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SMARTER PHONES FOR TIDIER CONSTRUCTION SITES

Mobile phone application available to help manage site housekeeping

SmartBuilder Software Ltd has launched a mobile phone application to “help you save money on your construction site”.

Site Clean Up is said to provide a tool that will quickly spot what needs to be done as you walk around site and action sub-contractors from the field to get it done.

The company website states”

“Main contractors often find it difficult to get sub-contractors to clean up waste materials left behind. This creates an untidy and possibly unsafe building site. But it can also cost you, the main contractor a lot of money. Because if the sub-contractors will not clean up you have to hire staff to do it yourself. Over the course of a year that all adds up to a lot of money.

Comment

The maintenance of good order on construction projects is certainly an important safety issue in terms of practical risk and the message that poor housekeeping conveys to everyone on site. 

Some may feel that investment in new brooms, road sweepers and commitment from the top down are likely to be more effective than a mobile phone application in securing tidier sites.

Is this a product looking for a saleable application or a really useful management tool? Do let us know.

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