The best construction project management app is a valuable asset for the construction industry. It illustrates plans and objectives, increases the efficiency of the resources, executes several operations and creates communication besides a host of other operations.
Not just the above, a construction project management software helps in meeting the desired quality, schedule and the budget.
Here are the three best construction project management apps you must consider:
What do you look for in a construction project management software? They have it all.
If you are looking for enhancing efficiency and accountability of your project, then Procore is the best bet for you. As a general contractor project management software, Procore assists in smoothly organising documentation and communication. A user can manage his or her project from an internet enabled device: desktop, laptop or a mobile device.
With Procore, one gets to coordinate and scan the documents including the RFIs, submittals, contracts, drawings and schedules. The application enables architects, engineers, general contractors and construction management companies to edit and share the information from the field while facility owners check the progress.
Homebuilders, general contractors, speciality contractors, and home builders can all use Buildertrend as a construction management system. It just amalgamates project management, project scheduling, customer management, service management and financial management in a single application. It is cloud-based, and that serves as a bonus which implies that Buildertrend can be reached using a mobile device or a computer.
One receives tools such as bids and proposals, a built-in customer relationship management system (CRM). Apart from the above, project management tools such as time sheets, budgeting and scheduling are also present. Also on offer are customer management tools such as selection management and change order, payment processing and warranty requests.
Home builders and remodelers looking for client management, financial and project management tool can pick CoConstruct without any second thoughts. The estimating system allows single entry for each user. They can enter the information without worrying about entering it again. The data then flows from specifications, estimate, bids, change orders, selections, budgets in and out of the QuickBooks. The users can then follow their respective projects or work from their desktop or tablet on the field with CoConstruct.
CoConstruct offers no-charge, unlimited projects to use with estimating, bidding and prospects. The user is required to pay only for the projects that are under construction.
Those are the best construction project management apps. Which one do you like the most? Do let us know!
Steeply sloping roof line
Revised design proportions give the new Cayenne Coupe models a more athletic appearance. "The significantly more steep roof line that falls away to the rear makes the Cayenne Coupe appear even more dynamic, and positions it as the sportiest-looking model in the segment," says Michael Mauer, Vice President Style Porsche. That effect is supported by a roof spoiler, which accentuates the distinctive Coupe silhouette. The front windshield and A-pillar are shallower than in the Cayenne, courtesy of a roof edge that is roughly 0.78 inches lower than the standard design. Redesigned rear doors and quarter panels broaden the shoulders of this vehicle. The license plate bracket is now a part of the bumper, creating the visual sense that the vehicle sits lower to the ground.
The current Cayenne Turbo was the first SUV to feature an adaptive roof spoiler, a concept the new Cayenne Coupe adopts and adapts to the new design. Each Cayenne Coupe model features both a roof spoiler and a new adaptive rear spoiler as part of Porsche Active Aerodynamics (PAA). The spoiler extends by 5.3 inches above speeds of 56 mph, increasing downforce to the rear axle.
Large panoramic fixed glass roof fitted as standard, with a carbon fiber roof option
The new Cayenne Coupe comes with a large panoramic fixed glass roof as standard to create a sense of space. To protect occupants against sun exposure, there is also an integrated sunshade. For the first time, the Cayenne model line is also available with a carbon fiber roof as an option offered exclusively with the Coupe models. This option is available in one of the three lightweight sports packages. These packages also include the Sport Design features and new, weight-reduced 22-inch GT Design wheels, fabric seat centers in Pepita, and carbon fiber and Alcantara® accents in the interior. For the Cayenne Turbo Coupe, the package also includes a Sport Exhaust System.
Upgraded Standard Equipment
Building on the already well-equipped Cayenne, the new Coupe variants include upgraded standard equipment. Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), the Sport Chrono Package and 20-inch wheels are part of the starting MSRP of the standard model.
