Sayfa Group has put together some of the most useful apps for architects and building designers that will not only make designing easier but also save time.

1. Construction Manager for iPhone, iPad and Android

Ensures project site information such as maintenance logs, daily reports, project estimates and time sheets are up to date between company headquarters and construction sites.

2. Autodesk A360 – View CAD Files for iPhone, iPad and Android

View 2D and 3D CAD models in over 50 different CAD file formats and navigate large-scale models. Review and mark up the designs, measure dimensions and areas and track the project status at any time.

3. Plangrid for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows

Share your construction plans, annotations, photos and reports instantly with your entire team – this is the easiest way to track revisions, progress and issues with or without internet.

4. BIMx for iPhone, iPad and Android

If you are an architect using ArchiCAD, BIMx is the perfect tool to present and/or share your designs with clients and contractors. Virtually make adjustments in the 3D model without the need for installing CAD software beforehand.

5. Builder’s Helper – Advanced Construction Calculator for iPhone

With an easy to use layout and simple features, this app is capable of handling even the most demanding construction projects. The app includes all the features found on advanced construction calculators but is customised to suit touch screens.

6. Concept for iPhone

A free iPhone app, which gives you the tools to visualise your ideas before putting pencil to paper. Explore the aesthetics of wood, concrete and steel with Concept’s image gallery.

7. My Measures for iPhone, iPad and Android

Mark up photos with measurements, arrows, angles and text comments, then share with others.

8. Morpholio Trace – Sketch CAD for iPhone and iPad

Do you still love to sketch? Trace allows you to sketch, draw, mark up, design and create. Enhance your workflow easily with the flexibility of digital hand sketching.

9. Fast Concrete Pad Calculator for iPhone and iPad

A handy app, which can calculate and email the material needed for your next concrete pad project.

10. Houzz for iPhone, iPad and Android

Need inspiration? View over 16 million hi-res images of interior and exterior designs on Houzz. Save, make annotations and share thousands of concepts to collaborators.