The paper you love so much is killing the industry

The paper you love so much is killing the industry

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, since 1964 design and construction had been the only industry to actually grow less efficient. With all the innovations in tools and equipment we still find the majority of job sites flooded with paper and printers. The best irony I have seen was Green trailers with filling cabinets and hanging drawings. Job sites could go extremely green by needing less trailers if they would get rid of their paper addiction. Using web based project management applications and web meetings would reduce the number of trailers even further by eliminating the amount of staff on site and the square footage required to store all the paper. The first picture shown above with the office administrator and her filing cabinets is not necessary if everything were managed electronically. She could even work from home and not have to travel to the office. Everyone needs to pitch in to get rid of the paper on the projects that is costing companies exorbitant amounts of money, depleting our natural resources and doesn’t provide any real value to the project.