Comfort on the road with four sports seats
New for the Cayenne Coupe models, eight-way Sport Seats are standard equipment in the front. The new seats, which are similar to the 18-way Adaptive Sport Seats that are standard equipment in the Turbo model, offer generous lateral support and feature an integrated headrest. In the rear, the Coupe comes fitted as standard with a rear bench that has the characteristics of individual seats. Alternatively, the comfort rear seats – a familiar feature of the Cayenne – are available as a no-cost option. Rear passengers sit 1.18 inches lower than in the Cayenne, meaning there is plenty of headroom despite the vehicle's sporty lowered silhouette. Cargo volume is 22 cubic feet and increases rises to 54.3 cubic feet with the rear seats folded. The Cayenne Turbo Coupe has 21.2 with the rear seats standing and 53.3 cubic feet of cargo area volume with them folded.
Market launch with 335 HP and 541 HP turbocharged engines
The highly dynamic lines and custom design elements of the new Cayenne Coupe truly set it apart from the Cayenne. At the same time, it benefits from all the technical highlights of the third model generation, which features powerful engines, innovative chassis systems, and comprehensive connectivity.
All Cayenne Coupe models will come with the Sport Chrono Package as standard equipment. Two high-performance engines are available at market launch. The Cayenne Coupe features the same 3.0-liter mono-turbo V6 as the standard Cayenne, generating 335 hp (250 kW) and maximum torque of 332 lb.-ft. It achieves the 0-60 mph sprint in 5.7 seconds, or 5.6 seconds with the optional lightweight sports packages. The vehicle's top speed is 151 mph. The top-of-the-range Cayenne Turbo Coupe uses a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 producing 541 hp (404 kW), and 567 lb.-ft. of torque. It accelerates from a standing start to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds, and has a top speed of 178 mph.
Pricing and Expected Dealer Arrival
The new Porsche Cayenne Coupe is expected in U.S. showrooms for the 2020 model year in the fall of 2019. Starting MSRP for the Cayenne Coupe is $75,300 and $130,100 for the Cayenne Turbo Coupe, both excluding $1,250 for delivery, processing and handling.
SOURCE Porsche Cars North America, Inc.
Casio G-SHOCK unveiled the latest timepiece from its G-MS line of luxury women's watches. The MSGC100G-1A boasts a refined and upscale aesthetic, with a stainless steel bezel in a rose gold metallic coloring and black herringbone patterned band.
The all-new G-MS model will be on display at Baselworld from March 21-26 at the Casio booth, located in Hall 1.1 B71 & B67.
The MSGC100G-1A offers timeless style without comprising the absolute toughness the brand is known for. The model features an intricate design, such as a pyramid cut pattern dial with studs and a polyurethane band to provide an overall sleek look in a durable structure.
The new G-MS model also features the latest technology made for the today's modern active woman, such as a Super Illuminator LED light function, which makes the watch easy to read from day to night, and during any activity.
The timepiece also comes equipped with G-SHOCK technology including:
100M water resistance and shock resistance
World Time (29TZ / 27 Cities)
Stopwatch and countdown timer
12/24 Hr formats
Full auto calendar
The MSGC100G-1A will retail for $150 and will be available for purchase starting this June.
SOURCE Casio America, Inc.
C Spire will offer later this month the iPad Air in an all-new 10.5-inch model and the new 7.9-inch iPad mini, delivering dramatic power and capability with Apple Pencil support1 the A12 Bionic chip with Apple's Neural Engine, Retina displays with True Tone technology, enhanced cameras and all-day battery life.2
Customers can order the devices online at www.cpsire.com and via phone through Customer Telesales at 1.855.CSPIRE4 for home delivery or pick up at any C Spire retail store beginning on Tuesday, March 26.
The all-new iPad Air features an ultra-thin 10.5-inch design, offering the latest innovations and high-end performance at a breakthrough price. With the A12 Bionic chip with Apple's Neural Engine, the new iPad Air delivers a 70 percent boost in performance and twice the graphics capability, and the advanced Retina display with True Tone technology is nearly 20 percent larger with over half a million more pixels3.
The new 7.9-inch iPad mini is a major upgrade for iPad mini fans who love a compact, ultra-portable design packed with the latest technology. With the A12 Bionic chip, the new iPad mini is powerful multi-tasking machine, delivering three times the performance and nine times faster graphics4. The advanced Retina display with True Tone technology and wide color support is 25 percent brighter (4) and has the highest pixel density of any iPad, delivering an immersive visual experience in any setting.
