Project Inspection using Mobile Technology - Phase II

Phase II of the research effort will evaluate the benefits of transitioning job and documentation functions that are performed by a project inspector to a mobile device data platform. The research will develop appropriate tools and methodologies to capture additional field data elements (Field Note Records, Pay Items, Force Account) using the data collection platform developed during Phase I. Based on findings from Phase I, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) inspectors are wasting over $400,000 per month in lost productivity that could be prevented with broader usage of mobile applications.