Faculty Advisor

Christopher, Peter R.

Faculty Advisor

Mathews, Lauren M

Project Center

Melbourne, Australia


This project assisted the City of Melbourne Building Team, within the city's Building and Planning Branch, increase efficiency and effectiveness of its services by improving data transfer procedures used to convey information from the field to the office. We identified suitable field communication and data transfer technologies to replace the present system and considered the desirability of introducing a mobility tool within the organization. The primary methods used to gather information while in Australia were interviews, surveys, shadowing, and online research. The final deliverable of the project is a summary establishing the need for mobility tools that satisfy the requirements of the Building Team.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2010

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology