Constructech Shares How a Simple iPad Makes a World of Difference for Contractors

Interesting Article we found from Constructech that shares how a simple iPad can make a world of difference for Contractors operating in today’s fast paced environment. In fact, we are such a fan of technology to improve workflow for Contractors CSLS is giving away to 1 lucky winner an iPad. Visit our website to enter today! www.MakeMeAContractor.com

http://www.constructech.com/news/articles/article.aspx?article_id=8459

MOBILE CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT
Mobile Construction Management

When it comes to construction, most contractors tend to avoid carrying around all of the paperwork out in the field. Too much paperwork can lead to vital documents being misplaced or destroyed. There are a number of applications specifically designed to save contractors the trouble by giving them mobile access to essential paperwork.
One example is the new “Mobile PlanRoom” app from BuilditLive.com (BIL), www.builditlive.com, a division of Construction Connect Inc., www.constructionconnect.com, Folsom, Calif., which is designed to be used on the iPad from Apple, www.apple.com, Cupertino, Calif. Using Mobile PlanRoom, construction professionals including engineers, contractors, and architects can access various construction documents including contracts, specifications, and drawings right on the iPad’s touchscreen.

“We know what it means to be shuttling back and forth between sites during a construction project and what a hassle it can be to access drawings, plans, and other information at the speed you really need to,” says Marcus Linden, president and chief operating officer, Construction Connect. “Apple’s iPad technology is an ideal workspace to view every document or image that relates to a project in a portable manner so that it is literally at your fingertips.”
Mobile PlanRoom allows users to upload construction documents to the Web via BuilditLive.com. From there, other users can access the documents using an iPad or other various Internet-enabled devices.

Additionally, Mobile PlanRoom enables all project participants to share the data for a specific project without having to be at the same location. It also keeps contractors from having to send out large email files to various individuals involved in the same project.
According to Linden, when using BuilditLive.com and the Mobile PlanRoom app, contractors do not need to be concerned about outdated drawings for a specific project.
“With BuilditLive.com, the general contractor simply posts the most current drawings and invites all participants to the BuilditLive.com project, so everyone is literally on the same page,” says Linden.

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