There’s an app for that. Apps are all around us, and these apps help businesses work with less issues, higher profitability and more accountability. From collaboration to communication, all of the following apps have a place on a construction site:
1. Red Cross First Aid
Construction sites are riddled with injuries and accidents. Red Cross First Aid is available on Android and iOS, and it’s 100% free. Businesses will want to make sure that they have all of the right insurances in place.
“General liability insurance protects your business against claims of property damage, bodily injury, personal injury, and advertising injury or slander. Working like a safety net, a general liability policy keeps you covered in unexpected and unfavorable circumstances,” writes Contractors Mark.
But just because your business has insurance, that doesn’t mean it’s enough to protect your workers.
This app has:
- Step-by-step videos to help workers through emergency situations
- 911 integration
- Life-saving quizzes to test your knowledge
- Safety tips
When an emergency does occur, Red Cross First Aid can help.
JobFlex has a place in all professional service provider arsenals, but it’s ideal for construction businesses. The paid app allows you to create your own bids and estimates on-the-spot. You can send the bid to a potential job, or you can email or print it, too.
The drag and drop function allows you to add the following to your bid:
- Materials list
- Items cost
Research shows that JobFlex helps produce bids 20% faster and with a much higher accuracy. Your business will save time and money with JobFlex, but the main drawback is that it costs $10 per month for the basic service and is available only on Android at the moment.
3. Bridgit Closeout
Bridgit Closeout is a cloud-based app that is on both Android and iOS. Pricing needs to be requested, but the app is a must-have for all construction businesses. The app is best for task management, and this allows for managers to share information among one another. The app has the ability to share details across management.
The app offers the ability to:
- Assign work
- Report information
- Take notes
All team members are notified in real-time. If a roofing issue occurs, it can be noted, allowing for the entire team to discuss their options and come up with a solution to the problem.
4. DeWALT Mobile Pro
DeWALT’s Mobile Pro tools is a tool designed for construction calculation. You’ll find that the app is ideal for construction calculations, so all you need to do is tap on a feature to properly perform fieldwork.
The app offers:
- Nine add-on calculations
- Hundreds of trade-specific calculations
- Calculation savings
- Construction calculator
- Reference materials
Construction sites rely on proper calculations for all of the material to be ordered, cut properly and ensure a seamless project is complete.
In-app purchases are available, but the app is free. You can download the app on Android and iOS. What’s nice about the DeWALT Mobile Pro app is that it allows you to learn new skills, access eBooks and even choose trade-specific add-ons to use.