Smartphones and tablets were always kept away from construction sites because people feared that they would be broken too easily. However, technology has improved so much, that project managers want their employees to utilize these items to keep everyone on schedule.
Here are 4 ways that a project manager can utilize smartphones and tablets to finish the job on schedule:
Papers can get lost in the shuffle, so having everything online and up to date will ensure that no one is working off an old plan. New plans can replace older ones online so that everyone has the same information to work with. This can save valuable time, as you will not be searching for what you believe is the correct plan and then potentially losing more time because it really wasn’t the proper one.
Everyone will know what they are responsible for when they look at their duties and what they have been assigned to for the day. Updates to duties and deadlines can be done throughout the day and it is a great place to list meetings that will be taking place as well. This can save so much additional time as well, because if someone finishes their project early, they can easily check to see what they should be working on next, instead of trying to find someone to tell them what to do.
Project managers can keep track of everything on a tablet and they will never need to worry about it disappearing because it can be saved in the cloud. With all this information at your fingertips, you can create reports and share photos in no time at all.
Since all communication is going to be time-stamped using technology, you can see what tasks are taking longer than planned and make the necessary corrections before you fall further behind schedule.
Technology can be used successfully on construction job sites, so you and your workers will want to learn how to use smartphones and tablets to your advantage. Who knows, you may begin finishing all your projects early, which means you can begin bidding on more than you thought possible.
Improved communication can solve a lot of issues on construction sites and it will keep the workers and the managers happier. You will find that you will have fewer accidents and fewer mistakes as soon as communication is handled in a better way. Call us at 407-316-8544 to discuss ways to improve communication during your upcoming construction project in the Orlando area or in other areas of central Florida.