University of Oulu

Digitalization of mobile application in construction industry

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Author: Hussein, Abdul1
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Faculty of Technology, Industrial Engineering and Management
Format: ebook
Version: published version
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Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 3.1 MB)
Pages: 103
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Language: English
Published: Oulu : A. Hussein, 2019
Publish Date: 2019-06-04
Thesis type: Master's thesis (tech)
Tutor: Haapasalo, Harri
Majava, Jukka
Reviewer: Haapasalo, Harri
Majava, Jukka


There is strong evidence that digitalisation offers the ability to improve or upsurge the productivity and change of information along the whole construction industry supply chain.

The main purpose for this research project is to develop ways for the case company to connect its laser distance meters (LDMs) with an existing 3rd party app vendor or self-developed mobile applications to help penetrate the construction trades and respond to customer needs. The research project also represents the major pain-point of customers towards the use of existing mobile applications which support measuring in construction industries. It also aims at finding out whether measurement and data sharing in conventional methods are still used in the construction industry, and to explore the most relevant apps for each construction trade.

To achieve the research objectives, key construction trade such as (Building Construction (BC), General contractors or Interior Finishing (IF), doors and windows industries or Steel Metal (SM), architecture metal and facade or Mechanical and Electrical (ME) were analysed constructed on the most relevant measuring application. Mobile apps used by construction professionals were clustered and assessed based on the correlation between app descriptions, price, rating, and popularity details from the App Store and the survey conducted and evaluated in their measuring functions.

The results of this study lead to the fact that collaborating with key app developers will help to expand services and offering in the construction industry especially in the laser distance meter hardware. Due to that, it will be important to explore the existing trend towards mobile applications which support measuring applications in the construction industry.

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