9 Construction Apps and Tools for 2019

an image of under construction sign on top of keyboard Thanks to the advent of smartphones, tablets and other exciting technologies, many in the construction sector use specially-made apps to help them complete their projects. In this article, we take a look at the top apps and tools to use in the construction sector for 2019.

1. Fieldwire

Fieldwire is a construction management platform that lets you view construction blueprints, create schedules, build inspections and track costs. You can also create custom forms for RFI, daily reports and change forms. Fieldwire comes with a 5-star rating  

2. Geniebelt

Geniebelt is a construction project management platform that was built from the ground up. It is available as both a web-based application and mobile app. Geniebelt gives you real-time activity progress reports via the mobile app, site-to-office and inter-team communication and you can conduct audit trails. It also allows you to create custom dashboards that meet the requirements of your construction firm. Geniebelt can also be connected with your back-office applications such as CRM/ERP.  

3. TSheets

Cloud-based scheduling app, TSheets allows you to make both invoicing and payroll in a cost-effective and efficient manner. Construction workers can use the app to clock in and clock out through their mobile devices or via the job site. It also tracks GPS without data or wifi.

4. PlanGrid

For those who like to keep everything organized in their construction app, PlanGrid is the ideal app. With this app, you can instantly share your complete construction plans with your team. And as you do, you can track revisions, document progress, share images and reports as well as manage RFI and issues in the field.

5. Procore

The Procore construction management software provides you with an overview of your team's latest project updates in one app. Via Procore, you can manage and access all project's plans, drawings, schedules, documents, timecard and a whole lot more from one place. Procore gives you the capability of filtering RFIs by either due date or locations, rectify punch items offline, and receive status reports on all project uploads.

6. Dewalt Mobile Pro

For those looking for an app-based reference tool, look no further than Dewalt Mobile Pro. It is the perfect reference tool for construction workers to make accurate calculations fast. The app provides various templates to help you calculate area, length, volume and estimation. Once you have made your calculation, you can instantly share it via email. It even saves previous calculations in case you ever need them again.

7. Joist

Joist helps construction firms create estimates and invoices fast, efficiently and professionally. Through the app, you can customise the documents to fit your requirements, such as adding your logo and contact information. You can also retrieve signatures, accept payments, attach client documents, and preview documents before printing them. Additionally, you can attach relevant photos, manage client information, create personalised messages and export any other documentation.

8. Autodesk BIM 360 Docs

With Autodesk BIM 360 Docs, you can stay up to date with the rest of the construction project team. The cloud-based application comes with document management as well as review and control capabilities. It also allows all workers in the field to work together by sharing the earliest design plans via project completion materials. You can synchronise all your documents on the app, and manage any project issues.

9. OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool

We recently wrote an article about the health and safety of workers in hot weather. With the OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool, you get access to up-to-date hourly forecasts, real-time heat index and heat-related illness threat levels. It also has a section on first aid information and safety.

Beside the Apps, Make Sure Your Staff Have the Relevant Qualifications

While most of these apps help to improve productivity and output of your construction project, there are some apps that assist with health and safety on a construction site. But as you may already know, you need to make sure all your construction workers hold the relevant CSCS cards that it is based on their role. The Learning Station, a London-based training provider, has helped many individuals get their green CSCS cards. They deliver an intense 1-day CSCS course where they take the Level 1 exam in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment. Workers will get their exam results on the same day, and they get their certificate within 2 to 5 working days. For more information, please contact us on 020 8342 7210.