Qualified Remodeler Magazine

AUG 2016

Qualified Remodeler helps independent remodeling firms to survive, become more professional and more profitable by providing must-have business information, namely best business practices, new product information and timely design ideas.

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iPad app shortens estimate process LP SMARTSIDE TRIM & SIDING pairs with GO FIGURE to provide a reduced estimate process with its LP SmartSide Smart Estimator App powered by Go Figure. By using the Go Figure app with the ikeGPS Spike laser rangefinder device — both can be downloaded for iPads from the App Store — contractors can take a picture of a house, trace the house's area for measurement, add quantities and create a worksheet that calculates costs. The app can be used for any exterior surface, including roofs, windows, gables and more. Circle 32 on inquiry card Virtual reality walk-through of models The CHIEF ARCHITECT 3-D Viewer enables users to view homes and remodeling projects in virtual reality without the headset. Sojourn virtual reality navigation tools allow users to walk or fly through designs, including exterior, interior and cross sections views. Preliminary or completed projects created in the company's software then published to a cloud account hosted by Chief Architect can be shared via an invitation; using a share code to access, homeowners can view and interact with the model. Circle 35 on inquiry card Locate items with Bluetooth device, app pairing TILE is a small Bluetooth device that can be attached to items to avoid losing them. The Tile app — available on any iOS or Android phone or Web browser — can be used to locate items through different methods, such as locate by sound, last place seen and community find. Missing cell phones can be found with a Tile device; pressing the device leads to ringing even if the phone is on silent. The app could track tools and other equipment to, from or on jobsites. Circle 33 on inquiry card Energy loss, water damage are more detectable with thermal imager on smartphone SEEK THERMAL introduces a line of infrared thermal imaging cameras, Seek CompactPRO, for those in the building trades. Weighing less than 0.5 oz., the camera plugs into an iOS or Android smartphone for connect-and-detect convenience. The camera measures object temperature from -40 F to 626 F, contains an adjustable focal lens, and a 32 degree field of view allows users to see and detect subtle temperature differences common in building applications. Compatible with the Seek app, images and video of inspections can be recorded and transported into thermal software programs. Circle 34 on inquiry card Cloud-based workspace AUTODESK BIM 360 Docs provide a cloud-based service with unlimited storage space for the construction industry with a virtual workspace to create, access, maintain, mark up and share 2- and 3-D project documents, plans and models. Capable of con- necting project team members through real-time access through- out the project's life cycle, the Web-, tablet- and phone-based app organizes original and updated construction documents into sets, which helps prevent use of out-of-date information. Access control with five permission levels can be set within the app. Circle 36 on inquiry card PRODUCTS QualifiedRemodeler.com QR August 2016 95 Find out more about these products and THOUSANDS more via our online directory: ForResidentialPros.com/directory Software & Apps

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