With contractors consistently on the go, mobile technology is making it easier by reaching wall and ceiling contractors with construction apps.

 iPads, iPhones and other smart phones are considered irreplaceable resources on the job site nowadays with the help of downloadable applications that organize and deliver information quicker than ever. What makes them better than a laptop is their level of portability and the range of apps available for use.

Here’s a handful of some apps you should download to lighten up your tool bag and get the job done faster, whether you’re a beginner who just got a smart phone or you already access BIM data on your iPad. These options range in price and function but your best bet is to begin by downloading a free option, understand its functionality, and then pin-point which apps will work best for you by visiting Apple’s App store or Android’s Google Play Web sites.


1.  InsulSafe®SP Field App by CertainTeed Insulation

company name: CertainTeed Insulation

app name: InsulSafe®SP Field App

platform(s): Available on Google Play and Apple Stores

target audience: Insulation Contractors and Remodelers

app description: CertainTeed’s InsulSafe® SP Mobile Field App provides installers with easy access to the information they need most, exactly when they need it, on the job. With a few quick taps you can access:

  • The InsulSafe® SP Attic Calculator provides quick and easy on-site estimates to customers
  • An Attic Troubleshooting Guide to answer commonly asked questions
  • Health and safety information
  • Product information including specifications, brochures and videos.


2. ClarkDietrich iTools by ClarkDietrich Building Systems

company name: ClarkDietrich Building Systems

app name: ClarkDietrich iTools

platform(s): Compatible with all platforms—Web Based Application

target audience: Contractors, Distributors, Architects & Engineers

app description: ClarkDietrich iTools gives contractors and architects access to a broad range of data including cost-saving calculators, design tools, ClipExpress Navigation, CAD Details, LEED request forms and product literature directly from their mobile devices. Now available in Spanish. 


3. 3rd Arm App by CertainTeed Gypsum

company name: CertainTeed Gypsum

app name: 3rd Arm App

platform(s): iPhone, iPad and Android

target audience: Contractors, Architects and General Contractors

app description: Take the stress out of pricing a job. Generate accurate material lists and quotes instantly from the job site or wherever you are with this intuitive and easily customizable app.

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