Construction for the tech-savvy

Use of application software (apps) in mobile devices and computers is widespread, and is becoming increasingly relied upon by businesses.

Among the millions of available apps, a number perform functions that have the potential to revolutionise the construction industry.

There are apps available that allow architectural plans (taking real-time account of any changes), specifications, and photographs to be shared between parties; apps that can calculate the size of an area for a construction project, and can provide materials estimates; and there are apps that work with cameras installed on site to give visual access to allow remote project management.

A more detailed summary of different construction apps can be found here. Apps will definitely feature regularly in construction projects in the future, however we do see that this will present challenges, for example around tracking variations.

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