Using Hand Held Devices in Design & Construction

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We can produce more projects, of better quality, faster if we integrate the use of hand held devices and applications in the design and construction process. Professionals know how to use applications on their devices and have the skills to produce new ones.

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Using Hand Held Devices in Design & Construction

  1. 1. Using Hand Held Devicesin Designand Construction<br />Gordon B. Arnold AIA<br />Citygraphs.com<br />
  2. 2. The Big Ideas<br />:: What we do: Text, APPS, Talk<br />:: Construction Drawings = Pictures<br />:: Mobile Drawings Help the Process<br />:: A Set of CD’s in Your Hand<br />:: We can be Developers<br />
  3. 3. Device Players (Touchscreen)<br />:: Company/Model/Carrier/Op Sys:<br /> HTC/Droid/Verizon,Sprint/Android<br /> Microsoft/Win Phone/AT&T/WP7<br /> Google/Nexus/T-Mobile/Android<br /> Nokia/N8/T-Mobile/Symbian 3<br /> RIM/Bold,Storm/AT&T/Blackberry<br />:: Apple/iPhone/AT&T/iPhone OS<br /> (50-70 million units, 350,000 apps)<br />
  4. 4. Mobile Drawings are Pictures<br />
  5. 5. File Types for Mobile Drawings<br />:: PDF File features:<br /> Resolution<br />:: JPG File features:<br /> Third party site options<br /> Established image management<br /> App editing options<br /> Photos & Screen Captures<br /> Thumbnails<br />
  6. 6. Mobile Drawings to the iPhone<br />:: How do we get them to the screen?<br /> email them to ourselves<br />Sync with Computer<br />Place them in a “Cloud”<br />:: Production Platforms at the office<br />:: Presentation Platforms in the field<br />
  7. 7. Mobile Drawings Management<br />
  8. 8. Working with Mobile Drawings<br />:: Sketching<br />:: Punch Lists & Numbered Notes<br />:: Bubble Notes<br />:: Area & Distance Calculations<br />:: Mobility + Convenience =<br /> Design Flow (Time&Money)<br />
  9. 9. Sketching & Drawings<br />
  10. 10. Notes on Pictures & Drawings<br />
  11. 11. Punch Lists & Drawings<br />
  12. 12. Area & Distance Calculations<br />
  13. 13. The iPad as Drawing Platform<br />
  14. 14. The iPadPresents Specifications <br />
  15. 15. Construction Pro as Developer<br />:: Keep Client Relationships<br />:: Apply Old Skills in New Ways:<br />Design Process<br />Esthetic Skills<br />Management Skills<br />Technical Skills<br />Marketing Skills<br />:: We Know How to Design & Build<br />
  16. 16. Application Concept Document<br />:: Stakeholder Consensus & Pricing<br />:: Operating System & Platform<br />:: User Interface (look & feel)<br />:: Functionality (storyboard)<br />:: Similar Applications<br />
  17. 17. Impact of the Smartphone<br />:: Light Weight, Mobile, Fast<br />:: Better Camera, Video, FaceTime<br />:: Multitasking<br />:: Easy to use, Inexpensive, Available<br />:: More People More Productive<br />
  18. 18. The Big Ideas<br />:: Students Now = Employees Soon<br />:: Drawings are Pictures<br />:: Design Flow Saves Time & Money<br />:: We Can Save Paper, Fuel, Time<br />:: We Can Produce New Products<br /> & Services for New Markets<br />
  19. 19. Applications for Construction<br />INCHcalc+<br /> Convert Units<br /> Apple Camera<br />iDisk<br />Dropbox<br /> Save2PDF<br />uSketchit+<br />uCantMeanIt<br />uPunchit+<br />uScaleit+<br />AllThingsD<br /> Apple iBooks<br /> Skype<br />Expensify<br /> Dragon Dictation<br /> Facebook<br />
  20. 20. Coming Soon!<br />garnold@citygraphs.com<br />

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