Measurements Made Easy

The next generation of connected tools are coming to the construction jobsite. Many tech companies offer platforms designed to manage tools, but recently many tool manufacturers are coming to market with their own connected solutions, changing the way work is done on the jobsite.

For instance, standard laser measures can be challenging to use, as they don’t always offer accurate measurements, but more advanced solutions are now coming to market.

Case in point: Bosch recently introduced two new connected laser measures. Here’s where the tech can help: measurement documentation can be transferred to a smartphone or tablet relying on Bluetooth connectivity in conjunction with Bosch’s MeasureOn app. This enables construction professionals to organize, document, and transfer measurements using the app.

Workers can also use the laser measures to provide real measuring of length, area, volume, and indirect measuring functions that can walk the user through each measurement process. Further, a built-in inclinometer can help determine the angle of pitch and confirm when the tool is level.

While this is only one example, many others such as DEWALT and Hilti are also offering new connected apps that allow construction professionals to view information about a tool and even schedule it for repair.

For many construction companies, now might be a good time to implement these new connected tools and hardware, in order to take advantage of the capabilities that they have to offer.

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