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Mobile fieldwork solution for the construction industry

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3 Author(s)
Teemu Vilkko ; Lappeenranta University of Technology, Department of Information Technology, P.O. Box 20, 53851, Finland ; Tommi Kallonen ; Jouni Ikonen

In order to stay within schedule and budget limits, large construction projects require fluent communication and information exchange between the collaborating enterprises. Unnecessary project delays and rework is mostly caused by missing or outdated information. Easily available, accurate and up-to-date information on the project status can improve work efficiency and quality. Such information can be efficiently shared between project partners in electronic form, and extending the information flow to on-site workers requires mobile devices and wireless communication. This paper describes the development of a mobile solution for construction industry fieldwork. The mobile application enables the collection and access to relevant information at the point of activity, i.e., the construction site. The collected information is shared with all concerned project partners in real time. The solution was tested in a construction environment, and the results are presented and discussed. Aside from a few technical problems, the results were promising.

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Software, Telecommunications and Computer Networks, 2008. SoftCOM 2008. 16th International Conference on

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25-27 Sept. 2008