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The App for Efficient Operation of Tower Cranes and Coordinated Work of Lifting Teams

The App for Efficient Operation of Tower Cranes and Coordinated Work of Lifting TeamsTower cranes are among the most important and expensive construction equipment. Ineffective operation of tower crane can lead to project slowdowns, delays as well as an overpayment. It also contributes to reputational damage for the contractor.

The principles of lifting teams’ proper operation

The lifting teams may consist of an appointed person, supervisors, crane coordinator, tower crane operators, and signalers. Usually, the size and complexity of the project determine the team structure. For the effective implementation of the project, the entire team must work in a coordinated manner and with regular reporting to avoid unexpected downtime and incidents. Thanks to modern construction apps, all specialists working on the job site have an opportunity to instantly share data and be aware of any important aspect.

The best reporting app for any construction specialist

Snappii offers a smart construction app that will be helpful not just for lifting teams but for any specialist on the job site. The Construction Daily Log app is an integral tool for regular reporting and constant project progress tracking. Construction specialists can instantly capture any field-related information. They can fill in the pre-made one-page collapsed mobile form without typing, just using the voice-to-text feature. The completed form is easily converted to a PDF report and can be shared in various ways. Thus, managers no longer need to worry that important data will be lost or will not arrive in time. Moreover, managers can track who has not turned their report in. The Construction Daily Log app is a perfect way to have a clear picture of the job site operation and immediately react to any problem.

Here is a short demo video to show the Construction Daily Log app in action. The app is available on Apple App Store as well as on Google Play.

There are more other helpful construction apps from Snappii to complete construction projects on time and within budget. Find and try them here. Some of these apps can be customized to meet any specific needs.

 

Construction Daily Log App: a Must-Have Tool for the Next Year

Construction Daily Log App: a Must-Have Tool for the Next YearEssential assistants to any modern construction project

There’s no question that mobile construction apps have made the lives of construction specialists easier. Their major benefit is to get instant access to project information in the field and communicate real-time data back to the office or any employee. However, mobile construction apps have really come a long way and now they offer many more other useful features.

You have the opportunity to find out the most popular and efficient Snappii’s construction app of the outgoing year in this blog post. Start the next year by trying it.

Why Construction Daily Log app is first on the list of construction apps

The Construction Daily Log app is the best handy tool for regular reporting and constant project progress visibility. Thanks to this app employees do not need to visit the office every day to submit a report. The Construction Daily Log app includes a one-page collapsed mobile form that can be filled in with the voice-to-text feature. It is an indispensable solution for field workers. Capture such field-related information as weather conditions, locations, date and time, amount of labor performed, and more. Moreover, the app users can attach pictures and make any drawing right on them. After filling out the form, it can be instantly generated into the PDF report. All workers can instantly submit the reports in various ways and safely store them in the app. The Construction Daily Log app allows managers to track who has not turned their report in. No more delays and going beyond the project budget. This app is a perfect way to have a clear picture of the progress, meet target deadlines, and make quick business decisions based on reports received. Here is a short demo of how the Construction Daily Log app works. Download the app in Apple App Store and Google Play.

2 Apps to Improve On-Site Management of Precast Concrete Erection Projects

2 Apps to Improve On-Site Management of Precast Concrete Erection ProjectsThe common challenges of the process

Among the major responsibilities of an on-site manager at precast concrete erection projects are activity coordination, schedule management, and updating, supervision, and safety control. The most common problems encountered by on-site managers are delivery delays, poor communication, and overhead costs. Snappii has developed its Precast Erectors Planner app and Precast Erectors Reporting app specifically to help solve these problems.

Precast Erectors Planner app

The Precast Erectors Planner app can help avoid expensive delays that can cost as much as $4,000+ per hour and snowball from there. This app provides a real-time view of all the field activity. No more wasting labor hours, expensive equipment, sitting idle, waiting for pieces from manufacturing. Know right away when the schedule slips and instantly keep the dispatch department, loading departments, and other specialists informed. Learn more about the Precast Erectors Planner app in this video and brochure.

Precast Erectors Reporting app

The Precast Erectors Reporting app helps keep all the team members, contractors, and producers on the “same page”. It makes it easy to do daily reports. Minutes vs hours. The app consists of the following pre-made mobile forms:

– Erection Foreman Daily Report

– Project Coordinator Checklist

– Erection Site Visit Checklist

– Project Stability Assurance Checklist

Thanks to these forms, the Precast Erectors Reporting app helps with PCI certifications (Precast Concrete Institute). Here is the video about the app. The Precast Erectors Reporting app is available in Apple App Store and Google Play.

