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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