Development of a deliverable oriented project coordination mobile application for construction.
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The average success rate across all contractors and all work sectors is about 13.3%, this is caused by a number of inefficiencies like delay of completed work, too many change orders by clients, slow decision-making processes, ineffective communication between teams on the project, incompetent site management and supervision, inadequate coordination with other parties, slow adaptation to scope changes. This study reviews the features of already existing mobile applications, that have been developed to ease these issues, and how they have taken advantage of the various possibilities that come with a digitalized platform like autonomy and versatility. This report further entails the development of a project coordination mobile application that is optimised to be simple to use and at the same time provide features to cover the many modules that go on in a construction project. This report goes on with the documentation of the development of the different views of the mobile application with details about the variables used in the templates throughout the application, the screenshots of the various page views in the application, the web technologies used to power up the application remotely, the management of state of the application with that on the backend. This also includes flow charts of the flow of project information from one user to the rest of the platform, this is further complemented with code snippets from the project codebase so as to add a direct implementation of the design i.e. the choice of data structures used, the processes the backend goes through when it receives the project data and the different tools used during its development. It also lists the results of the different tests carried out to test the reliability of the mobile application in areas with unstable coverage and the application server performance under stress. This development goes on and recommends the features that can be later enhanced or added, to the mobile application, with reasons backing them up.