Something big is happening in construction technology. It goes beyond the recent rampant growth of smart devices on jobsites and the explosive development of apps around the globe. It even goes beyond the growth of cloud computing, helping to manage large project files with faster networks that connect far-flung work crews.
As big as these trends are, an even bigger shift is happening: Collaboration and web services are becoming the norm on more and more projects and transforming how the industry operates. Construction firms increasingly are seeing the value of deploying web services, which can be broadly defined as a set of protocols that help apps to interact over web-connected devices.