Technology is rapidly changing the way we live. Mobile apps are beginning to take the place of notepads and pencils. This change also applies to contractors as well. There are construction apps geared towards all facets of construction work, from flooring to roofing.

Construction Apps for your Mobile Toolbox

cadTouch R4 – $19.99

It allows users to draw floorplans, land surfaces (and calculate area and perimeter), facades, mechanical or structural parts (and calculate moments of inertia), diagrams, field notes, and more. Available on Android, iPhone and iPad.
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Builders Helper – $14.99

The most advanced, feature-rich, intuitive & user-friendly construction app available. Capable of handling even the most demanding construction projects. Available on iPhone and iPad.
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Carpet Estimator – Free

Carpet subcontractors and do-it-yourselfers can all quickly estimate the cost and materials for most carpet-laying jobs. This app also allows seam adjustments, carpet orientation options, and a built-in database for storing all room estimates and specs. Available on iPhone and iPad.
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Tile Calculator – $0.99

Add room length, room width (you can input in feet and inches or any combination of the two), tile size, and even border tile size and Tile Calculator will estimate how many tiles you need. Remember to add in 10% extra for waste. Available iPhone and iPad.
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Roofing Calculator – $0.99

This iPhone/iPod Touch app aids in the estimating of roofing shingles, number of squares, and number of bundles for a given job. Simply input the home or dwelling’s square footage, the roof’s pitch and tap on Calculate. Available on iPhone and iPad.
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Concrete Calculator – $0.99

If you have concrete delivered (as it is sold by the yard), the “Concrete Calculator” helps you calculate the amount of cubic yards of concrete. If you do not have concrete delivered, the app also gives you a choice to calculate number of 60 lb. or 80 lb. bags of concrete required. Available on iPhone and iPad.
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If you want to add some new tools to your toolbox, look no further than your mobile device. Your contracting business can benefit from the convenience that these construciton apps provide. For more great tips check out home renovation guru Bob Vila’s blog.

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Top Apps for Contractors – 2013

 

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