Construction Technology Report Reviewed in Michigan Constructor Magazine
In the recent release of JBKnowledge’s 2014 Construction Technology report, the findings show that while the number of construction professionals who say mobile technology is “very important” has remained fairly consistent since the first benefits of the latest mobile technology, fewer and fewer construction professionals can deny the importance of a mobile strategy.
Since 2013, the categories of software in which construction professionals have seen the most growth in mobile development are solutions for Field Data Collection, Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM).
Invitation to Bid/Plan Room software led mobile development in 2013, but was surpassed by Field Data Collection and Project Management offerings in 2014. The proliferation of mobile devices connecting the office to the job site is being met by increased capabilities from field data collection solutions providers. Project management solutions touch every phase of a construction project so it’s fitting that mobile technology connects that data through the phases. Accounting lags behind in mobile offerings, construction processional still don’t fully trust accounting in the cloud. Accounts also do not require the same mobile capabilities as, for example, a job site superintendent communication between the field and the office.
CRM and BIM mobile applications also lag behind, but not because of cloud security fears, but rather because adoption rates of these software applications are lower than…click here to continue reading.
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