Seattle is no doubt in the middle of a construction boom. This means that while thousands of local construction jobs have become available, many go unfulfilled. It should be now surprise then that in a city as tech saturated as Seattle, construction companies are turning to mobile apps and cloud-based software to make better use of a limited labor force. Traditionally, construction has lagged behind many other industries, such as mining, government, and healthcare, in adopting new digital technologies. But the current labor shortage has lead to innovative solutions. Apps such as PlanGrid allow construction firms to use electronic documents like blueprints and specs rather than have to shuffle a bevy of paper from office to work site. These centralized documents in turn allow individual workers to point out problems that can then be dealt with quickly and efficiently. This responsiveness in turn allows for more efficient use of workers’ time and less costly mistakes.