iPad on Construction Sites

Here’s a video of a construction company using iPads in the field.[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/YzQZmzFZ1UM" width="270" height="176" wmode="transparent" /]The potential is amazing. I want one just for this purpose, but it would also come in handy as I study for the PE Exam, which I’m taking next April.[via CIO Magazine via TUAW]


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About Matthew Peterworth

I currently work as a Technology Specialist at Henderson Engineers in Kansas City – a Mechanical-Electrical-Plumbing (MEP) design firm. Prior to that I was a Project Manager for Information Technology Services (ITS), the central IT department at the University of Texas at Austin. As of July 2008 I am a Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) through BICSI. And as of June 2011 I am a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the great state of Texas. Please follow me on Twitter @mpeterworth. https://twitter.com/mpeterworth

2 responses to “iPad on Construction Sites”

  1. Grant says :

    Having dozens of drawings available on an iPad instead of a big thick paper drawing set would be great on a site – just don’t drop it in a footing trench or something! I imagine when you are on job sites, they are a lot cleaner and safer than when I’m on job sites.

  2. Matthew Peterworth says :

    Yeah. The iPad could really benefit from an official stylus though, to ease the use of taking and making notes on the thing.Have you played around with Microsoft OneNote? It’s comparable to the Mac program Together you bought a couple of years ago, except it integrates with Outlook. Someone made an iPad app to sync with OneNote, and it looks awfully tempting. I’m just hesitant because almost all of my notes are written by hand and the iPad lacks a good stylus.

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