The powerful and smart A12 Bionic chip brings a new level of performance and speed to handle demanding computing tasks and power the next generation of apps for engaging AR experiences, photo-realistic effects in 3D games and stunning graphics performance within apps. With advanced front- and back-facing cameras, iPad mini and iPad Air take gorgeous photos and capture clear and stable 1080p HD videos. Apple Pencil opens up new creativity and productivity possibilities, from drawing and writing down thoughts to marking up documents and retouching photos.
Staying connected is now easier and faster with the same great Wi-Fi performance and Gigabit-class LTE connectivity5, as well as eSIM technology that lets users connect to wireless data plans when traveling in more than 180 countries around the world.6
For more details and pricing information on C Spire products and services, please visit www.cspire.com and click on the wireless tab. For more information on the iPad, go to www.apple.com/ipad.
SOURCE C Spire
Businesses nowadays generally handle a lot of digital video files due to how extensively videos are used. Not only are videos frequently used in marketing, but businesses may also make use of them for training, reporting, and other areas.
Because of how widespread the use of videos is, every business could benefit from having a video converter. It will make it far more convenient for you to handle and manage your digital video files, in several different ways:
- Ensure that videos are compatible and can be viewed
As a business when you distribute a video to potential customers, or even internally to staff – you need to make sure that it can be viewed without any difficulty. In other words you need to make sure that it is in a format that is supported by the device or platform it will be viewed on.
Needless to say a video converter can help in that regard and convert your video either to a specific format that you know is compatible, or to one that is generally compatible with most devices (such as MP4 with H.264).
- Prepare and optimize videos to be uploaded online
Most businesses frequently upload videos online to social media, online video sharing platforms, or even their own web server. Regardless of its destination, a video converter can help ensure that it is in the right format and optimized with the right specifications.
For example you could convert VOB to MP4 to ensure that your video matches the recommended settings of social media platforms or YouTube.
Similarly if you’re uploading to your own webserver and intend to publish HTML5 videos, you could convert to both MP4 as well as WebM to cater to different browsers.
- Compress and reduce the video file size
Last but not least, a video converter will provide you with the option of compressing the video file size so that it is smaller. That can be done by either converting it to a format with better compression, or by reducing the video bitrate.
As you can imagine being able to compress videos can be useful for many businesses. Not only will it let you conserve storage space, but it will also let you reduce your video file size if there are any limitations that you need to account for.
Suffice to say a video converter can be a very helpful utility for businesses. It will provide you with a wealth of options when you manage your videos and prepare to use them on a daily basis.
If your business creates or handles lots of videos, the real question to ask is: How can you manage without it? Having a video converter up your sleeve will give you the means to cope with most situations that come your way.
More importantly it will let you optimize the content that you are delivering – possibly to potential customers. That can directly affect the bottom line of your business, and should be all the reason that you need to get one.
Casio G-SHOCK unveils its latest watch from its GA2000 series. The GA2000-2A arrives with an updated Carbon Core Guard structure to provide unparalleled strength in the toughest of conditions. The new watch arrives in a utility navy colorway, inspired by the military and great outdoors.
The new GA2000 will be on display at Baselworld from March 21-26 at the Casio booth, located at the Casio booth, located in Hall 1.1 B71 & B67.
The GA2000-2A also introduces a unique, interchangeable band that makes it easy for wearers to adapt to any condition or customize their timepiece to match their personal style. The versatile model arrives in the series' bi-color resin band with the option to swap for bands made of traditional resin, Velcro, Cordura, or cloth.
The analog-digital GA2000-2A offers top line capabilities such as raised dial markers and bright colored hands for optimal readability in dim light as well as a super LED light function to provide maximum visibility.
The new model also comes equipped with G-SHOCK technology such as:
200M water resistance
World time (31TZ / 48 cities)
1/100th sec. stopwatch
Hand retract function
Full auto calendar
5 daily alarms
The GA2000-2A will retail for $130 and will be available for purchase starting this May, with the bands becoming available in July.
SOURCE Casio America, Inc.
