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When you’re on the job, you want your Oakley sunglasses to be handy — and you want them to be safe. Checking blueprints or scrutinizing permit paperwork? Better have those reading glasses somewhere you can find them! Construction sites are hard on anything delicate or fragile — especially prescription lenses. We’ve all lost a pair Read More

When you’re on the job, you want your Oakley sunglasses to be handy — and you want them to be safe. Checking blueprints or scrutinizing permit paperwork? Better have those reading glasses somewhere you can find them!

Construction sites are hard on anything delicate or fragile — especially prescription lenses. We’ve all lost a pair of glasses from a shirt pocket when we leaned over just a bit too far… Or ground our teeth in frustration when a pair of really nice frames gets snagged and pulled apart. And lost? We believe every new building in the country sits on a foundation of misplaced tools, missing paperwork, and lost glasses.

According to the Vision Council of America, about 64% of adults wear prescription eyeglasses. According to informal polls, 100% of them have lost at least one pair. When you’re on the job, lost lenses can be more than just an inconvenience. Many construction professionals we’ve spoken to routinely carry at least two pairs of prescription eyeglasses — because they fully expect to lose one.

Inventor F. Thomas Godart realized the scope of this problem personally while working on new construction sites in South Florida. After the eighth or ninth pair of glasses fell out of his pocket, or off his shirt, or slipped off his head and vanished for all time, he’d had enough. He wanted to offer the world an answer, not just for lost eyeglasses, but also to protect against scratches and breaks.

After years of studying commercially-available glasses cases and testing them to destruction, Tom engineered the perfect solution to keep his glasses where they belonged. He added integrated BlueTooth technology and a GPS locator beacon for an additional level of security. He hasn’t managed to lose a single pair of glasses since.

After several years of real-world stress testing, Godart’s invention is ready to solve the lost-and-damaged-eyeglasses problem so many of us face.

He calls it EyeCarry.

EyeCarry is much more than an eyeglasses case — it’s a portable bodyguard for your prescription lenses that calls for help if you try to lose them. The integrated Gator Clip stays attached to your belt even after a fall off a roof (fortunately, the roofer only had minor bruises). EyeCarry pings your smartphone via BlueTooth if you get more than 100 feet away, like when you get an important call and start to drive off the work site.

Features

  • Bluetooth-enabled case pings your phone if you’re more than 100 feet (30 m) away
  • Gator Clip clasps your belt or purse strap and keeps EyeCarry secure
  • GPS-powered find-my-glasses feature saves time and headaches
  • Rugged yet refined, stylish enough for the boardroom
  • Nearly universal fit (suitable for most styles worn today)

Just think how much more work you’ll get done knowing you’ll never misplace or lose your glasses. You’ll never have to squint at a contract or a work order without being able to see clearly. You won’t waste half an hour you really don’t have digging through tool belts or searching the floorboards of your vehicle for a pair of wayward glasses. You won’t walk past another slapdash installation job without noticing — not when EyeCarry’s at your side.

EyeCarry is available in a rainbow of colors chosen to blend in with your gear:

  • Caviar
  • Saddle
  • Sapphire
  • Slate
  • Praline

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Save your glasses (and your sanity) for a fraction of the price of a trip to the optometrist. Check out www.eyecarry.com today! Stop looking. Start seeing.

 

The Grundfos Remote Management (GRM) system provides facility managers and engineers remote access and control to data and alarms from pumps, controllers, and auxiliary equipment such as sensors and meters. The secure internet-based system saves time and cost by reducing the need for onsite inspection and is designed for pump installations in various water infrastructure Read More

The Grundfos Remote Management (GRM) system provides facility managers and engineers remote access and control to data and alarms from pumps, controllers, and auxiliary equipment such as sensors and meters. The secure internet-based system saves time and cost by reducing the need for onsite inspection and is designed for pump installations in various water infrastructure and commercial applications.

