Mobile devices continue to transform the modern construction jobsite. As construction technology continues to mold to the ever-changing mobile landscape, contractors are finding more options at their disposal.

For example, today Aconex,, San Bruno, Calif., launched Aconex Field. The new mobile and Web-based product will be on display tomorrow at Constructech’s Technology Day event being held at the San Mateo Marriott in San Mateo, Calif.

The product boasts a clean and intuitive user interface that helps to transform traditional paper-based processes associated with field inspection and issues management to more digitized and mobile processes. The product allows project teams to capture, analyze, report, communicate, and track defects and other issues right at the point of record. This goes a long way in helping to enable more accurate issue identification and resolution.

As Leigh Jasper, CEO, Aconex, describes, the product becomes an enabler to help contractors and project managers focus more on high-value direction and oversight rather than being tied down managing administrative tasks. Such capabilities are rapidly becoming necessary in order to help construction companies deliver quality projects.

One key enabling tool to this task is the iPad. For this reason, Aconex has designed the product to be used on site through a downloadable iPad or iPhone app. It can also be used off site for access using devices that use a Web browser, such as a laptop. The product is the latest in the company’s continued expansion of its mobile cloud collaboration portfolio. This includes Aconex Mobile for iPhone, announced in May 2011, and Aconex Mobile for iPad, announced this past September.

Available as either a standalone product or with the Aconex platform, Aconex Field features many intuitive functions that will help customers truly leverage the capabilities of the iPad. For example, with the device’s camera users are able to capture images on site and mark up the images for reference, and proceed to share with other parties in a collaborative manner.

All issues and associated information can be accessed in a secure manner as storage is in a permanent central location. The company also highlights the use of QR (quick response) codes for scanning purposes in order to identify locations for inspection or re-inspection.

While this initial product launch is designed for iOS, company officials say they are not limiting the app to just Apple products. In fact, the product is built using HTML5 meaning it can be configured for multiple mobile operating systems. As the mobile revolution continues to take over construction this will be important as contractors choose which devices are right for the job.

In all, this looks to be another exciting release to hit the construction-technology space. As mobile devices continue to proliferate the market, we can expect to see more interest from the software community in the area of making their products run as intuitively on these devices as they do on desktop computers.

Interested in learning more? Aconex will be exhibiting at the Technology Day event on Friday and will be available to discuss updates to products. Stop by booth 401 in the Exhibit Hall to visit with representatives from Aconex. View a complete list of exhibitors and the agenda for Technology Day online.