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Best Construction Apps for 2018

Need help with your next construction project? There’s an app for that. Actually, there are several. Stay connected with your project team while out in the field using the many helpful resources right in the palm of your hand. Read on to learn about some of the best construction apps for 2018.

Fieldwire

Fieldwire app logo

This construction management software with a five star rating allows you to easily view your blueprints, create schedules, track costs and build inspections and punch lists in the office or out in the field. Custom forms for daily reports, RFIs and change orders will soon be available.

Updated: 10/2/17 Fieldwire.com

 

Autodesk BIM 360 Docs

Autodesk BIM 360 Docs app logo

Stay up to date with the rest of your construction project team using the cloud-based Autodesk BIM 360 Docs app. With document management and review and control capabilities, all users in the field can work together sharing their earliest design plans through project completion materials. Sync all documents here and manage any project issues.

Updated: 9/25/17 BIM360.com/Docs

 

First Aid by American Red Cross

First Aid by American Red Cross app logo

Now this app isn’t exactly what comes to mind first when thinking about construction, but the American Red Cross can help with their First Aid app offering expert advice for everyday emergencies. Use this to read through tips and step-by-step instructions, as well as watch videos and take interactive quizzes to ensure safer workdays for you and your team.

Updated: 3/13/17 RedCross.org

 

TSheets

TSheets app logo

TSheets is the cloud-based scheduling app that makes payroll and invoicing faster and less expensive for your company. Employees can clock in and out from the jobsite directly from their mobile device, which also accurately tracks GPS points without cell or internet service.

Updated: 9/28/17 TSheets.com

 

PlanGrid

PlanGrid app logo

PlanGrid makes our list every year. Use it to keep your project organized by instantly sharing complete construction plans with your project team. Track revisions, share photos and reports, document progress and manage issues and RFIs in the field.

Updated: 10/2/17 PlanGrid.com

 

OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool

OSHA-NIOSH Head Safety Tool app logo

Any outdoor worker knows the importance of keeping cool and hydrated on hot summer days. Use the OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool to see real-time heat index, hourly forecasts and heat-related illness threat levels. Also be sure to check out their safety tips and first aid information.

Updated: 5/23/17 Osha.gov

 

Procore Construction Project Management Software

Procore Construction Project Management Software app logo

See your entire team’s latest project updates with one app. Complete and access all project drawings, documents, schedules, timecards and more from one place. You can now filter RFIs by due dates and locations, resolve punch items offline and look out for status reports on all project uploads.

Updated: 10/4/17 Procore.com

 

DEWALT Mobile Pro

DEWALT Mobile Pro app logo

DEWALT Mobile Pro is a perfect reference tool for construction workers to provide accurate calculations fast. Make use of the templates provided for area, length, volume and estimating and share results instantly via email. The stored history function allows you to save and find previous work quickly.

Updated: 9/21/17 DeWalt.com

 

Joist

Joist app logo

Create estimates and invoices quickly and professionally using Joist. Here you can customize these documents with your company logo and information right from your mobile device. Attach client documents, retrieve signatures, accept payments and preview and print before sending. Also, attach any relevant photos, create personalized messaging, manage clients’ information and export any and all documentation here.

Updated: 9/25/17 Joist.com

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