Casio G-SHOCK unveils its latest men's MUDMASTER, arriving with a new Carbon Core Guard structure to provide the upmost strength in the toughest of conditions. The new GGB100-1A3 features a green band and fine-resin back cover, as well as a black, carbon fiber reinforced resin case and carbon insert bezel to provide a tough, yet light weight structure.
The special edition MUDMASTER will be on display at Baselworld from March 21-26 at the Casio booth, located in Hall 1.1 B71 & 67.
The unique carbon core guard structure of the GGB100-1A3 allowed for the removal of guards that would traditionally protect the watch buttons and employs a filter to avoid dirt intrusion creating a mud-resistant structure. The model also comes equipped with a large front light button, to provide high visibility and usability.
Other key features include the Bluetooth mobile link function, which through the G-SHOCK Connected app, provides a location indicator and memory, mission log memory, and automatic correction for altitude, among other features. In addition, the timepiece's Quad sensors- compass, thermometer, barometer, and step tracker - further enhance its location and step tracking capabilities.
The timepiece also comes equipped with G-SHOCK technology such as:
200M water resistance
World time (39TZ / 39 cities)
Auto Super Illuminator LED light
The GGB100-1A3 will retail for $350 and will be available for purchase beginning in August.
SOURCE Casio America, Inc.
A pint-sized powerhouse
Three analogue channels - clean, drive and lead - deliver a full palette of sounds with a distinctive character, created by the same tone gurus behind IK's award-winning AmpliTube software. On board are bass, mid, treble and gain controls to cover a wide range of tones. iRig Micro Amp offers 15W power (7.5W when running on batteries), and combined with its 4" custom-voiced speaker, pumps out surprising volume at half the size of similarly-powered amps. When additional volume or a bigger speaker is needed, iRig Micro Amp also offers a 4Ω cabinet output to keep up with a full drum kit for band practice.
Weighing only 2.6 lbs. (1.2 kg), iRig Micro Amp is one of the most compact amps in its power range. With its compact size that fits in a backpack, and flexible options, iRig Micro Amp is an extremely portable and convenient option for everything from a bedroom or desktop, to jamming with friends or street busking anytime, anywhere.
Plug in. Rock out.
Derived from IK's industry-leading iRig HD 2 mobile guitar interface, iRig Micro Amp's iOS/USB connection lets players connect to their iPhone and iPad directly without additional accessories. Additionally, it connects to a Mac or PC to process their tone with IK's AmpliTube and use their favourite practice, performance and recording apps and software. The guitar's signal is sent to their device for processing, and the return output plays back directly through the amp's 4" speaker, eliminating the need for other accessories. It's an entire setup in a single integrated unit, with pristine 24-bit, 96 kHz sound quality.
With the included AmpliTube app and software, iRig Micro Amp can deliver a massive range of tones with unbelievable realism. iRig Micro Amp users can download AmpliTube to unlock 10 amps and 26 stompbox effects in AmpliTube CS for iPhone or iPad, and 9 amps/10 stomps in AmpliTube 4 for Mac/PC, for free, providing powerful ways to process their tone right out of the box.
Guitarists can also expand their sonic collection a la carte with IK's range of additional amp and effect models - there are over 280 pieces to choose from, including officially licensed re-creations of gear from Fender®, Orange®, Mesa-Boogie® and other iconic gear manufacturers, as well as guitar legends like Slash, Jimi Hendrix and Dimebag Darrell, all available as in-app purchases or Custom Shop collections.
Play. Practice. Record.
iRig Micro Amp is fully compatible with dozens of popular learning, practice and performance apps, making it fun and easy for guitarists to learn new licks, polish their technique, or jam along with their favourite songs.
iRig Micro Amp users can easily start recording their own musical ideas and tracks with apps like GarageBand. They can also connect to professional recording software like Logic, Pro Tools, Cubase, Ableton Live and more, creating a convenient desktop setup for use on the go.
Additional features and options
iRig Micro Amp is powered by 6 x AA batteries or an optional 9V power supply. It includes an auxiliary input and headphones out for silent practice, as well as a cabinet output to power external speakers for band practice or smaller gigs.
Pricing and availability
iRig Micro Amp is available from the IK Multimedia online store and from IK authorized dealers worldwide for $/€149.99*.
