12 Tips for Maximizing Your Tablet's Battery Life (and Avoiding a Disaster on the Construction Site)

Your tablet may be one of the most useful tools you use on the construction site as an architect, but if your battery runs out, it may as well be an expensive paperweight. Many tablets now offer 8-10 hours of…

How Tablets Are Revolutionizing the Construction Business

Tablet computers are a fairly new invention in the wide selection of gadgets and technology we have available to us today. The first Android tablets were released in 2009, quickly followed by Apple’s contribution – the iPad in 2010. Apple…

How to Avoid Losing Your Business in the Blink of an Eye

What would you do if you woke up tomorrow and your entire business was gone? It’s amazing how many businesses don’t have a proper backup system in place. It’s one of those things that everyone knows they should do, but…

How to Get the Most out of Evernote as an Architect

These days there are so many productivity apps and services around, it can be difficult knowing where to start. However, Evernote is a name that pops up time and time again in conversations about work management and productivity and for good…

How to Price Architectural Services

Time-based pricing is a common practice in the architecture business but this does not mean it is the pricing model that makes the most sense or the one that provides the most benefit for you or the customer. Setting an hourly…

Which is the Best Tablet for Architects?

We’re often asked which is the best tablet for running Archisnapper and for general use in the architecture and construction business. While every individual has specific needs and in the end it comes down to personal preference as to which…

Why Good Field Reports Will Save You Time (And Maybe a Court Claim)

Compiling field reports is one of the less glamorous aspects of a career in architecture and it is probably not your favorite part of the job, but it is vital that you have good practice in place for writing your…

10 Finance and Accounting Tips for Architects

Architects by nature tend to be creative people and if the mere mention of accounting sends you running for the hills, you’re not the only one! Running your business is one thing, but managing your finances effectively is another issue…

The building blocks of a professional construction field report

Architects visit job sites regularly, in order to take note of the status and progress of a construction project. Afterwards they send out their observations. Why? There are often many people and companies involved in a construction project, so there…

How a successful architect uses the cloud to run his business - with architect Ron Kwaske

Everyone says “the cloud” is awesome, it’s the future, there’s no other way forward, businesses are changing and you are throwing away money and time if your business is not yet operating in the cloud. But is this really the…