College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management



Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Philip Barlow, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


Technological advances in cell phones have led to a change in the way contractors are able to complete project management tasks. When utilized while upholding safety standards, smartphones possess the capabilities to successfully function as a supervision, reporting, and communication tool. This paper examines some of the daily time spent on cell phones and impacts safe cell phone usage can yield. This paper further presents an exploration into an effective usage of cell phone applications to support construction field activities and promote productivity on the jobsite. The primary objective of this research is to highlight cell phone applications that can be used on the jobsite to promote efficiency and reduce time it takes construction workers to complete redundant tasks on the jobsite. Over thirty college construction management students with various work experiences were surveyed for this case study to further examine how the use of cell phone applications can increase jobsite productivity. From these extracts, the cell phone applications that are utilized the highest for efficiency purposes include Microsoft Teams, Procore, OpenSpace, and email application, and these tools are best used for field data collection, image capturing, and quality control inspections on construction jobsites.

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