Industry guests at the recent IBM Manufacturer Directors' Forum said that smart technology, including mobile applications and BIM, has huge potential to integrate factory or workspace building and operations. Steve Radcliffe, managing director at Clugston Construction, reported that his firm is looking to use mobile devices to assist with building maintenance; the technology will provide records on-site instead of having to view them at an office. An added benefit is timeliness. "[Y]oung people use this technology as second nature, so business has to adopt these solutions or risk isolating the next generation of potential employees," said Simon Carr, managing director of construction and property company Henry Boot.
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