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13 Building and Construction Apps

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Many people assume that construction companies’ leaders have their heads in the clouds but the truth is that they store information there. In a sector that is frequently falsely accused of being sluggish to embrace technology, contractors today rely on the latest technological advances to have the job done. There are many construction apps available today and among them there are those meant for design, development and building. Here is a look at the top 13 construction apps.

1. Aconex Mobile

This construction app is for iPads and allows you to capture photos, audio and videos on project site, access and manage existing project document, review drawings and images, as well as view and edit project info offline so that you might sync with the platform once a connection is available.

2. BIMx

This is a free construction app and it turns gadgets into 3D communication as well as presentation tools for the architectural designs.

3. SmartBidNet

This is an iPhone construction app that allows you to create as well as track the bidding procedure with your subcontractors. This app offers accessible info to make it easier and timelier to bid projects.

4. Wheatland EMT Calc

This construction app is available for Androids and iPads and it helps contractors as well as engineers in the field who may, for example, want to know the amount they can save on twenty feet of conduit.

5. iBlueprint

This iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad app allows users to create as well as export custom floor plans. It is handy for real estate agents and contractors who would like to have an access to blueprints on job sites.

6. Architect’s Formulator

This app goes for $9.99 and it features over 200 formulas for carpentry, plumbing and electrical calculations. It also includes excavation and concrete formulas for estimating the bricks and concrete needed for a job. This app also has design formulas for parking areas, steel design and even swimming pools.

7. Green Pro

This is a $3.99 construction app that lets engineers, architects, contractors and owners access and follow up Leadership in Energy & Design credits for major renovations and new construction projects. It enables users to access credit requirements as well as find out when a specific requirement has been met.

8. Procore

This is a free construction app that makes construction management very easy. It allows users to create and control punch-list items, share and store project pictures, access contacts and log timecard entries.

9. iQuick Contract Maker

With this app, users are able to create as well as email contacts to clients from iPads, iPod Touch or iPhones. This $2.99 app can also be used for customizing contracts for a specific industry or trade.

10. Ustream Broadcaster

Although not necessarily intended for the construction industry, this is still a helpful app. It lets users stream live from their device while they are looking at properties for future development or on a job site.

 

11. PlanGrid

This free app lets you put all your project plans, photos and specs on your iPad. Besides, it allows for cloud-founded annotations that instantaneously sync with colleagues.

12. Carpenter’s Helper

This free app lets you calculate roof pitch, stair lengths and rafter lengths among other things.

13. JobTrac

This is an app that allows you to set up email alerts, track jobs, get the latest bidding news as well as views from all over the state.

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