Mobile App Displays Spanish Roofing Installation Instructions

CertainTeed Corp. has updated its Shingle Applicator’s Manual (SAM) mobile app to now display residential roofing installation instructions in Spanish. The SAM app, currently available for iOS and Android mobile devices, provides contractors with the official manufacturer installation instructions and reference videos for CertainTeed’s steep-slope roofing products, as well as information about safety, roof tear-off, shingle underlayments and installing shingles on specially shaped roofs. Users can easily change the language version by swiping a button located on the app’s home screen.

Reduce Cost of Managing Subcontractor Reports While Increasing Transparency

NoteVault's program, One Team. One Report., enables construction companies to invite subcontractors to contribute project documentation to any project within their account at no cost to either the contractor or the subcontractor.

NoteVault’s program, One Team. One Report., enables construction companies to invite subcontractors to contribute project documentation to any project within their account at no cost to either the contractor or the subcontractor.

NoteVault, a provider of mobile reporting solutions, launched a program designed to increase transparency, while reducing administration costs of managing subcontractor reports on large, complicated building or engineering projects. The program One Team. One Report. enables construction companies to invite subcontractors to contribute project documentation to any project within their account at no cost to either the contractor or the subcontractor.

The One Team. One Report. program enables subcontractors to post notes, photos and labor to any project at no cost, no matter how many subcontractor companies are working on the project. Each subcontractor is allocated an individual NoteVault account. NoteVault links the subcontractor project to the construction company project report. This results in a professional daily report, including all subcontractor notes collated for easy reference, delivered every day or on demand. Plus, subcontractors receive their own reports for their work.

A NoteVault Account includes:

  • NoteVault Daily Reporting Platform.
  • Notes! app for Android or iOS.
  • Activities Labor, Materials and Equipment app for Android or iOS.
  • Immediate notification of incidents/accidents through keyword notification.
  • Collaboration with colleagues using the comment feature.
  • Professional­­ human transcription (available for an additional charge).

Mobile App Determines Amount of Roofing Ventilation Products Needed

CertainTeed has made available its Roofing Ventilation Calculator mobile application.

CertainTeed has made available its Roofing Ventilation Calculator mobile application.

CertainTeed has made available its Roofing Ventilation Calculator mobile application. The free digital tool gives building professionals a fast and accurate way to determine the amount of ventilation products needed to outfit an attic space with balanced ventilation. Available for iOS and Android devices, the app includes the complete line of CertainTeed Roofing ventilation products—ridge vents, rolled ridge vents, intake vents and static exhaust vents. Find the app on iTunes and Google Play.

App Allows Owners to Visualize Metal Roof Before Investment

The Drexel Metals App provides those selecting a Drexel Metals roof the ability to see what their property will look like prior to making the investment in the company’s metal roof system.

The Drexel Metals App provides those selecting a Drexel Metals roof the ability to see what their property will look like prior to making the investment in the company’s metal roof system.

The Drexel Metals App, available in the iTunes Store, provides those selecting a Drexel Metals roof the ability to see what their property will look like prior to making the investment in the company’s metal roof system. The iPad App is interactive and user friendly and designed to help roofing contractors sell product. For more information, go to iTunes and search Drexel Metals.

Laser Distance Measurer Syncs to Smart Phones and Tablets via App

STANLEY introduces the lightweight and compact TLM99s Laser Distance Measurer—model STHT77343—with Bluetooth connectivity that syncs the TLM99s to smart phones and tablets via the STANLEY Floor Plan App.

STANLEY introduces the lightweight and compact TLM99s Laser Distance Measurer—model STHT77343—with Bluetooth connectivity that syncs the TLM99s to smart phones and tablets via the STANLEY Floor Plan App.

STANLEY introduces the lightweight and compact TLM99s Laser Distance Measurer—model STHT77343—with Bluetooth connectivity that syncs the TLM99s to smart phones and tablets via the STANLEY Floor Plan App.