Snappii will customize the app in a snap

Snappii is a great professional in app customization.

“Our whole experience of Snappii has been a pleasure, didn`t think it is possible to create such a professional app so quickly and easily!” says Colin Stokes from Adiuvo.

“Snappii has moved mountains to bring my vision to reality. Regardless of what I asked of Snappii they always tried,” these are the words of Robert Gulino from Modern Niagara Toronto.

If you want us to customize the Precast Erectors Planner app or the Precast Erectors Reporting app for you, send us your requirements here.

Top 3 Ready-made Construction Apps from Snappii

The Top 3 Ready-made Construction Apps from SnappiiToday, the construction industry is actively adopting new trends in technology. Drones, 3D printing, VR, and certainly mobile construction apps. Now almost all construction professionals have smartphones or tablets, and it is the best time to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and speed up project timelines with mobile apps. An important reason for the growing popularity of construction apps is their increasing availability. Now it is affordable even for any small construction company. The app stores are full of various ready-made apps for plenty of specific activities. Below we offer you the top 3 ready-made construction apps from Snappii.

Construction Daily Log app

First of all, let us introduce you the Construction Daily Log app. This is the #1 app to create professional daily reports in minutes and is used by tens of thousands of construction companies around the world. The Construction Daily Log app includes a one-page collapsed form which can be filled in with the voice-to-text feature. The app users can attach pictures and make any drawing right on them. After filling out the form, it can be instantly generated into the PDF report. The report can be shared in various ways and safely stored in the app. Recently the Construction Daily Log app was updated with a great feature for managers. Now the app allows users to track who has not turned their report in. It is a perfect way to have a clear picture of the progress, save time, meet target deadlines, and make quick business decisions based on reports received.

Watch the video about the Construction Daily Log app and download its iOS and Android versions to try.

Punch In/Out Timesheet app

As we know, time is money, and therefore it is a very important component of any construction project. The Punch In/Out Timesheet app contains all of the necessary aspects needed to accurately record time for any project or job code for every worker in every crew and to generate a professional time card which can be emailed. It is a smart and convenient pocket tool for project time management and meeting all deadlines.

Find more information and watch the video about the Punch In/Out Timesheet app here. Download it in Apple App Store as well as Google Play.

Construction Estimator app

What construction manager or estimator wouldn’t want to quote construction projects faster and easier? This way, to optimize this process, save time and money Snappii offers the Construction Estimator app. This app allows users to quickly create on-site estimates for construction and repair projects. The app users can quantify material, labor, and other costs and fill in the pre-made form; make necessary calculations and show a customer the total estimated cost in labor, parts, and the grand total; import clients from the address book or Excel file and instantly share the estimate with them as a PDf file; and more.

Learn more about the Construction Estimator app in this video. Hurry up to download and try it in Apple App Store and Google Play.

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The good news is that most of Snappii’s ready-made construction apps are customizable. We can add your forms and some specific features. Send us your requirements here.

Regular Reporting and Constant Progress Visibility with Construction Daily Log App

Regular Reporting and Constant Progress Visibility with Construction Daily Log AppThe challenges of daily reporting

Today many construction companies lack the real-time data and visibility to understand key performance metrics of the project and to keep a stable workflow. Daily reporting is often limited, especially with today’s unfavorable epidemiological situation. This creates challenges for construction companies while making crucial decisions.

The way of paperless remote reporting

In this case, mobile apps come in handy. They provide the much-needed opportunity for remote paperless reporting. The key benefits of construction reporting apps are timeliness, accuracy, reliability, and agility. They allow each team member to stay “on the same page”. Construction reporting apps have already proven themselves to be incredibly handy tools for field workers. Employees do not need to visit the office every day to submit a report. At the same time, project managers have an extensive flow of all necessary information.

Construction Daily Log app from Snappii

Snappii has been developing useful mobile solutions for the construction industry for about 10 years. “No matter how complicated the request, Snappii has always presented a work-around and a solution,” says Robert Gulino from Modern Niagara Toronto Inc. Collecting all the experience and capabilities, Snappii has created a powerful and smart Construction Daily Log app. This is the #1 app to create professional daily reports in minutes.

The Construction Daily Log app includes a one-page collapsed form with contractor details, site information, work performed, subcontractor progress, issues and punch lists, reasons for delays, additional work or change requests, materials purchased and received, labor and travel hours, and more. The form can be filled in with a voice-to-text feature. Also, the Construction Daily Log app captures weather conditions, locations, date and time, amount of labor performed, and other field-related information. Users can attach pictures to highlight progress or show problem areas. After filling out the form, it can be instantly generated into the PDF report. The report can be shared in various ways and safely stored in the app, this way users can access all the reports anytime. Also, the app allows users to track who has not turned their report in.

