The Architect’s toolkit


An Architect’s work life can be extremely varied and in my experience a typical week can involve a sketch of a new concept, drawing and document reviews and design team discussions through to client presentations and site reviews of construction progress.

The ability to carry out a site review and to record your observations while staying safe in this dangerous environment can be quite a challenge.

In the digital age there are many tools available for the professional.

ArchDaily have put together their top 12 as follows:

  1. PlanGrid
  2. Builder’s Helper – Advanced Construction Calculator
  3. Construction Manager App
  4. BIM360 Docs
  5. BIMx
  6. My Measures
  7. ArchiReport 5
  8. iHandy Level Free
  9. Site Audit Pro
  10. Project Planning Pro
  11. Fast Concrete Pad Calculator
  12. Angle Meter Pro

The top 12 apps (by ArchDaily)

They also reference the excellent Morpholio Trace app which I use regularly. This application, particularly on an iPad Pro, provides you with a digital trace roll and many export and printing features.

I would also recommend SG Project Pro for a great alternative to MS Project (website)

Please comment below on the apps that you would recommend.