* All prices excluding taxes
For more information about iRig Micro Amp, visit: www.ikmultimedia.com/irigmicroamp
To see iRig Micro Amp in action, visit: www.ikmultimedia.com/irigmicroamp/video
Each limited-edition timepiece is hand engraved using the classic Japanese technique, "yasuri-me," an intricate process that entails each of the band's center links with a rasp finish similar to that done on the tang of a sword. The band is complemented by a deep violet color and recrystallized Arc Ion Plating (AIP) on the case, and the bezel boasts an upscale, mirror-like finish.
The special edition MR-G watch will be on display at Baselworld from March 21-26 at the Casio booth, located in Hall 1.1 B71 & 67.
The MRGG200GA-1A features a Cobarion® bezel with a flawless mirror-finish, and a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with non-reflective coating, elevating its overall clarity and brilliance. The watch's face also boasts a watered pattern and a unique bladed edge to symbolize a Japanese sword, while the band is hand engraved by historic Japanese artisan Sadanobu Gassan, whose heritage dates back to the 12th century.
The new model also comes equipped with G-SHOCK's top-of-the-line technical capabilities including Multi-Band 6 technology for three-way time sync to allows for accurate time keeping, as well as Tough Solar technology that provides self-charging capabilities. The watch also has Bluetooth technology to connect with the MR-G Connected smartphone app, which allows for self-adjusting time changes as one travels between time zones in addition to tracking solar charge, checking signal reception frequency and more.
The timepiece also comes equipped with G-SHOCK technology such as:
200M water resistance and shock resistance
Dual Dial World time
Automatic Date Update
Super Illuminator LED light
Full auto calendar
The MRGG2000GA-1A will retail for $7,400 and will be available for purchase at very select G-SHOCK authorized retailers and G-SHOCK Soho store beginning in July.
SOURCE Casio America, Inc.
XPENG Motors, a leading Chinese electric vehicle and technology company, will unveil at Auto Shanghai 2019 its new high-performance coupe, implementing XPENG's in-house next-gen autonomous driving and intelligent connected vehicle technologies.
The new mass production model -- codenamed E28 -- will offer premium styling and a significant performance boost. Its intelligent vehicle suite is powered by Xavier, NVIDIA's AI supercomputing platform, which supports Level 3 autonomous driving features.
The E28's key style points -- including wide wheelbase, short front overhang, frameless doors, concealed door handles, panoramic windshields -- enhance its coupe silhouette, reinforcing its dynamic balance of speed and elegance.
A four-door coupe, the E28 comes with superior driver-vehicle interaction and cutting-edge autonomous driving features to complement its performance, with driving range, acceleration time and braking performance all boosted.
The E28 will be unveiled at Auto Shanghai 2019, with more details on specifications and pricing. The new coupe is on target for commercial launch at end 2019.
XPENG Motors, which has raised some RMB10 billion ($1.48 billion) in total funding, is backed by an extensive group of renowned institutional, corporate and individual investors, including Alibaba, Foxconn, IDG Capital, GGV Capital, Hillhouse Capital, Primavera Capital Group, Morningside Venture Capital, among others.
For more information, please visit our website: https://en.xiaopeng.com/
SOURCE XPENG Motors
The LUCI immers portable Micro-OLED glasses are the first truly lightweight entertainment headset with a high-resolution display that provides a super-giant screen effect for video and multimedia when connected to a smartphone, tablet or laptop. The high definition, 3840x1080 display gives the effect of a screen size of 1023" at a 20m viewing distance, similar to sitting in a theater. Native 3D effects and 3DoF (three degrees of freedom) motion, eliminates ghosting and screen door effects which are common with other displays. With LUCI, movies, games and streaming content becomes an impressively immersive experience.
Unlike other personal video headsets on the market that are bulky and expensive, LUCI is made with portability, travel, and comfort in mind. They are ergonomically designed with a curved shaped and nanotech cotton cushions. They are very lightweight at 180g and are comfortable to wear for longer viewing sessions.
