Being a lead contractor means that you often have to wear many different hats when it comes to dealing with the different aspects of construction projects. A roofing company in Maryland turned me onto a new app which I found pretty amazing. Apple developed Build Calc application which is a contractor App to help in construction which can be taken on the go. This app help contractors streamline areas that need to be addressed in almost any construction project; performing advanced calculations, cost estimating, drawing up designs, and managing forms and reports.
Build Calc was designed with one goal; to fix everything that was wrong with all other construction calculators and create one comprehensive calculator that would help streamline calculations for contractors. Build Calc has streamlined all of the advanced functions and eliminated the need to go through many steps to get the calculation that you are looking for. When using any advanced functions you can get the results of your calculation within one to two presses of buttons. A few of the advanced functions that are included in this app are: the advanced baluster function, the advanced stair function, fence function, interactive functions and much more.
Advanced Baluster Function: It completes layout of railing and staircase balusters with less guess work thus being flexible for every custom job.
Advanced Stair function: This comes in when one wants to have stair layouts for professional results like dimensioned drawings of your stringer,finished staircase, and stringer installation.
Fence Function: The app can help in estimation of rails, pickets, post or panel in a fence row length.
Interactive Functions: This update results automatically when you want to switch between regular and irregular hip roof analysis or when you want to change input values.The Stair, Baluster, Compound Miter, and Rafter functions are now fully interactive.
42Nd Parallel is the developer of this app and they take pride in continuously updating the calculator with more advanced functions.It is available in the Apple store for both the iPhone and iPad.