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The modeling software spin-off of engineer-construction manager MWH Global clearly loves its clients, and from the array of testimonials displayed on its website, they seem to love Innovyze right back. More »

ENR asked Apple to query its developer community in a quest to help idenfity the most popular construction apps in the App Store. More »

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. More »

What's the secret to a solid approach to social media platforms for construction firms? In this special report, ENR editors report on how to close business, keep your brand safe, and tell the world more about what you do - without hurting relationships. It starts with an understanding of the risks and rewards of social media. More »

Employees are mingling and showing themselves off to potential employers, and employers are looking to cut the time needed to reduce long lists of job candidates. More »

As more contractors and design firms dive into social media, some-but not all-are beginning to develop formal company policies and programs to guide employee behavior and manage risks. More »

When faced with the likelihood that it would have to blow a levee during flood season last spring, the Corps set up a Facebook page. Within hours the hits and comments were piling up exponentially. More »

Construction companies are becoming active users of social media, but much of the chatter is hidden from view. More »

Creators hope site spurs a slew of beneficial reuse projects around the world. More »

One of the positive outcomes that firms report in using social media is building rapport with clients. Often, it evolves from teaming with them to help make information about projects available to the public. More »
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ENR Readers’ Top Apps
BIMx by Graphisoft SE
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.

Onsite Planroom by UDA Technologies Inc.
Platforms: Apple iOS & Android
OnSite PlanRoom for iPads is designedto synchronize with ConstructionOnline documents (once you sign up for a free account at,which offers one GB of storage space).

Control Center 7 by
Platforms: Apple iOS
Free for 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.

Home Builder Pro Calcs by Double Dog Studios
Platforms: Apple iOS & Android
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.

Top Free and Paid
Construction Apple Apps
1. BuildCalc by 42nd Parallel
There's a reason that construction pros call this the best custom calculator—it does a lot. Key features are advanced baluster, stairs and hip/valley functions and even more support from its makers.

2. Construction Calculator by Infinity Softworks
Developers of this app say it combines18 simple spreadsheet-like templates for estimating materials and project planning.It now has linear, area and volume unittypes for both feet and inches.

3. Constructor Master Pro by Calculated Industries
Built for all the subsets of A/E/C sectors,this app features the same engine that powers the industry-standard advanced construction-math calculators from Calculated Industries, with more user guides.

4. Material estimator by Calculated Industries
Another handy app by Calculated Industries, this one is geared for estimating professionals who need to estimate materials and costs for concrete, fences, decks, bricks, tile, flooring, gravel, painting, drywall and paneling.

5. SIGHTLEVEL by Auman Software LLC
Now this is one plumb app. This tool turns your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch into a virtual laser level. The latest features include a two-finger gesture to activate live angles.