Transfer of
equipment from one site to another
- Tracking of labor Time spent
and material used for cost plus projects
- Crew card automation and transmittal
through wireless networks
are a number of project tasks that can be automated in the construction
industry - a few common examples are provided above.
Inspection in Construction Industry
Site inspection and project status reporting is considered high value mobile
application by construction engineers because it reduces the number of site
visits by supervising engineers by half or greater.
the construction industry has been slow in adopting mobile computing and
automation in the field, things are changing quite fast now,. With low-cost
handheld devices available and several construction automation applications
developed by enterprising startups, this industry has realized that savings
can be substantial - a two year payback is not unusual in many cases.
Ruggedized Notebook and Handheld Applications
Construction industry environments dictate that the mobile
devices be highly ruggedized that can withstand extreme temperatures ranges
(hot and cold), be shock-resistant and be fall-proof from a distance of 3 to
4 feet on a concrete floor. Several vendors provide such ruggedized devices.
Go to ruggedized
end user device pages and vendors such as Amrel
AirWavz, a wireless scheduling solution running on PDAs for or
the residential and home construction industry. ...For
residential construction scheduling and notification.
Software - for the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC)
Cost is a build-to-order, detailed project tracking system
including change orders, subcontractor management and detailed cost
quickly and easily expedites time card processing for payroll.