SMARTPHONES AS STANDARD
Work phones are an essential tool in everybody's working lives. We would be dramatically hindered in our capabilities if we were not able to call a specific person whether you happen to be. It is sensible then that everyone from the project manager to the site foreman has access to one.
Smartphones are capable of so much more than simply calling and texting however, and are often under-utilised. They can be preloaded with specialist apps to perform specific additional features, such as assisting with file sharing, construction drawing management and even updating snagging records on the go. Smartphones can also be used for progress or hazard reporting, by taking photos and uploading them to a central database that everyone can see.
The most note worthy example of this technology in use is the newly completed 57 floor skyscraper, completed in just 19 days (SOURCE). This awe-inspiring skyscraper contains 800 apartments, office space for 4,000 people and 19 atriums.