The Construction Daily Log app is a perfect way to share project data instantly, meet target deadlines, and make quick business decisions based on reports received. This app provides managers with a clear picture of the progress. Download and try the Construction Daily Log app in Apple App Store and Google Play.

How to Achieve Construction Cost Savings

How to Achieve Construction Cost SavingsAny construction company is looking for a key to long-term construction cost savings. The final goal of the construction process is to produce a high-quality and performing project. This way, cutting costs is a complicated balancing act. A reasonable economy on a project is less about the counting of each dollar and more about spending time and resources smarter.

The way to work smarter and to stay within budget

One of the major reasons construction projects go over budget is ineffective communication and management. This causes delays, downtime, inaccurate and untimely data, unprofitable decisions and more. Since a construction project is a dynamic environment, it requires flexible and reliable tools for management and communication with the worksite. Modern mobile apps can provide this opportunity.

The leader on the market of construction apps

Snappii supports and provides plenty of useful features to construction businesses for about 10 years. Our construction apps help make projects on time and within budget. Among the top ready-made products are:

Construction Daily Log app. It is the #1 reporting app for any construction project. The app includes the one-page collapsed form with various details and the voice-to-text opportunity. After filling out, the form can be instantly generated into the PDF report. Learn more about the Construction Daily Log app here.

Construction Estimator app. This app allows users to quickly create on-site estimates for construction and repair projects. It provides the opportunity to quantify material, labor and other costs and fill in the pre-made form. Find more information about the Construction Estimator app here.

Punch In/Out Timesheet app. The app contains all of the necessary aspects needed to accurately record time for any project or job code for every worker in every crew and to generate a professional time card which can be emailed. Learn more and try it here.

Construction Change Order app.  The app allows users to avoid time-consuming paperwork and create quick construction change order requests right on a mobile device and provide them to selected supervisors for reviews. Learn more about the Construction Change Order app here.

Construction Manager app. The app ensures a regular flow of information between offices and construction sites. It contains the leading pre-made mobile forms to successfully manage any construction project. Learn more about its features here.

Visit the Snappii’s app gallery and find even more advanced construction apps. Most of them can be customized to meet any specific needs. You can send your requirements here.

Mobile App for Reliable Precast Concrete Erection Process without Delays

Mobile App for Reliable Precast Concrete Erection Process without DelaysThe precast concrete erection process can be messy and complicated. Delays of elements and flawed products can stop all work on the construction site. This contributes to a waste of time, money and resources. All project managers and contractors want to find a way to avoid any delays and make the erection process smooth and reliable. A mobile software-based workflow can help ensure timely and uninterrupted delivery of correct elements and a more productive workflow.

Why Precast Erectors Planner app

Snappii has developed an app, which provides managers a real-time view of all the field activity, helps in project planning and following up on the progress, and keeps all parties of the workflow well informed at all the stages of the project. Precast Erectors Planner app is the best pocket tool to coordinate the project and ensure its progress according to the schedule.

Key features of the app:

– Load erection sequence from Excel

– Automatically fills out a 4 day look ahead with delivery dates and delivery times

– Automatically calculates the number of pieces that are erected on any given day

– Team members are instantly notified about schedule changes

– Easy to create daily and anytime status reports

– Use unlimited photos

– Works on all Apple devices

–  Deploys in under 1 hour

No more wasting labor hours, expensive equipment, sitting idle, waiting for pieces from manufacturing. Precast Erectors Planner synchronizes the entire field team for maximum efficiency. You can find more information about the app in this brochure, as well as in this short video.

Coreslab Structures successfully uses the app and here is what Mark McGee, Field Operations Manager at Coreslab notes: “An app like this can save $4,000 per hour!” Contact Snappii support team to schedule a demo of the Precast Erectors Planner app.

Estimating and Quoting Software for Construction Projects

Estimating and Quoting Software for Construction ProjectsWhat estimator wouldn’t want to quote construction projects faster and easier? This way, to optimize this process, save time and money, modern estimators, contractors and other specialists implement special mobile technology for estimating and quoting.

What is construction estimating software

Construction estimating software is a pocket mobile tool, gaining immense popularity, and designed to streamline and improve the process of creating cost, material, and labor estimates for various construction projects and operations. The, estimating, quoting and bidding processes are all very closely interconnected. It’s common for some software to span all these activities. Also all estimating and quoting software provides different packages of specific features, so user should keep this in mind, when certain features are critical.

