"Wearable" network devices are set to take the building sector by storm, providing dramatic improvements to design and construction processes as well as helping to ensure the safety of on-site workers.

The rapid evolution of mobile apps and portable network devices is on the verge of prompting a profound transformation in the area of construction site equipment. While building companies already make widespread use of smartphones, tablet computers and mobile apps to expedite the sharing and dissemination of project data, researchers…