Top 5 Apps for Builders and Contractors

Posted on September 1, 2016 by CCF



The use of these top 5 apps and others from your smartphone or tablet has become increasingly important. This massively helps the construction industry for productivity tools on site and in the office. With managing projects, contractors and bids the importance of effective communication has never been greater. As technology has developed overtime so has the way we communicate using smartphones and tablets. Through innovative solutions and the development of apps you can communicate to team and clients through your device apps.


Below is a list of our top 5 apps for builders and contractors to use, that will consequently help communication, organisation and productivity on a day to day basis.


1. PlanGrid


Available on iOS, iPad, Android & Web

PlanGrid app will manage your documents due to keeping your team up to date, letting contractors and architects collaborate on project plans, photo’s, revisions and document progress.

-   Instantly sync across all platforms markups and notes

-   Manage and distribute documents

-   Work from the current set

- Built-in measuring tool



2. SmartBidNet

Available on iOS, iPad, Android & Web

SmartBidNet app provides you with accessible information, therefore it allows you to create and track your bid process. Either with subcontractors or companies securely.

-   Send communications to a company for projects

-   Access and search your private network of subcontractors

-   Bid for projects on the go

- Build custom pre qualification forms

3. Photo Measures

Available on iOS, iPad & Android

Photo Measures app takes photos on your phone or tablet furthermore lets you add dimensions and notes directly to the photos. The app exports your dimensions and notes by email or to a photo library.

- Export dimensions by email (JPG or PDF) or to the photo library

- Take a photo and directly draw measures on it

- Save your measures in imperial or metric units

- Add text as comments when measures are not enough

4. Fast Concrete Pad Calculator

Available on iOS, iPad & Android

Fast Concrete Pad Calculator app calculates how much concrete and rebar is required for your concrete pad project. The app calculates material cost and waste which as a result allows users to email estimates to yourself, team members and contractors.

- Email estimates to yourself, team members or contractors

- Calculates concrete and rebar costs

- Supports any concrete pad sizes

- Add additional material costs


5. Construction Master Pro


Available on iOS, iPad, Android & Windows

Construction Master Pro app makes calculating jobsite problems easier due to including a full trigonometric functions. Furthermore estimates, bids, plan and dimensional math conversions are used.



-   Solve construction-math problems onsite or in the office.

-   Reduce errors and save time and money

-   Trigonometric keys and comprehensive building dimensions including, inch fractions, yards and decimal feet