In the old days, wireless phones and devices were held in isolated locations where they wouldn’t be victim to damage in the field. Now as cell phones and tablets arguably guide our every move, there are ways that this can improve our work—and construction foremen are no exception. Looking at the integration of mobile tech as a whole, there are undeniable cons of having a potential distraction. Whether you’re on team Apple or Android, streamlining construction activity through real-time resources is a pretty cool concept. The below infographic outlines some of the ways these tech tools are offering handy short-cuts, maximizing project value despite the potential for safety hazards from distraction. An interesting Constructonomics blog introduced me to this point of view, and I extended their thoughts to involve some additional ideas that may also be a benefit.
Sources referenced: http://www.constructonomics.com/blog/2015/11/29/smartphones-and-tablets-are-coming-to-the-job-site-now-what/