2015 is three-fourths of the way over, which means it’s time to take a look back over the past nine months and take a look at a few tech innovations for the construction industry.
When one thinks of apps for computers and smartphones, one doesn’t usually think of construction. In reality, though, there are several apps for the construction industry that come in handy and are quite applicable to professionals in the field.
We decided to take a look at a few construction apps that can help your business wherever you are, especially if you’re on the go.
Construction Master Pro
Construction Master Pro isn’t free – it costs $19.99 – but that is a good investment given what it does. It is an advanced calculator that helps you easily calculate layouts, plans, estimates, and bids. The feet-inch-fraction function allows you to convert anything in a snap, and the variety of functions give you flexibility to calculate just about anything you need.
It has a 4.8/5 rating on the Google Play store and is compatible for Android and iOS.
If you’ve ever wanted an easier way to plot lines for a job – and estimate materials needed for a project – Planimeter is probably for you.
This app helps you measure distances and land areas using satellite imagery, and allows you to plot lines using your phone. It also helps you create an estimate of how much material you’ll need for a given job, which can be very helpful in the field.
Plus, it’s only $2.99, so it’s a cheap investment. It has received a 4.4/5 rating on Google Play.
BIMx is one of the cooler construction apps you’ll find. Building Information Modeling (BIM) software is very useful, especially at the client end, but sometimes it can be difficult to share that information with clients.
BIMx excels at sharing design proposals with clients in a straightforward way that they can easily understand. If you’ve ever wanted to run through a design with a client or another firm, BIMx is useful.
The best thing about BIMx: it’s absolutely free. It has a 4.3/5 rating on Google Play.
Construction apps can also help with communication. Fieldwire is one such app that is designed to foster easier communication between all levels of a project. It is a planning app that simplifies the communication process for project managers, foremen, and superintendents, and gives them an easy platform for collaboration.
You can use Fieldwire to quickly share photos, punch lists, plans, and more. It’s free, and has a 4.2/5 rating on Google Play.
This last app is used by over half a million professionals in the construction industry. It is so popular because it has a lot of functionality, from sharing project estimates and timesheets to maintenance logs and daily reports. It also allows you to easily create on-site estimates for construction projects.
Construction Manager is a great tool to have, which is why it’s so widespread. Plus, it’s free, which is always nice.
These construction apps help make things easier for construction pros in the field or in the office. Anyone who is in the industry should at least take a look at getting apps to help them better manage their projects.
What are some construction apps that you find useful?