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How to Get ROI from Mobile Technology in Construction [Ebook]

How to Get ROI from Mobile Technology in Construction [ebook]

The Dollars and Sense of Mobile Construction Apps

What would you do with 5 more hours a week? What if you could fast-track a project, enhance collaboration, and answer questions in real time—without making that trek to the jobsite to see for yourself? The latest mobile technology in construction enables you to do just that–allowing you to work faster, easier, and more productively.

Although the construction industry is among the least digitized, the industry is now experiencing a digital transformation. Construction companies of all sizes, which were once reluctant to embrace technology, are now adopting leading-edge technology innovations, such as remote monitoring, drones, robots, and automation. Undoubtedly, we’re witnessing our futuristic vision of the construction industry finally becoming a reality.

The Future of Mobile Technology in Construction

But what does that reality look like? Drones, who can work 24/7 unlike humans, are already hovering over jobsites, capturing details from remote or dangerous areas, making construction sites safer for humans while providing automated computer systems immediate access to mission critical data. Indeed, if you take a walk around a megaproject, you’ll probably catch a glimpse of robots drilling, digging, or performing an array of tasks faster, safer and with more accuracy than a human being. In this sense, we’re now replacing our original myopic image of the computer as a “futuristic” construction technology, and we’re quickly replacing it with printed rooms and self-assembling buildings—that is, with a new image of the construction industry empowered by the progress of technology. In short, we’re the closest we’ve ever been to realizing the promise of automated construction through digital transformation.

While there is a wide array of technology changing the landscape, mobile technology in construction has the most potential to disrupt the industry by providing incredible value relative to its cost, particularly when compared to many technology investments construction companies have made in the past. In fact, mobile construction technology is no longer a fad and is actually revolutionizing the way we build. Mobile apps are enabling a myriad of innovative construction companies to experience significant benefits with a substantial return on investment. By adopting mobile construction apps, you can save time, improve collaboration and planning, automate administrative tasks, and mitigate risks to increase your profit margins.

With so many options in mobile construction technology to choose from, we’re proud to announce our new ebook: The Dollars and Sense of Mobile Construction Apps: How to Calculate the Return on Investment from Construction Mobility, a guide designed to help you get the most out of your investment in mobile technology in construction while highlighting the top mobile apps best suited to your company’s needs. 

Here’s What’s Inside

ROI: What A Difference a Construction App Makes

In this guide, we dig deep to reveal the facts about getting the best return on your investment when it comes to mobile technology in construction. You’ll learn what benefits mobile construction apps offer, what you can expect to pay, and how those benefits add up to real dollars and cents for your team.

We’ve also done the research, so you don’t have to. We provide the information you need to navigate the increasingly complex and crowded field of mobile technology in construction from our team of experts–and get the inside scoop on some of the most popular and useful apps around. We’ve made it super easy to find the right software for your team without getting overwhelmed. This guide is packed-full with practical information you need to know about mobile construction technology today.

Not All Construction Apps Are Created Equal

If you own a construction or contracting business, you’re constantly on the receiving end of sales pitches, cold calls, and marketing efforts pushing new applications and technology; it can get overwhelming in a hurry. To make it easier for you, we also take an in-depth look at the top apps in the industry so you don’t have to waste your time slogging through slick advertising, dealing with pushy salespeople, or trialing an app that was obviously made by someone who has never worn a pair of construction boots in his life.

In this ebook, you’ll get the scoop on the top apps in each category as well as a shortlist of your favorite contenders as we leverage years of expertise and construction knowhow to determine the winners in each category:

  • Top Construction Productivity App
  • Top Construction Project Management App
  • Top Cad/BIM Mobile App
  • Top Daily Reporting Mobile App
  • Top Photo Mobile Apps
  • Top Time Entry Mobile Apps
  • Top Mobile Cloud Storage
  • Top Safety Mobile Apps

In short, there’s no better time than now to take a second look at mobile technology in construction. No better time to start adopting mobile technology into your workflows. Construction companies have already started to adopt mobile construction apps and are seeing breakthrough results. Don’t get left behind. By doing so, you’ll see dramatic savings in labor costs, time, and rework that will positively affect your bottom line.

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Lynn Langmade

Lynn Langmade is currently the Director of Content Marketing at PlanGrid, where she develops content strategy, manages the editorial calendar, and oversees content production workflow. Lynn is also the managing editor of PlanGrid’s corporate blog and social media channels.

As an early adopter of social media, Lynn has over 45 thousand followers on social media. In 2014, Lynn was the recipient of the Marketo “Revvie” Award in the Socializer category. She has a PhD in English and over 15 years B2B high-tech marketing experience.

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