Project Inspection Using Mobile Technology--Phase I: An investigation into existing business processes and areas for improvement using mobile technology

As mobile technology becomes widely available and affordable, transportation agencies can use this technology to streamline operations involved within project inspection. This research, conducted in two phases, identified opportunities for process improvement using mobile technologies and measured the outcomes from incorporating mobile tools as a part of project inspection work. The research also identified additional factors to characterize the use of mobile tools for project inspection.

The research approach focused on measuring three main projected outcomes, which include productivity, data quality, and data availability. Additional characteristics were observed to evaluate other aspects of using mobile tools for project inspection, in particular as it relates to recommendations toward how an agency may approach deployment of mobile technology. A pilot program was established where a mobile technology solution was used via field trials to measure these outcomes.

Publication Date: 
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Publication Number: 
WA-RD 840.1
Last modified: 
12/09/2016 - 14:18
Authors: 
Michael Snow, George White, Si Katara, Kim Willoughby, Roxana Garcia.
Originator: 
Pavia Systems, Inc.
Number of Pages: 
44
Subject: 
Construction projects, Business processes, Inspection equipment, Mobile applications, Data collection, Productivity, Data quality, Data storage, Process control, Pilot studies.