Recently, Cecilia Padilla, CEO, On Center Software–a highly respected estimator and project manager in the drywall industry—recently took time out of her hectic schedule to sit down with Peggy Smedley, editorial director, Constructech magazine to talk about the future of construction, and how contractors and estimators can use can mobile devices and cloud solutions to improve bottomline profits anytime.

As a healthcare facility owner with more than 70 years of building ownership, we have been handed all kinds of “stuff” at the end of a project. In the past, this stuff used to include tons of paper (for example one of our hospital projects from 2004 had more than 2,000 drawings for its construction set).

At the intersection of construction and technology, the word “fad” need not apply. In an industry that, on the whole, warms slowly to change—sometimes for better and sometimes for worse—by the time a technology infiltrates the market, it’s most likely not going to be short lived like a fad, nor is it likely to cause any sort of crazed behavior among construction professionals.