February 4, 2012
When figuring concrete for bidding or pouring it's important to get a reliable volume amount. Use SketchUp to do your "mud math" for confident results when you call for that…
January 26, 2012
Using SketchUp as a visual calculator can simplify rafter layout for intersecting roof planes. While common rafter layout is fairly quick and straightforward using a framing square and construction calculator…
January 18, 2012
With the challenges of setbacks, easements, drainage planning, and other code compliance issues, it's important to get the location for a structure properly on the lot. Google's free 3-D modeling…
January 2, 2012
SketchUp can be a useful option for layout and planning for cutting rafters. Check out this process for doing the math and see if it fits into your "bag-o-tricks" for…
December 15, 2011
Clients love skylights. Now you can show them what one would look like in their living room.
November 1, 2011
A app that overlays manual measurements over photos.
A good app for the contractor who drives a lot and is looking to save few bucks.
October 15, 2011
A unique app that shows baseline pricing based on project type, level of finish, and region.
September 30, 2011
Paperless and real-time change orders. iConfirm showcases a business process of the future, making it usable today.
September 9, 2011
A surprisingly robust application, complements of a big box store
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