IPads Supplanting Blueprints Raises Builders’ Productivity

IPads Supplanting Blueprints Raises Builders’ Productivity

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An Apple Inc. iPad displays Autodesk Inc. architectural drawings next to paper blueprints at a Skanska USA Building Inc. Inova Health System construction site in Lorton, Virginia. Jennifer Macks, a Skanska AB supervisor, said that using iPads and Autodesk Inc. modeling software she could request information from architects and suppliers, and use Wi-Fi to show the plans to colleagues on a large flat-screen television.