With its automatic calculations, the Laser Distance Measurer makes job estimates quick and easy, instantly calculating square footage, volume and distance. The multi-functional TLM99s Laser Distance Measurer is small enough to fit in a pocket and is a great tool for builders, remodelers, real estate agents, contractors, landscapers, painters and do-it-yourselfers.

With a range of 100 feet (30 meters), the TLM99s Laser Distance Measurer is accurate to within +/- 3/32 of an inch (2 millimeters) and allows one user to take long measurements without assistance. The simple design allows for measuring distance, calculating square-footage and even cubic-footage. The continuous measurement function allows users to find their target distance quickly and easily.

TLM99s features an addition and subtraction function for convenient calculations in the field and can be set to work in English or metric, or fractional or decimal modes. The handheld, battery-powered device features state-of-the-art electronics and an easy to read LCD screen that simplifies the process of taking long measurements or performing calculations.

The TLM99s can be used alone or with the STANLEY Floor Plan App. Available for iOS and Android devices, STANLEY Floor Plan allows users to quickly and accurately create floor plans. Using a Smartphone’s or tablet’s camera, STANLEY Floor Plan users can stand in the center of a room, automatically generating a floor plan by tapping on the screen to designate placement of room corners and doors. The STANLEY Floor Plan App’s intuitive software estimates measurements from point to point creating a drawing of the room with dimensions. Individual room plans can easily be linked together to create a complete floor plan.

To ensure accurate room measurements, the TLM99s Bluetooth connectivity allows users to select any dimension on the floor plan and automatically sync with the distance captured on the TLM99s. No manual entry of dimensions is necessary—in your floor plan select the dimension you want to verify, point and click the TLM99s, and move on to the next dimension. The end result is a floor plan with dimensions accurate to within the accuracy of the LDM—3/32 of an inch (2 millimeters).

The STANLEY Floor Plan App automatically displays each room’s dimensions and square footage calculations providing quick reference for paint, flooring or other building materials estimates.

The STANLEY Floor Plan App also allows you to add objects such as furniture, appliances, windows, doors and more making it an excellent space-planning tool.

Floor plans can be saved and organized in project folders for future reference, or shared with other STANLEY Floor Plan users for free. Floor plans can also be purchased to be exported as PDF, JPEG, Excel, or DXF files to be printed, shared via email, social media, or sent directly to retailers.

STANLEY Floor Plan is now available for download through iTunes or Google Play.

The STANLEY TLM99s Laser Distance Measurer is available at mass retailers, home centers and independent retailers.

Employment App Makes It Easy to Find Construction Jobs and Job Seekers

Snagajob, an hourly employment marketplace for job seekers, announced the release of its free mobile app for iOS and Android, designed to meet the unique needs of those seeking to hire construction workers, builders or contractors for hourly employment.

Snagajob, an hourly employment marketplace for job seekers, announced the release of its free mobile app for iOS and Android, designed to meet the unique needs of those seeking to hire construction workers, builders or contractors for hourly employment.

Snagajob, an hourly employment marketplace for job seekers, announced the release of its free mobile app for iOS and Android, designed to meet the unique needs of those seeking to hire construction workers, builders or contractors for hourly employment. The free app makes the job posting/hiring process easier by using a smartphone’s or tablet’s video, photo and GPS technology. Employers can currently post jobs for free via the app’s free trial promotion.

Snagajob offers a new way for employers to find and manage applicants on their mobile device. With Snagajob, employers can conveniently use their mobile device to:

  • Manage their account’s status and add additional postings for multiple locations
  • Access and review applications for each job posting and quickly see their availability and qualifications
  • Find qualified prospects in their area and then reach out via phone or email and encourage them to apply
  • Easily rank/sort applicant and “star” the applicants they want to interview and note the ones they are not interested in.

The app’s “Video Apply” feature allows employers to view a short clip that candidates can include with their application and lets them gauge the personality fit and enthusiasm of applicants before scheduling an interview, thus saving time and energy for both job seekers and employers.

Snagajob is currently used by thousands of employers across the country across a wide range of vertical markets including retail, food service, transportation, hospitality, child care and more.