College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management

Date

6-2019

Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Thomas Kommer, Phil Barlow

Abstract/Summary

The integration of new technology into the construction industry is commonly practiced in an attempt to improve standards and quality. iAuditor is an inspection checklist app which provides clients with the tools to build custom and dynamic forms to fit the needs of its client base. This paper examines the effectiveness of integrating this new software and observe the difficulties of integrating such new practices into a company’s safety and quality control programs. Additionally, this paper evaluates ways the aforementioned software could be improved to better meet the needs of its users as well as assess ways it could be better utilized by companies. In addition to an extensive literature review, research was conducted through a series of interviews with the initiator of this change in practice, the head of safety, and a pilot group of personnel who use the new program on a daily basis on a job site using exclusively paperless forms created through iAuditor. The conversion to paperless forms was found to have numerous benefits in the case of this company; improving safety, quality, productivity, and efficiency.

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