6th Construction Specialty Conference, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, June 2-5, 2005, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Mobile computing devices have the capabilities and characteristics for wide use in real time communication of project information to project repositories or between project participants. As the industry moves away from the desktop and laptop web paradigms towards the mobile web paradigm, the availability of real time complete information exchange with the project information repository presents new opportunities for decision-making in the AEC industry. The development of leading-edge multimodal (e.g., concurrent text, voice and video capabilities) mobile applications is described, as a technology that holds promise for the construction industry. The details of a recent prototype in support of project closeout are presented. The current focus remains on usability issues and the addition of technologies that account for all formats of information required to support the construction process.
Proceedings of the 6th Construction Specialty Conference, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering.