Shawn Pressley, PSP, is a civil engineer with 13 years of experience in project management systems and development. As vice president of information technology for construction manager Hill International, Inc., he oversees technology decisions in addition to his other duties with the Marleton, N.J.-based firm. His expertise includes design, planning, implementation and execution of project management software. He also specializes in implementation of financial accounting, CRM, employee relationship management and partner management systems.
Although he's a fan of tablets and their potential to transform construction, Pressley has become wary of jobsites adopting new technology without thinking through their procedures. In this tech Q&A with ENR, he offers some insights about the upside of tablets and pitfalls to avoid. Here are highlights of the chat: