The Basics Riggings Of An Efficient Carpenter’s Toolbox

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They say a workman is known by the tools he uses. For a project to be completed efficiently and with attention to detail, the proper tools should be utilized during each stage of construction. Depending on the job, some are done on the site while other assignments are done in a workshop and brought onsite only for installation. Either way, having the right tools in the trunk of the car as well as in the workshop, or even having doubles of the basic tools, can save the construction personnel from running back and forth from the site and their workshop.

Regardless of the special needs for each job, an efficient carpenter will know that investing in high quality tools will more than likely improve their outcome. kitAs part of the basic carpenter’s tool box, one should have a cutting tool (like a hand saw or a miter saw), a measuring tool (such as a measuring tape or even a laser measuring tool), a finishing tool (a piece of regular sandpaper or a rotary sander) and a driving tool (screwdrivers, hammers and nail guns fall into this category). Naturally depending on the carpenter’s work skill and the amount they are willing to invest, these tools will vary widely. From cordless, battery-run high end machinery to the more traditional elbow grease operated tools, the choices are as endless as the sea. With better technology being available each passing year, the tools of the trade have steadily been improved to yield better results with minimal effort and time.

Irrespective of whether one has just started dabbling in carpentry or whether one is a professional with years of experience under the belt, knowing how to handle the tools safely and effectively is also part of the package. Likewise, regularly updating or replacing worn out parts is a must to make sure one’s tools are giving them the best experience and deliverance possible.

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The Best Construction Apps For Your Smart Phone

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A study conducted in 2014 claimed that nearly 60 percent of adults in America possessed a smartphone and spent nearly 3 hours on it every day. Granted that these are average numbers, the modern professional is likely to spend at least twice as much for business, not to mention the fact that there are now a plethora of apps that can aid a construction consultant in their line of work. For people who are constantly on the go, these apps afford an easy way to keep on top of client information and even last-minute modifications to construction designs without having to open a laptop for every single change. Broadly speaking, there are three types of apps available for the construction professional to access. They are CAD and measurement apps, construction planning apps and entertainment apps, and many of them are available across iOS, Android and Windows platforms.

In the case of CAD apps, they are usually a portable or simplified version of more complex 3D drawing software used to design construction plans. While apps like Construction Master Pro, AutoCAD and PlanGrid can be used to create or edit construction files, apps like BIMx are used solely for presentation. Other apps that are useful in quantifying and converting real time measurements into malleable data are BuildCalc, iHandy Carpenter and Architect’s Formulator to name a few.

Not all of construction has to do with building. Good time management and team work will ensure a project is delivered on time and in its best quality. For this, Construction Manager, Fieldwire, Viewpoint among others can be used to allocate teams for specific tasks and conduct meetings. In fact, apps like Safety Meeting and iSafe are specifically designed to help discuss safety issues of a project with onsite and offsite members.

For the discerning professional who has a little free time on their hands, consider playing a quick round of Sim City – BuildIt or Buildanauts for a fun outlook on construction without investing anything but time to build a megapolis.

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