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Mobile Technology And The Construction Industry

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MOBILE TECHNOLOGY FOR CONSTRUCTION1Cloud Computing and Construction1MOBILE DATA INCONSTRUCTIONByStudentNameCoursenameCourse numberDate
MOBILE TECHNOLOGY FOR CONSTRUCTION2Executive SummaryGlobally, engineering and construction industries greatly affect societies, environment andeconomies. The two also serve nearly all other industries as they are provide physicalinfrastructures for them. Unlike other industrial sectors however, the construction industry hashad a slow transition towards technology advances. Today, the construction industry isincreasingly adopting emerging and disruptive technologies. And although they have hastenedtechnology adoption over the last decade, they are still suffering the consequences of slowtechnology adoption. Nonetheless, there are marked and significant shifts with the industriesincreasingly embracing technology. For instance, the construction industry is one of theindustries that is greatly implementing mobile technology. This is because construction projectsare sometimes dispersed across different sites and are conducted in teams. As such, it becomesvery imperative for teams to be connected and collaborate on processed and projectimplementation. The increased adoption of mobile technology is streamlining operations andenabling real time real-time communication and coordination between job sites. This reportpresents the role of mobile technologies in the construction industry. Firstly, the reportintroduces the modern construction industry in Australia. Secondly, it discusses the role oftechnology in the construction industry including the implementation of drones, virtual reality,and augmented reality and building information modelling across the globe. Following that is adiscussion of the deployment of mobile technology in construction and a highlight mobile ofmobile technology usage in Australian construction companies. Additionally, the paperhighlights the usage of mobile technology in countries like the US, Canada and New Zealand.The various benefits and limitations of adopting mobile technologies in construction have been
MOBILE TECHNOLOGY FOR CONSTRUCTION3outlined and a presentation of analysis and findings presented in a brief form. Finally, the reportconclusion.DeclarationI declare that in submitting all work for this assessment I have read, understood and agree to thecontent and expectations of the Assessment Declaration
MOBILE TECHNOLOGY FOR CONSTRUCTION4Table of ContentsExecutive Summary...................................................................................................................................2Declaration.................................................................................................................................................31.0Introduction...................................................................................................................................51.1 Research Objective..............................................................................................................................61.2 Specific Objectives...............................................................................................................................62.0Major Activities in Construction Industry..................................................................................63.0Literature Review..........................................................................................................................73.1Technology and Construction.......................................................................................................73.1.1 Drones................................................................................................................................................83.1.2. Building Information Modelling.....................................................................................................83.1.3 Virtual Reality..................................................................................................................................93.1.4 Health and Safety..............................................................................................................................93.1.5 Augmented Reality.........................................................................................................................103.2 Mobile Data in Construction............................................................................................................104.0 Benefits of Using Mobile Technologies in Construction.................................................................124.0Challenges of Mobile Technologies in Construction.................................................................145.0Measures to Issues in Mobile Technologies...............................................................................156.0Analysis and Findings..................................................................................................................167.0Conclusion....................................................................................................................................178.0 References...........................................................................................................................................19
MOBILE TECHNOLOGY FOR CONSTRUCTION51.0IntroductionThe construction industry is increasingly emerging all over the globe. In Australia, theconstruction industry is the third largest industry after finance and mining, and is a majoreconomic activity.[ CITATION AIG15 \l 1033 ].There are more than 300,000 constructioncompanies that employ millions of people which takes up about 9 percent of the country’sworkforce[ CITATION AIG15 \l 1033 ]. The industry produces infrastructure and buildings forother industries, and grows the economy. Over the years, many changes have occurred in theindustry, including the construction industry.There are new processes, tools and software’s inuse in today’s modern construction industry[ CITATION Wor16 \l 1033 ]. Additionally, mobiletechnology is also transforming the construction world. Builders and contractors havesmartphones as well as other mobile devices all the time even on the go which they can use fortheir job roles. The fact that they can move around with data and information at all timesprovides manyopportunities to increase efficiency, lessen costs and carry out projects in time byusing mobile solutions[ CITATION Flo16 \l 1033 ].For instance, construction managers arerequired to keep a lot of things in track including the daily progress of teams, subcontractors.They also need to know and have the right equipment, methodologies, timelines and more.Trying to juggle all that information on paper is difficult and time consuming. With Mobile data,it is possible to allow real-time data processing where necessary information is collected and sentto and fro the office and construction sites. Such innovations are greatly transforming theconstruction industry. Mobile data in construction is being used to track daily project activities aswell crucial information. It is also being used to streamline teamwork between workers in theoffice and those in the field. This study addresses the impact of mobile data for the construction
MOBILE TECHNOLOGY FOR CONSTRUCTION6industry by describing mobile technology, the benefits and challenges. It also defines companiesthat have used or are using mobile data through the literature review section.1.1 Research ObjectiveTo study mobile data and report on its impact in the construction industry1.2 Specific Objectivesi.To study and analyze construction companies that are leveraging mobile dataii.To show the advantages of mobile dataiii.To describe any challenges faced by construction companies with mobile data2.0Major Activities in Construction IndustryThe construction industry activities can be categorized in three broad areas for both public andprivate sectors. They include:i.Engineering construction which covers major infrastructure, heavy industrial resourcebased projects and mining andii.Non-residential buildings such as shops, offices, industrial premises, hotels, hospitals andmore.iii.Residential building including houses, home units flats, townhouses3.0Literature ReviewThis section consists of review and analysis of published literature about mobile technology inconstruction to support the work published in this report with the aim of revealing impactsincluding benefits and challenges of mobile technology in construction. However, to better
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