A report has found that Dallas-based construction company Rogers-O’Brien has saved an estimated US1.8 million a year by using iPad’s onsite.
The firm ditched paperwork in favour of the Apple tablet five years ago in a project overseen by director of applied technology Todd Wynne. Out of 390 employees, 190 possess and iPad for work purposes.
“Everyone on the operations staff gets an iPad that comes to work at Rogers-O’Brien,” said Wynne.
Using iPad’s onsite has helped to better manage the significant build-up of paperwork involved in a construction project, and has ensured all employees are working from the same, up-to-date version of building plans.
This method is estimated to save around 7% on costs for each project, due to a reduction in mistakes resulting from the use of outdated documents.
Since Rogers-O’Brien introduced the iPad-based system, an average of $10,000 per project has been saved on printing costs alone, while the use of iPads to check on the spot is thought to have saved close to 55,000 hours of employee time.