You have a lot of tools in your construction arsenal.
You use them for demo, building, and repairs. They make your job easier.
It may come as a surprise, but your phone or tablet could also be a useful tool for running your construction business. The right apps can make your job easier, helping you keep things more organized with clients, employees, or both.
The best construction apps for 2019 include:
- Clear Estimates
- Bluebeam Revu
With these tools in your belt, 2019 could be the year that you master project and team management.
7 Must Have Construction Apps for 2019
Team & Project Management
A construction management system for general and specialty contractors, as well as residential home builders and remodelers, BuilderTrend integrates project scheduling and management with client and service management, as well as financial management.
Helping manage bid requests and estimates, BuilderTrend also offers pre-sale process management into its comprehensive suite. Project management includes daily logs, to-do lists, scheduling, document and photo management, messaging, and more. Among other features, the financial tools include options to invoice, process payments, plan budgets, and create purchase orders.
With your choice of camera, take a quick 360° photo of your job site, sync the photo up with the StructionSite app on your mobile device, tag location of image in application, and integrate it with a content sharing app such as Egnyte.
Improve your overall process with weekly meetings to coordinate with subs, efficiently planning work and reviewing commitments while looking at site conditions that are up-to-date.
Subs can also check on the status of the job site with their phone or computer to check if it is time for them to be on the job.
Offering secure file sharing capability for teams, Egnyte keeps all pertinent content at the tip of your fingers.
Regardless of file size, device, bandwidth, or location, all data is secure and delivered at hyper-speed. Unifying storage, file access, and data management, Egnyte gives your team a standard and efficient way to manage cloud-based content.
4. Clear Estimates
Providing over 10K parts with material and labor costs, Clear Estimates will give you up-to-date pricing that is tailored to the area in which you work.
Choose from over 60 templates – kitchen, bathroom, garages, additions, etc. – as a jumping off point, then customize your specific project. Clear Estimates does the rest, automatically generating a professional proposal composed from a pre-written language and adding your company information such as name, address, logo, and phone number.
Daily Reporting & Time Cards
With a comprehensive time card feature as well as task and photo management, Raken simplifies employee accountability, freeing their time up from computer busy work allowing them to stay where you need them: on the job site.
Providing project notifications, analytics, and insights, Raken generates simple daily reports from the field.
Incorporating personnel and employer management as well as license, insurance, and certification management, HammerTech also helps you manage any injury or incident reports.
Helping with orientation and monitoring of equipment along with the management of safety and quality inspections, this app features a dashboard that includes daily reports and actionable insights.
7. Bluebeam Revu
PDF markup and editing software that is designed specifically for the AEC industry, Bluebeam® Revu® allows for greater efficiency and collaboration, at the touch of a finger.
Helping to eliminate repetitive processes, Bluebeam® Revu® shaves time off of your work day with improved efficiency, helping you get the job done on budget and on time.
With these apps in your tool belt, you will be able to run a tighter ship in 2019. Keeping projects, clients, and employee management at the tip of your fingers will assure your construction business stays organized, focused, and on task.