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Top Construction and Builder Utility Apps

Construction is an industry that goes everywhere. You need to be ready for anything, no matter what job site you’re on and often time is against you. More than just your normal toolkit is needed at times and technology can be your friend.

 

Check out the top 10 apps for builders and the construction industry below:

  1. BidCrete

BidCrete is an App designed to give you online access to a choice of suppliers at one time. It will save you time and money. Receive more quotes and avoid phone calls or waiting on hold. Builders are often time-poor and call the first supplier that comes to mind to order concrete at the last minute. Now with BidCrete, ordering concrete is easy.

Key Features:

  • Competitive quotes
  • Cancellation or Rebook at the push of a button
  • Easy access to suppliers 24/7
  • More choice of delivery time and date
  • GPS service links

 

  1. BuildXact

BuildXact is an online construction management software for builders and trades in Australia, New Zealand and Canada to manage and estimate jobs, from first contact to quote and final invoice, with quote, scheduling and purchasing management tools.

Key Features:

  • Historical database
  • Cost database
  • Building product database
  • Customer management
  • Take – offs

 

  1. Procore

Founded by construction engineers, PlanGrid was made specifically for people who work out in the field. Major construction companies rely on PlanGrid’s cloud-based construction document management and collaboration platform.

Key Features:

  • Project dashboard
  • Timecard
  • Photo archive
  • Drawing management
  • Submittals

 

  1. Punch List & Site Audit Report

No more hassles finding and downloading photos, copy and pasting notes and composing final site audit documents. Punch List does all this in a simple interface using advanced software to generate simple PDF files that can be emailed straight from the construction site.

Great for:

  • Audits
  • Inspections
  • Punchlists
  • Snagging
  • Site Walks

 

  1. GoCanvas – Business Forms

GoCanvas gives you the power to collect the information you need from customers and co-workers and transform it into PDFs that reflect your brand — without writing a line of code. Build customized Apps for anything you’d use paper forms for and stop wasting time on slow-moving documents and processes.

Key Features:

  • Capture GPS location
  • Record date and time
  • Scan barcodes
  • Collect signatures
  • Invoices

 

  1. Oracle Aconex Mail and Docs

Aconex is the #1 cloud platform for managing information and processes on the world’s largest construction and engineering projects. Access all your project data on your mobile device anytime/anywhere. Connect with your team and keep things moving while maintaining the highest levels of security.

Key Features:

  • Review documents and reviews
  • Project Mail
  • Access unread, outstanding and overdue tasks
  • Attach photos or videos
  • Work offline

 

  1. BIMx

GRAPHISOFT’s mobile BIM communication tool, BIMx, is the ultimate BIM project communication app. It features the ‘BIMx Hyper-model’, a unique technology for navigating the integrated drawing sheet and 3D building model, and for displaying building component information.

Key Features:

  • VR support on iPhone
  • Fly and walk mode
  • Location feedback during navigation
  • Hyperlinked 2D and 3D
  • Split view multitasking

 

  1. PlanGrid

PlanGrid states that they are  the No 1 construction app in the field. Instantly share real-time plans, markups, photos, punch lists, and daily reports with the entire project team, no matter where you are. Keep everyone on the current construction set to easily and quickly track revisions, view document progress, and manage issues in the field, even without internet.

Key Features:

  • Progress photos pinned directly onto blueprint
  • Automatic backup and archive
  • All markups and notes instantly sync
  • Construction management tools
  • Track and resolve punchlists

 

  1. CoConstruct

CoConstruct is a cloud-based construction management software designed with the needs of builders in mind as well as their clients and trade partners. CoConstruct works to help eliminate the chaos in your day while creating rewarding building experiences.

Key Features:

  • Budgeting
  • Client Communication
  • Cost-Plus Management
  • Custom-Branded Mobile App
  • Expense Tracking

 

  1. OmTrak

OmTrak Construction Software by WebFM provides a cloud-based solution to optimize & organise construction jobs, allowing easy project collaboration between owners, architects, builders and contractors.

Key Features:

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Asset Tracking
  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Bidder Management
  • Collaboration