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Using Mobile Technology in a Construction Management “Hands-On” Laboratory

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Conference

2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Atlanta, Georgia

Publication Date

June 23, 2013

Start Date

June 23, 2013

End Date

June 26, 2013

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Incorporating Technology into Construction Education

Tagged Division

Construction

Page Count

7

Page Numbers

23.1329.1 - 23.1329.7

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https://peer.asee.org/22714

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87

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R. Casey Cline Boise State University

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Casey Cline is an Assistant Professor in the Construction Management Department within the College of Engineering at Boise State University. He earned a BS in Business Administration from Oklahoma State University, an MS in Construction Science from the University of Oklahoma, and a Ph.D. in Education (Adult Development Organizational Learning) from The University of Idaho. His educational research interests are focused on improving construction management processes to facilitate the efficient management of construction projects. His over 25 years of construction industry experience includes work in commercial, industrial, petrochemical, light commercial, and residential construction.

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Kirsten A Davis Boise State University

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Kirsten A. Davis is an Assistant Professor in the Construction Management Department within the College of Engineering at Boise State University. Dr. Davis earned a B.Arch. in Architecture and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Tennessee, an M.S. in Civil Engineering specializing in Construction Engineering and Management from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering specializing in Construction Engineering and Management from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Her educational research interests are focused on improving construction management education.

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Abstract

Using Mobile Technology in a Construction Management “Hands- On” Laboratory X. XXXXX XXXXX, Ph.D. and XXXXXXX X. XXXXX, Ph.D. XXXXX XXXXXXXXXX Department of Construction Management XXXXX, XXXXXAbstractCompanies in the US construction industry are increasingly using mobile technologydevices, such as iPads and smart phones to manage projects. Companies oftenassume that university students own and use these technologies, and are familiarwith the latest technological innovation, and thus look to their younger, neweremployees to drive the adoption of technological change. In reality, currently onlyabout one third of US college students own such devices and incorporate them intotheir daily routine.This research investigates the introduction and use of the iPad mobile device into afreshman level construction management “hands-on” materials and methodslaboratory. The devices are incorporated into the course in four ways: (1) for planreading; (2) for RFI documentation, including the development of the RFI,highlighting of plans, and attachment of photos; (3) for the presentation anddocumentation of “Tool Box” safety meetings; and (4) for documenting of DailyReports. This paper discusses the use of mobile technologies in a “hands-on”laboratory setting, the challenges of the incorporation, lessons learned, and studentreactions to the use of the mobile device.Keywords: mobile technology, education, construction materials, m-learning

Cline, R. C., & Davis, K. A. (2013, June), Using Mobile Technology in a Construction Management “Hands-On” Laboratory Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. https://peer.asee.org/22714

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