Contractor’s Toolbox – Tablets on the jobsite? Do your homework first
Abstract: Contractors, superintendents, project managers and other employees often use tablet computers at jobsites or on the road. Tablets can be used to track time and materials; connect to the company’s estimating, bidding and project management systems; and view and share AutoCAD drawings, among other tasks. They can also be used to hold videoconferences and share real-time jobsite information with others. But, before buying tablets for employees — or allowing them to use their own — it’s important to make sure the devices meet the company’s needs. This article poses three questions to ask before setting a policy.