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COMPETITION | IRONMONGERYDIRECT JANUARY 2018 | BUILDING PRODUCTS 49 Top time-saving smartphone apps for tradespeople COMPETITION IronmongeryDirect is offering Building Products readers 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 www.IronmongeryDirect.com/winapple/bpc and answer this question: How many construction apps have been reviewed in the infographic? Competition closes at midnight, 31st March 2018. Please visit website for terms & conditions. WIN Specialist UK supplier, IronmongeryDirect, has revealed the top most useful construction smartphone apps set to transform how the construction industry works. Technology is revolutionising many industries and professions, with construction being the latest to reap the rewards. The well-known mantra, “There’s an app for that”, now applies to tradespeople with even the most hands-on jobs, from plastering to plumbing. Time saved, money saved According to Designing Buildings , the construction industry is one of the least efficient industries worldwide. Some estimates have shown that a staggering 50-80% of time is wasted on the construction site. App technology is set to bring about change. 28 useful apps for construction jobs 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. The helpful list includes: • Co-Construct: Project management app that claims to save workers at least 30 minutes a day. • Joist app for contractors: Claims to help workers win more jobs, eradicating the need to do paperwork at evenings and weekends. • Construction Master Pro: Advanced calculator app that claims to reduce costly errors on the worksite. 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 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, go to: www.ironmongerydirect.co.uk/trade-apps Picture shows a snippet of the infographic


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