Product Focus: Construction Apps
Enhanced Estimating Software
On Center Software
On-Screen Takeoff effectively scales to support all types and sizes of construction enterprises. The software is a visualization of what has been defined as the project’s scope. With OST, contractors view electronic plans from anywhere- office or field. The company’s OST integrates with estimating, accounting, and plan rooms. If it’s colored, it’s counted.
Topcon Positioning Group
Topcon Tierra and Sitelink3D mobile apps are designed to offer on-the-go remote connections to equipment and job sites. The Tierra mobile app lets customers login with their existing passwords and track their equipment fleets from an iPhone or iPad. The mobile app is available to download at no charge. Customers can also more conveniently manage and monitor job sites with the new Topcon Sitelink3D mobile app. The Sitelink3D mobile app is available for purchase on the Apple App Store.
Project Management Software
eSUB Construction Software
eSUB is a cloud-based project management software solution for contractors. The product enables users to manage projects from any location, using a smart phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop. With the software, users can create and share documents in minutes. All project changes update in real time, keeping everyone on the same page. The software is continually releasing updates, and recently released a new ‘Resource Management and Scheduling’tool.
Ceilings’Product Offering App
The Ceilings Mobile App is an iOS application that creates a visually rich way to view the products. The app aims to educate the design and contractor community about the breadth and depth of the USG Ceilings portfolio. Key features include:
- Product and application photos
- Installation ‘how-to’videos
- Key literature and catalogs
- Ability to share content on social channels such as Facebook and Twitter
- ‘Record notes’ function to capture ideas that may occur when viewing different products
- Capability to order samples and literature
- Ease of contacting a USG representative
CertainTeed has integrated its entire gypsum product line into ecoScorecard and SmartBIM online tools, helping architects and designers measure the environmental impact of products and materials against the major environmental rating systems. ecoScorecard provides architects and designers with the ability to search and evaluate products based on environmental characteristics, including 1,200 unique attributes across 20 green building rating systems. The free online system automatically updates as rating systems change and offers easy access to the documentation required for project submittals. Allowing architects and designers the ability to gauge environmental performance throughout the design process, the SmartBIM Tool featuring ecoScorecard is a plug-in for use with Autodesk Revit and Trimble SketchUp. The tool embeds all of the environmental data included in ecoScorecard into the product’s BIM object.