Why it is useful

Estimating and quoting apps are a real time saver. Pre-made mobile forms allow users to collect data and fill in estimation forms in a snap, anytime and anywhere. No need to fill in the forms manually, transfer documentation, adjust any form to the standard, constant maintain file storages and more. Estimating and quoting apps contribute to increased accuracy, reliability and agility. Estimating becomes a process with minimal effort and great time savings.

Construction Estimator app from Snappii

Snappii helps construction companies make their operations easier and more efficient for about 10 years. Construction Estimator app is one of our top ready-made apps, which is successfully used by different specialists. This app allows users to quickly create on-site estimates for construction and repair projects. Among the main features of the app are:

– the opportunity to import clients from the address book or Excel file;

– the opportunity to quantify material, labor and other costs and fill in the pre-made form;

– the opportunity to make necessary calculations and show a customer the total estimated cost in labor, parts, and the grand total;

– the opportunity to transform voice to text and avoid typing;

– the opportunity to preview the estimate as a PDF;

– the opportunity to share the estimate with anyone via email, Facebook, network drives and other sharing options available on device;

– the opportunity to store all the data locally on the device.

Construction Estimator app is available in Apple App Store as well as in Google Play. Snappii team is open to discuss any customization of the app to meet your specific needs. You can contact us here.

Construction Daily Log App: Streamlined Reporting Process without Paperwork

Construction Daily Log App: Streamlined Reporting Process without PaperworkConstruction jobsite can be quite chaotic, and keeping everything under control and maintaining a clear picture of the progress are essential and tall task. Regular reporting helps provide a general overview of the project and how it should be progressing. However, when reporting is accompanied by paperwork, it adds even more problems.

The time of digital format

Nowadays there is a growing number of user-friendly, smart digital construction daily logs, which make reporting faster and more efficient. Such daily logs consist of pre-made mobile forms, which can be filled in on any mobile device. The completed forms are generated to digital reports. Digital reports are able to be sent via email or other available ways.

#1 reporting app for any construction project

Snappii did a great job trying to streamline the reporting process for construction field teams. We offer our powerful and successful Construction Daily Log app. This is #1 app to create professional daily reports in minutes, and is used by tens of thousands of construction companies around the world.

Construction Daily Log app includes a one-page collapsed form with contractor details, site information, work performed, subcontractor progress, issues and punch lists, reasons for delays, additional work or change requests, materials purchased and received, labor and travel hours and more. The form can be filled in without typing. Users just hit the mike, speak into it and the voice is translated into text. Also Construction Daily Log app captures weather conditions, locations, date and time, amount of labor performed and other field related information. Attach pictures to highlight progress or show problem areas. After filling out the form, it can be instantly generated into the PDF report. The report can be shared by various ways and safely stored in the app, this way users can access all the reports anytime.

Here is how the report looks like.

What’s new

Snappii is working hard to improve Construction Daily Log app and make it even more useful and convenient. In the new version of the app you can find the following improvements:

– Several users can now work on the same project

– Generate a consolidated report to see who sent a daily log and who didn’t

– Ability to select °F or °C weather unit

Download or update Construction Daily Log app to try them.

iOS version

Android version

Feel free to send us your feedback at support@snappii.com.

 

4 Examples of How Automation is Used in the Construction Industry

4 Examples of How Automation is Used in the Construction IndustryConstruction is the industry with a manual-intensive labor as a primary source of productivity. However, with technology revolution scale, which hits the industry these days, we might see a confident development and adoption of automation solutions in a wide range of construction operations. Here are 4 examples of automation being used in the construction industry.

Autonomous, self-driving machines

The most common example of automation in construction industry is the use of autonomous, self-driving machines. They are used to transport heavy objects and materials across the jobsite. GPS capabilities and special programming movement allow workers to remotely operate such machines. This contributes to more safe and efficient processes while construction operations.

Drones

Drones are another useful example of automation in construction field. They provide instant, extensive overview and monitoring of worksites without the need for active supervision. Drones can be programmed for specific tasks, for example they can be synced with special mobile apps and directly provide specific data, or scan the working area for different issues and send signals about any inconsistencies and problems. Drones are significantly useful tool for any pre-project inspections and monitoring of activities.

Virtual reality systems

Virtual reality systems are gaining popularity these days. Such systems allow construction teams to plan for a project even before the direct work at the jobsite. Virtual reality uses programmed 3D scans that are highly accurate and oppose to human error. Builders are able to interact with a particular structure and have a much better and more detailed understanding of the upcoming operations. This contributes to increased efficiency, as well as saving of time and expenses.

