TEC401-Wk 1-Technology in Construction

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Running head: TECHNOLOGY IN CONSTRUCTION 1 Technology in Construction Jeff Scurry TEC/401 August 2, 2010 Professor Bassett Technology in Construction
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TECHNOLGY IN CONSTRUCTION 2 This is a personal analysis of the use of technology in the construction industry, in particular the commercial swimming pool construction industry. This analysis is of a small single entity business that the owner of the business operates from his home. The analysis will cover the use of technology in both the office environment and the use of technology in the field application. This analysis will explore the organizational aspects and use of technology in the front-end office operations and the organizational aspects and use of technology in the field operations. First, the analysis will explore the use of technology in the front office aspect of the business. The business office consists of a staff of two, the owner, and an administrative assistant position. The front office uses a personal computer with Internet access to locate and bid on new construction projects within the scope and capabilities of the business. The locating of new projects to bid on is one of the primary functions of the front office this aspect of the business is the responsibility of the owner. The owner accomplishes this mainly through personal contacts, networking, and joining organizations that send out alerts via the Internet. Before the use of the Internet, the owner would receive these alerts by mail or through phone connections. The use of a personal computer and Internet access increases the speed at which notification of new construction projects are available for the owner to review and bid on projects of interest. The front office or business office uses the services of a payroll company and accounting company to handle some of the back office type of services that the business may and does need. The front office concerns itself with the acquisition of new construction projects and the
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