Construction business
Construction business
Construction Technology: “There’s an App for That”

As the commercial construction industry grows, so does the technology that makes it possible. Equipment such as drills, hammers, saws and more are constantly changing for the better but it’s not just construction tools that are evolving – digital aids are expanding as well. As mobile technology makes its way to jobsites, contractors now have a slew of applications available for their smartphones or tablets.

At Leon Williams Contractors, we stay on top of trends that drive construction tools in and out of Knoxville as it helps us stay efficient. Mobile apps can make work easier for site and project managers to track work flow and progress and have the ability to connect with clients, crew members, subcontractors, and vendors faster than ever before.

While these apps may be wonderfully beneficial to a general contractor, figuring out which ones are best for your business can be tricky. Here are a few that could benefit your next commercial construction project in more ways than one:

  • PlainGrid: PlainGrid has been hailed as one of the best apps in the industry. Available for both Apple and Android mobile devices and tablets, it lets contractors, architects, and design-build firms collaborate with all their project plans, specs, and photos. It’s easy to use and a great way to stay in touch with customers.
  • ConstructionHelper: This Android app is excellent for on-site calculations. Able to supply measurements for areas, total surface and price of surfaces groups, rectangular prism volumes, volume cost and weight, and total cost and weight of volume groups, this low-cost application is an ideal tool for the modern construction professional.
  • Green Pro: With an ever increasing popularity around green construction, general contractors need to stay current with rules, regulations, and environmental trends. Green Pro is just the app to help as it offers understanding, access and tracking of the U.S. Green Building Council. With guidelines that change regularly, downloading this app can make sure your next project passes LEED standards.

Commercial construction is changing faster than ever and managing your next project could require even more precision than before. Utilizing technology such as mobile applications can ensure a worry-free operation that involves and satisfies all parties – the customer included. If you’re looking to expand your business, make sure you find the right app for job.


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