iPad and iPhone: New Tools for HomeBuilder Construction
Just saw an interesting article in Mashable‘s iPad for Business Series (you can review here). For the last several months, Mashable has been suggesting that iPads and iPhones are an “excellent, super-portable addition to the workplace (in addition, of course, to being great devices for viewing videos, playing games and surfing the web!).
|Homebuilders: iPad Use IEnhances Construction Process|
The latest article, 3 Innovative Business Uses for the iPad, reinforces this thought, identifying specific business scenarios (such as Point of Sale) focused on the iPad’s “ability to go green, to collaborate and to increase productivity.”
All 3 of those iPad capabilities are critical to homebuilder construction operations. Field Managers/Superintendents are out on the jobsite: they really aren’t able to (and don’t like to) carry bits of paper with notes, reports and miscellaneous pieces of their office outdoors. But…they need information to effectively perform their job (in other words, to collaborate): scheduled activities, vendor contacts, buyer selections. And, everyone is interested in increasing productivity (in homebuilding terms: increased carry rates).
CPS’ FieldConnect Mobile — using either an iPad or iPhone — effectively tackles those job-site needs — and more. FieldManagers can access their current scheduled activities — on a job-by-job basis. They’re able to track and record progress — collaborating with the corporate office regarding deliveries, changing requirements, vendor changes and the like. And, they have easy (via touch!) access to vital construction information: schedules, vendors, buyers, selections. And, there’s the ability to record Safety Assessments, punch items and Quality Inspections, as well. As well as the ability to easily record construction notes and attach photographs to lot and task activities.
Go Green, Collaborate, Increase Efficiency? All available at your construction Field Manager’s fingertips with FieldConnect iPad/iPhone use!