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Top 10 Construction Apps by ENR Readers

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As part of its ongoing review of productivity apps for construction professionals, ENR reached out to its readers, Twitter followers, Facebook friends and other social network users for their favorite construction and productivity apps.

Listed here are some of the apps that came through ENR's social graph, including some apps from engineering students at George Mason University.

Although by no means complete, this latest review will be published and updated online on at ENR.com/technology/social_media with the rest of ENR's ongoing list of curated and reviewed apps for both the Apple and Android platforms.

Let us know about apps you like by commenting here or emailing us at ENR_Web_Editors@McGraw-Hill.com. 

 

 

1. BIMx

by Graphisoft SE

Free

Platforms: Apple iOS

This app turns your device into a 3D communication and presentation tool.After users upload a 3D drawing, they can explore architectural design in a building information modeling environment.

 

2. Onsite Planroom

by UDA Technologies Inc.

Free

Platforms: Apple iOS  & Android

OnSite PlanRoom for iPads is designedto synchronize with ConstructionOnline documents (once you sign up for a free account at constructiononline.com,which offers one GB of storage space).

 

3. Control Center 7

by EarthCam.net

Free

Free for EarthCam.net customers, the app for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch users provides access to jobsite cameras in real time. Users can save or e-mail images or post previous ones to the account.

Platforms: Apple iOS

 

4. Prontoforms

by TrueContext Corp.

FREE

This mobile productivity app for iPhonesand iPads allows users to create their own mobile forms for field services management. Further, users can choose forms from existing templates.

Platforms: Apple iOS  & Android

 

5. Home Builder Pro Calcs

by Double Dog Studios

$4.99

Now with more than 270 home-improvement calculations and unit conversions, Home Builder Pro Calcs allows quick, easy calculations, including hours and cost estimates as well as take-off quantities.

Platforms: Apple iOS  & Android

 

6. Home Inspection

by LPM Enterprises Inc.

$1.99

This app provides its users with an organized, room-by-room and step-by-step visual inspection of single-family homes for the purpose of identifying visible flaws or defects prior to the closing.

Platforms: Apple iOS  

 

7. Ustream Broadcaster

by Ustream.tv Inc.

FREE

Ustream Broadcaster now supports additional devices, including the fourth-generation iPod Touch, and works over 3G and WiFi. Your device must have built-in camera support to run this application.

Platforms: Apple iOS  & Android

 

8. Toodledo

by Toodledo

$1.99

Developers and Toodledo fans call this appa powerful task and note manager. Built for the iPhone and iPad, it helps users keep track of notes and to-do lists. It also synchs up with the popular online version.

Platforms: Apple iOS  & Android (3rd Party Directory)

 

9. My Measures & Dimensions

By SIS Software

$2.99

This app boasts more than a million downloads from the Apple App store. With data provided in metric and imperial units, it's also an Apple staff favorite worldwide. It also can store and share object dimensions.

Platforms: Apple iOS  & Android

 

10. TurboViewer

by IMSI/Design LLC

FREE

TurboViewer for iPads and iPhones is a free app for iPhones that calls itself the first and only native DWG viewer that supports both 2D and 3D CAD DWG files for the iOS platform. The Android version is due soon.

Platforms: Apple iOS

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