Mobile apps

Mobile apps are absolutely one more tool of automation in construction projects. It is a replacement of paperwork, which inherently accompanies any construction project. Modern construction apps encompass all project data and its processing. Digitization of data is a great way to increase accuracy, reliability, agility and quality.

Snappii is an expert in development of high quality construction apps. For about 10 years we provide multifunctional solutions for a plenty of operations. Inspection, reporting, time tracking, inventory, estimation, calculation, etc. Any operation with data can be automated with Snappii apps. Review our ready-made construction apps here. Most of them are customizable. If you need to realize your own specific mobile solution, contact us here to discuss your requirements.

4 Ways Mobile Construction Apps Are Transforming and Improving the Industry

4 Ways Mobile Construction Apps Are Transforming and Improving the IndustryPeople use apps in almost every facet of their life and work. It should come as no big surprise that modern mobile construction apps provide huge impact on this industry and change the way different construction operations are being done. Construction projects require a serious amount of coordination of people and resources in the field. Special construction apps do an excellent job of this task, as well as provide many other benefits, helping construction companies of all sizes be more efficient and cost-effective.

Reduction of delays

Delays and rework in construction projects can cost millions of dollars and negatively affect a company’s reputation. Construction apps allow workers to collect and use real-time information. This contributes to timely prevention of issues, which might provoke delays and put projects on hold.

Improved communication

Mobile construction apps give employees the ability to communicate quickly and efficiently. It makes the entire team feel involved and better understand where the project is and what resources are needed. Instant communication also contributes to acceleration and optimization of various operations, saves time and cuts expenses.

Accurate project documentation

Mobile construction apps provide the ability to work with project documentation right in the field. The apps improve accuracy and reduce potential issues arising from illegible handwriting, information gaps, untimely information, loss or damage of paper documentation, etc.

Safety compliance

Construction is a high-hazard industry. Construction apps can help control ensuring regulatory compliance. They also facilitate regular safety inspections and immediate reporting of all safety concerns to mitigate risk and keep job sites safe and optimized.

Mobile solutions for construction industry from Snappii

Snappii works with construction industry for about 10 years. We provide multifunctional mobile solutions to optimize, simplify and accelerate various operations with data. Today anyone can streamline the work with flexible ready-made construction apps from Snappii. Find them here to learn more and try. Most of Snappii apps are customizable to meet any specific needs. Contact us here to discuss app customization. Snappii is the leading custom app development company. We create powerful business apps from scratch. High quality, speed and absolute compliance with requests are our forward advantages. Send us your requirements here. Contact Snappii support team with any questions at support@snappii.com.

What You Should Know about Inspection of Road Construction Process

What You Should Know about Inspection of Road Construction ProcessAny road construction project is accompanied by inspections. This is required to be sure that work is being done in accordance with established criteria and generally accepted practices, that the road is built with quality materials and that the road construction process follows safety regulations. A variety of specialists may be involved in inspection activity either through the contractor or from the road owning organization. Both sides have an incentive to inspect the quality of the work as it comes with costs.

Observation without intervention

Inspectors can’t interfere with the construction process, they just monitor and observe. If inspectors notice an issue that can influence the project and requires specific actions, they can communicate with a project foreman or someone with the authority to make decisions and direct workers accordingly.

Inspection teams and distribution

Inspectors commonly spend all of their working hours in the field, observing the work and collecting necessary data. It is a time-consuming process, that’s why large and complex projects require more than one inspector. This way, they form an inspection team. Responsibilities and certain areas of work can be divided between the inspectors. The chief inspectors or project managers oversee an inspection team and coordinate it.

Mobile solutions

Inspection is agile and observant type of work and requires special smart tools. Modern inspectors prefer mobile solutions for fast and efficient operation in the field. Inspection apps allow them to avoid paperwork and automate work with inspection data. Moreover, special inspection apps ensure constant synchronization and communication of the entire inspection team. Inspectors are even able to generate professional reports, based on the data received, right on their mobile devices and share them.

How Snappii can benefit road inspection process

Snappii is a leader of multifunctional inspection apps. We cover a plenty of industries and offer a high quality service for companies of any size. Meet Snappii’s ready-made Road Inspection app. The app covers the following types of inspection forms:

– Risk Assessment

– Road Segment Inspection

– Concrete Roads Inspection

Snappii team is always ready to add your own forms to this app. Fill in mobile forms in a snap, safely collect all data and share it with anyone. Download and try Road Inspection app.

Snappii is able to create your own custom app from scratch in accordance with your specific needs. We hold every app we make to the highest standard. Send us your requirements and let’s discuss them.


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