The one device that has revolutionized and empowered lives everywhere is the mobile phone. Living in the 21st century it is practically impossible to remain unaffected by mobile phones. The construction industry is no alien and just like all of us; it is also reaping the benefits of this particular technology.
The construction industry rests on a lot of field and on-site work. What this means is that at any given time over half the staff will be out of office. By enabling employees to send and access project updates remotely, initiate purchases and accept materials at the jobsites, construction companies are now looking forward to saving time and thereby increasing the productivity effortlessly.
Professionals argue that rework contributes a major chunk to the cost incurred in a project. Mobile technology helps to eliminate these costs by improving accuracy and communication thereby allowing mistakes to be caught early on before they deteriorate the project. To take this further the future of mobile construction technology revolves around wearable technology. Wearable technology means that the internet is built into devices and equipment worn by construction field workers to enable them to be more efficient and productive on the jobsite. As of now, wearable technology is still being tested and it is yet to penetrate fully in the construction industry. As these devices become more user-friendly and engineered for the construction industry, it is for us to wait and watch mobile technology to meet the needs of the dynamic construction industry.