Author

Devin Squire

Date of Award:

10-26-2012

Document Type:

Thesis

Degree Name:

Master of Science (MS)

Department:

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Advisor/Chair:

Kevin Heaslip

Abstract

Mobile technology is becoming more and more pervasive within the consumer industry. Devices such as Smartphones and Tablets are able to relay information effectively and affordably either with or without an accompanying cellular connectivity plan. The effect of this technology is slowly making its way through the corporate world. Recognizing that this technology has the potential to affect workflow practices within a Department of Transportation, this thesis first presents two mobile applications to address specific areas of concern identified within the Utah Department of Transportation maintenance division. The first application creates a living directory that provides specific information regarding employees, equipment, and location within maintenance shed locations throughout the state of Utah. The second application provides a seamless method of information transfer as it relates to traffic signs from the field directly to central servers in an effort to reduce data loss and corruption.

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