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
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, wwwwp-content/uploads/2011/05pple.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.
In this Autodesk University 2009 podcast, Harry McKinney, Jr., DBIA,
AIA, of Clancy & Theys Construction Company, discusses how to ensure
that a BIM model of a building is a true representation of whats
actually going to be built. He also notes the trend for construction
professionals to be more involved earlier on building projects, even in
the design phase. Harry is a contributing author to Contractors Guide
to BIM, 2nd Edition, and is the past vice president of the DBIAs BIM
Email is one of those things that was supposed to make our lives
easier and has wound up consuming way too much time. It’s even a bigger
problem for remote teams, because popping your head over the cubicle
like a meerkat isn’t an option. How can you reduce the volume of email
while increasing your team’s productivity?