The pieces keep falling into place. While doing some research on mobile apps that will help bring BIM and facilities information to the field, I stumbled upon a suite of mobile software from Vela Systems. Vela Systems’ software helps track issues in the field and allows for the documentation and viewing of those issues through email and mobile devices. As an owner of an iPad I was instantly excited to see that they did in fact have an iPad application for their management suite. The application for the iPad will allow you to view documents, worklists, checklists, and more through your iPad. It can even be used without a 3G connection in the field because it will upload your changes once you get to a Wifi hotspot.
The management suite which Vela has created shows the potential and power of information regarding a building being delivered to the right people in the field. It really drives home the idea of having BIM and facilities information in the field and viewable at any time. You can check out Vela Systems’ Management Suite at: http://www.velasystems.com/construction-field-software-products/#vela-mobile