Rugged Tablets On Construction Sites Minimize Cost Overruns

How-Rugged-Tablets-add-to-Safety-on-Construction-SitesConstruction costs are constantly inflated due to cost overruns due to poor time management, injuries on the construction site, and delays caused by lack of real time communication and data. Rugged tablets can help minimize workplace hazards and accidents, keep track of workers on the site and visiting civilians, organize tasks, share information, manage vendors, and post updates and important notices.

Rugged tablets can streamline construction processes, starting with hands off surveying that can swiftly map terrain and even utilize drones for hard to reach or remote areas in advance of road building and architectural planning. When it comes to integrating technology into the way construction firms and contractors work on the ground, rugged tablets are becoming the best option for on-site implementation.

In a construction setting, technology and hardware has to be tough. With a commercial-grade tablet, there is constant risk of damage from impact, dust or water damage, as well as rapid obsolescence. Rugged tablets keep construction teams ahead of the curve, with durable glass screens and tough, tightly sealed cases built to exacting specifications to withstand water damage, dust and sand, and multiple kinds of impact and vibration. Purpose built tablets for construction are also designed to keep pace and integrate fully with future software upgrades, reducing compatibility issues and increasing lifetime value for each tablet.

Construction workers can utilize rugged tablet technology to improve productivity, efficiency, and safety, cutting down on cost overruns by protecting workers, keeping schedules on track, and immediately updating plans and delivery times on the go. Construction project managers, site managers, contractors, sub-contractors, and other personnel can communicate and share crucial information in real time. Vendors, inspectors, and off-site contacts in municipal offices, architectural firms, and financial sectors can be kept looped in.  

Workers can write up and submit inventories, submittals, and punch lists, and receive instructions, orders, and important notification. Incoming deliveries can be coordinated with receiving staff, any change orders expedited, and most minor setbacks resolved quickly on the ground. GIS and GPS allow even complex maps to be viewed on the spot, without the need to hand carry documents or blueprints back and forth, and corrections can be made or boundary lines verified instantly and referenced as needed.

Construction site managers track employees both on and off the field, avoid miscommunications, and help keep workers safe by ensuring everyone deployed at any given time is part of a connected network to keep compliance and safety at the top of the priority list. With rugged tablets, ensuring worker safety, streamlining deliveries and schedules, and avoiding delays caused by incorrect paperwork can be the keys to preventing cost- overruns and bringing a project in on time and on budget.