"Our goal was to make the most lightweight and comfortable wearable on the market that would allow users to enjoy their multimedia with an incredible visual experience. LUCI immers combines high tech materials for comfort and a high definition display for a big-screen experience that users can take with them anywhere," says Kirin Li, CEO of LUCI.
LUCI can be worn over eyeglasses for convenience and uses a clever modular design that gives users three options for wearing glasses only, adding the headband, and adding the crown. This unique design makes the headset particularly useful for travel as the glasses only mode provides a lightweight solution for personal theatre that is not much larger than a traditional pair of sunglasses.
Designed to tether to mobile devices, LUCI uses the latest USB-C connection to connect to laptops, smartphones, and tablets and gaming devices such as PS4, Switch and others can use an HDMI cable. Apple devices can connect when using an adapter. LUCI was made to provide a better experience for streaming media and also includes an APP with exclusive content in 2D, 3D, 4K, 8K, and 360°.
The impressive LUCI immers wearables are a logical next step in immersive personal entertainment. They are the most portable and comfortable wearable on the market and deliver an unparalleled big-screen experience anytime and anywhere.
LUCI immers is available now on Indiegogo with special pricing for early adopters. To learn more visit the campaign here: https://www.indiegogo.com/project/preview/1508b671
If you are a college student, you will have most likely been asked to complete an essay on your need to have fun with your friends and peers, whilst at the same time making sure that you reach all the goals and educational requirements that are required along the way. If you are the type of student that’s got a part-time job, has a healthy social life but at the same time, wants to make sure that you meet and finish your essay requests in the given deadline, you need to make sure that you complete each task in good time. Let’s now take a look at some of the areas that you could consider when you are trying to get your article done quickly.
Plan your time
Making the best use of your time before you start to write an article or essay is very important. If you get some time in the day where you know you could fit some writing in, then it is best to use this time in a productive way. If you work in 15-minute intervals, you will find that you may write more effectively, as you will not be bogged down with writer’s fatigue.
Understanding the question
When writing an essay or an article, you need to make sure that you read any questions carefully. Understanding the question, in its entirety, is the best way of cutting down the time when you’re writing your essay. It is far easier to write anything where you have a greater depth of understanding as to what is required. If you struggle with understanding the question, it is worth contacting your college professors immediately, so that they can help you. Once you have understood the question, it’s the time to start writing your essay.
Research is a vital component when you are writing anything. If you methodically go through each point of your essay and understand each element that you need to include in your essay, you will find that this is a far better way of saving time when constructing your essay. Good and solid research will enable you to write full paragraphs about a particular subject and this will enable you to be able to shorten it if it becomes too long. It is far easier to write too much rather than having to stretch out a smaller subject, that you’re do not understand.
It is recommended that you spend about twenty percent of the time you are going to spend on your essay outlining and drafting what you are going to write about. As mentioned above, time really is a key factor in making sure that you can get through your essay as quickly as you can. One of the main reasons why it can take longer than originally intended is the lack of understanding or poor time management. You need to be able to back up each point with evidence to support your essay, so if you structure it from the offset you’ll be able to create a well-formed essay.
It is also advisable to look at other essay assignments that are similar to the one you have been requested to do. Background reading in this area will give you an idea as to what is expected and what to include in your essay. It is not always easy to understand what is required at first, but this is a surefire way of helping you to understand the process and how to do it in a more efficient way. It is recommended that you spend about of your time actually writing the article or essay and as mentioned previously, twenty percent of your time should be taken up by the drafting element of your essay. Using these approximate percentages should give you an idea as to how long you should spend on each section. You must make sure that you have plenty of time at the end to just review/edit what you have written.
Hiring an essay writer
As you can see from the above, we have mentioned the best way to speed up the process of writing the article is to do it yourself. However, if you’re in a situation where you could hire a writer to write on your behalf, you could find that you can free up some valuable time. There are many sites online that will offer you this kind of service. It will all depend on the type of essay that you require and how much expertise is needed in order for a price to be formulated. The disadvantage of getting someone else to write an essay for you is that you have to pay somebody else to do it. In turn, you will have the article written without it impacting on any of your time. It is advisable, however, to make sure that you fully understand the subject that your writer will write about so that you don’t have any gaps in your knowledge for not completing it yourself.