An Apple Watch could be yours, courtesy of specialist UK supplier, IronmongeryDirect. The firm has revealed the top most useful smartphone apps set to transform the construction industry. To help visitors to the Probuilder website stay up to date with the latest apps, they’re giving you the chance to WIN an Apple Watch Series 2, scroll down for entry details.
The sector is currently seeing a revolution in the use of apps and tradespeople are in a great position to benefit, learning from them as they develop their careers.
Since many tradespeople are likely to be familiar with smartphone technology, these apps could provide additional resource and support across all trades. The well-known mantra, “there’s an app for that”, now applies to even the most hands-on jobs, be it bricklaying or plastering.
Improving industry efficiency
Apps promise to make construction jobs more efficient, and for that reason tradespeople, including plumbers, electricians, labourers and carpenters, are embracing them.
According to Designing Buildings, the construction industry is one of the least efficient industries worldwide. And some estimates have shown that a staggering 50-80 per cent of time is wasted on the construction site. Apps are set to bring about change.
28 useful apps for construction jobs of all sizes
The infographic created by IronmongeryDirect sums up the 28 best construction apps split by use and trade, covering areas such as safety, project management, measurement and planning and blueprints. It also provides handy on-the-job tools for tradespeople including glaziers, painters, electricians, plasterers and plumbers. Pros and cons are provided for each app, as well as download and subscription costs.
The apps for iOS and Android phones have been selected as the best in providing tradespeople with relevant, reliable and instant assistance, helping them to boost productivity and enhance their knowledge.
Managing Director of IronmongeryDirect, Wayne Lysaght-Mason, commented: “With most people working in the construction sector now owning a smartphone, the apps we have researched have the potential to save considerable time and money.
“From builders, carpenters and electricians to apprentices, project managers and employers, their smartphones can become their best tool with a range of powerful apps to help improve day-to-day efficiency both on site and in the office.”
To view the infographic, click here.
WIN an Apple Watch!
IronmongeryDirect is offering you the chance to WIN an Apple Watch – Series 2 to help stay up to date with the latest apps. To enter the competition, simply visit the website and answer this question: How many construction apps have been reviewed in the full infographic?
Competition closes at Midnight, 31st March 2018. Please visit website for terms & conditions.
Click on the Infographic sample below to see the whole thing: