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Mobile Estimating Apps

 

Where to start utilizing your mobile device’s capabilities?

The list below should get you started!

These are only some of the construction related apps available today and do not include the many software companies developing, as we speak, apps that integrate with their platforms.

The mobile applications listed below are shown for informational and educational purposes. Their inclusion on this list should not be construed, interpreted, or implied that these applications are being endorsed in any way by the American Society of Professional Estimators.

AutoCAD WS - Enables you to view, edit and share your AutoCAD drawings directly from your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. 
Autodesk 360 Mobile - Allows you to view and share your DWG, DWF, Revit, and Navisworks files. The biggest advantage is sharing Autodesk files without the need to download any software.
Autodesk BIM 360 Field - Combines mobile technologies and BIM at the point of construction. Automation of field processes such as quality, safety, and commissioning checklists; distribution of plans and drawings; and mobile model access helps to provide measurable time and cost savings for architecture, engineering, civil infrastructure and construction projects.
Autodesk Sketchbook - A full set of any and all sketching tools you could possibly need, ready to create, in your mobile device.
BIMx - View and navigate BIM models on-the-go. 
BIM 360TM Glue - The Autodesk® BIM 360TM Glue mobile app enables BIM 360 Glue users to more securely access Building Information Modeling (BIM) projects from anywhere, at any time. Building, infrastructure, design, and construction professionals can access and intuitively explore multi-disciplinary models online or offline, access all saved views, and review intelligent object properties.
CamCard - A professional business card reader and scanner. Simply take a picture of a business card, CamCard recognizes the business card and saves contact information in Card Holder Address Book.
Construction Master 5 - With the complete functionality of the handheld Construction Master 5 device, this app allows for quick and easy construction-math calculation on-the-go.
Documents To Go® - Office Suite - Looking to access your Microsoft Office ® files at any time? All you need is your favorite iOS device and Documents To Go to be constantly connected! Let's you access your files anywhere at any time. 
Digital Production Control - accurately tracks the budget, increases crew productivity, knows percent complete, lowers risks, manages the project, documents information for arguing and winning claims, and improves bidding accuracy. 
ENR Mobile News- This app provides an easy platform to read and stay current on-the-go with access to all the latest articles and content from Engineering News Record's publications. 
Evernote - For reminders, notes, ideas, and anything else you need to stay organized. 
Goodreader - Handles huge PDF and TXT files, manuals, large books, magazines, and renderings of 100 mb and more with great speed. The ability to mark-up PDFs, annotate, 50x zoom, text search, and sync your files with remote servers. 
Google Docs - Manage, edit, and share your Google Docs from your mobile device
Google Earth- Google's fantastic Earth application, brought to your smartphone. Great for virtual site visits with a variety of area views and interactive details.
Keynote - Makes it easy to create, deliver, and share stunning presentations on your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. iCloud keeps your work up to date across them all - automatically. 
LargeViewer - Allows you to view large/wide documents and plan files easily on your screen. 
MagicPlan - Estimate, measure, and calculate on-site using the camera on your phone and this nifty app that can automatically capture and share a floor plan. 
Occipital 360 Panorama - Easily captures immersive panoramas in seconds and instantly share your 360 view with anybody. Great for job site visits when you're trying to capture the room and return to your office to try and remember what you saw. 
SmartBidNet - A product that syncs to your SmartBidNet database of subcontractors, suppliers, and bid projects for on-the-go project management and communications. 
TripIt - For complete travel management, input all flight and reservation details and share with coworkers or family. 
Unit Conversion - A unit conversion utility for calculating measurements, cost, and currency conversions 
Vela Systems- Enables users to create and update issues, reference project documents, and run QA/QC, Safety and Commissioning checklists throughout all project phases, from anywhere, with or without an Internet connection. 

  

 Is there a mobile app that YOU use regularly? If so, ASPE wants to know
about it! Send your suggestions to:
maalsgaard@ftch.com
Mike Alsgaard, CPE
2rd Vice President

 

 

 

 

 

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