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Some of The Best IPhone/IPad Apps for The Construction Professional

Recommended IPhone Apps


IPhone users and IPhone applications are getting into the construction industry with some innovative solutions and applications for all related professionals. Certainly, Apple's IPhone apps are leading the way in the competition on applications and solutions for mobile phones, although, there are also other smart-phones systems like Android and Blackberry that are also rushing to get construction apps in their systems. Below is a list of some popular IPhone/IPod and IPad apps that you must have for a quick access.

1. SmartBidNet

Consisting of bid management systems, this IPhone app will allow you create and track your bid process with your subcontractors, and companies, in a secure and reliable way. SmartBidNet will provide you with accessible information to make bid projects easier and on time.

2. GoBIM

BIM applications are now used everywhere in the construction industry. GOBIM application will provide you the possibility to navigate 3D BIM models and their associated data. However, the size of the model that GoBIM can handle is dependent on three factors, number of triangles, number of parameters, and number of materials.

3. FingerCAD

CAD application for technical drawing with fingers assisted by computer. The final design will be saved, and it can be sent via e-mail or printed.

4. Architect’s Formulator

Over 200 formulas to help you on electrical, carpentry and plumbing calculations. In addition this app also includes concrete and excavation formulas that will help you estimate the concrete and bricks required. It also contains formulas for steel design, parking area and even swimming pool designs.

5. Carpenter's Helper

This excellent app will help you calculate roof pitch, rafter lengths, stair lengths, and more. The app has a nice graphical interface that will calculate stair, roof and floor projects.

6. Builders Helper App

This IPhone app will calculate several constructions projects: rafters, columns, concrete, stairs, drywall, painting, decking, roof, flooring and many more

7. Fast Concrete Pad Calculator

This app will calculate quantities needed of concrete and rebar for your next project. It will also calculate waste materials, concrete and rebar costs.

8. Drywall Calculator

This app will calculate how many drywall sheets you will need to finish properly the input area.

9. Roofing Calculator

After entering the area to be worked, this app will calculate  the number of roofing shingles, number of squares, and number of bundles for a given job. In addition you can input a cost per bundle and a waste overage percentage to be included in the calculation.

10. Procore

This app allows you to create and manage punch list items, access contact data, share and store project photos, log time card entries and more.  In addition, you can also manage construction schedules, RFI's, submittals, change orders and many other processes.

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