How many hours a day do you spend on your phone? We don’t just mean talking on your phone, but also checking email, reading important documents and texting with clients and co-workers. If you’re lucky, you may also get a moment or two to read a news article or like a few photos on Facebook. Regardless, we’re on our phones a lot, so why not make them more useful?
Technology has made the whole world more immediate. How many construction managers do you know that end their day at 5 p.m.? Even carpenters and tradesman check their emails on the weekend. Temporary workers and contract employees must especially stay on top of technology, waiting to be contacted for the next big project. In the construction field, with all of the mathematics, contracts and communication involved in each project, it is almost impossible to unplug.
That means there are some really innovative, useful apps that can make you more productive on the job. We’ve got the details on four of the most helpful apps that should make their way into your digital toolbox.
4 Useful Apps that Make Construction Jobs Easier
Control Center 7 by EarthCam.net
This app for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch users is free for EarthCam users and allows you to access and monitor jobsite cameras in real time. Users can save or email images or post previous ones to the account. Is safety a concern? How about worker collaboration? Now you can monitor your jobsite any time and from any location.
My Measures & Dimensions by SIS Software
This app costs less than a Starbucks latte and boasts more than a million downloads from the Apple App store. Working on both Apple and Android, users can store and share object dimension in both metric and imperial units.
TurboViewer by IMSI/Design LLC
Another free app for iPads and iPhones, Turboview calls itself the first and only native DWG viewer that supports both 2D and 3D CAD DWG files for the iOS platform. No iPhone? Don’t worry — the Android version is in the works.
Construction Manager by Snappi
With more than half a million construction managers already on board, this app from the Google Play Store allows the transfer of maintenance logs, daily reports, project estimates and time sheets between company headquarters and construction sites. Your salespeople can also create on-site estimates for construction and repair projects.
Smartphones and tablets are becoming more critical to successful work. Taking advantage of these timesaving apps can really make a difference in your construction business. If you are ready to manage your crew and site more efficiently and effectively, contact CCS Construction Staffing. Unlike many staffing agencies, we have extensive experience providing workplace solutions specifically for the construction industry. Give us a try!