Tablet adoption is exploding on construction sites. Amid the blast radius of that adoption, a new generation of applications is following, many designed by construction firms using in-house teams or partnering with vendors.
"It's the dawn of a new era" in construction technology, says Jason Burns, vice president of technology with New York City-based construction manager Hunter-Roberts Construction. He reckons that 80% of the firm's projects now are using Apple iPads on jobs. Burns also supports other tablet devices for the Android platform as executives request it—but they are nowhere near the steady clip of adoption he's seen with iPads on jobsites.