Tools and Equipment

Building tools range from smartphone apps to screwdrivers and cranes. Finding the best equipment for the job can be the difference between a smooth progression and a frustrating delay in your project. Innovations in building equipment can help your firm get ahead of the competition and lead to greater customer satisfaction.



MiTek Sapphire Viewer

MiTek Sapphire Viewer

Products
January 13, 2012

MiTek's Sapphire Viewer is designed for the builder, architect, or engineer to collaborate in real time on house plans with their component manufacturer (truss and panel maker).

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Tech review: Which tablet is right for you?

Features
September 22, 2011

The iPad changed mobile computing forever, but is it the best tool for field and office construction professionals? New tablets on the market offer more security, less glare, and serious business applications for builders, designers, and construction users alike.

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Design on the fly: How tablets are transforming the design process

Features
September 22, 2011

Architects, designers, and builders are turning to tablets for a variety of

design-related tasks, including in-the-field design reviews and client presentations.

Tablets in the toolbox: Using tablets to manage construction operations

Tablets in the toolbox: Using tablets to manage construction operations

Features
September 22, 2011

From jobsite inspections to product installation to weather tracking, builders are finding a host of uses for the iPad and other tablets on the jobsite.

Builders across the country are turning to tablet technology at a growing rate —

Builders across the country are turning to tablet technology at a growing rate — and for a host of business applications.

Features
September 21, 2011

Builders across the country are turning to tablet technology at a growing rate — and for a host of business applications.

Publisher's Letter: Tabula rasa - A blank slate for builders

Publisher's Letter: Tabula rasa - A blank slate for builders

Features
September 21, 2011

In this issue of Professional Builder (as well as in our sister publication Professional Remodeler) we argue that during the course of the past 18 months — a period of time dating to the release of Apple Corp.’s iPad — the building industry is on the cusp of huge productivity gains via the use of tablet PCs. Small, light, portable, easy to use, quick to boot-up, with great graphics — tablets have a wide array of applications in the building business.

Features

From stair calculations for document sharing, here are the applications that builders like best

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