A user-friendly interface provides a complete overview of system operation, including energy consumption, and performance. Scheduling capabilities help streamline necessary maintenance work and plan who will respond to alarms.

 

Tool allows users to easily and accurately create professional, customized project submittals. Viega LLC announced its release of the Submittal Builder tool. The online tool allows users to easily and accurately create professional, customized project submittals for ViegaPEX and radiant systems. Using Viega’s Submittal Builder requires a few easy-to-follow steps. To create a customized submittal Read More

Tool allows users to easily and accurately create professional, customized project submittals.

Viega LLC announced its release of the Submittal Builder tool. The online tool allows users to easily and accurately create professional, customized project submittals for ViegaPEX and radiant systems.

Using Viega’s Submittal Builder requires a few easy-to-follow steps. To create a customized submittal, users simply double click on the desired documents, or drag and drop them into the “Selected Documents” column. These documents include product instructions and tech data sheets for Viega ProRadiant and Viega PureFlow Water Systems. Users can fill out fields, including customizable customer and project information that will appear on the cover page.

The tool also includes a “Prepared By” section that retains user information for ease of creating future submittals. Users may select warranties for ProRadiant, PureFlow water systems or residential fire products. Once all documents are selected, users simply select “Build Submittal.” After the project is submitted, users can view a cover page and table of contents that is editable for making changes by the engineers, contractor or other fields as applicable

“Viega is excited to introduce the Submittal Builder tool to make incorporating ViegaPEX and radiant solutions into projects easier,” said Jason McKinnon, director of technical services, Viega. “This tool makes project submittals faster and customizable, and it gives customers a better opportunity to win commercial projects.”

To access the Submittal Builder, visit submittalbuilder.viega.us.

With over 30,000 users in the contracting and home improvement industry, JobFLEX is excited to debut an all-new interface and easy-to-use new features in its latest Android update. The new release has added many new features and improvements to make the app faster and easier to use for contractors to create estimates and bids. Voted Read More

With over 30,000 users in the contracting and home improvement industry, JobFLEX is excited to debut an all-new interface and easy-to-use new features in its latest Android update. The new release has added many new features and improvements to make the app faster and easier to use for contractors to create estimates and bids.

Voted JobFLEX the “Best App for Estimates and Bids” earlier this year, JobFLEX app enables contractors and service companies to create professional looking estimates quickly and easily. The new improvements made in their latest release streamline the user experience and provide more customization options – enabling JobFLEX users to build, edit, and send their quotes and estimates in even less time.

JobFLEX 8.0, the version recently released, boasts a long list of new features and enhancements that include:

  • Cleaner, Easier-to-Navigate Interface
  • Multiple Quotes for a Single Customer
  • Easy-to-Use Discount & Tax Rate Features
  • Multi-Device Syncing for All Users (even those on the free trial version)
  • Improvements to the Look & Feel of the Quote

A full list of improvements made in JobFLEX 8.0 is available on the website.

JobFLEX reports their reviews on Google Play™ have indicated the app helping many contractors to save time and even make more money thanks to how easy and fast it is to use.

The company is expected to release a web version of their software as well as an iOS app later in 2016.

About JobFLEX

JobFLEX is an award winning mobile app that empowers in-the-field sales staff to create polished and professional quotes right on site. The JobFLEX mobile app allows contractors to save more time, quote more work and close more jobs. To learn more about the JobFLEX app, visit http://www.job-flex.com.

 

The all new Webstone Hydro-Core™ Boiler Compatibility Matrix App is now available for download through the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Hydro-Core™ solutions are now available to fit approximately 300 boilers from 25 different manufacturers. Utilize this matrix to find the right Hydro-Core™ kit for your specific boiler and save over 4 hours Read More

The all new Webstone Hydro-Core™ Boiler Compatibility Matrix App is now available for download through the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Hydro-Core™ solutions are now available to fit approximately 300 boilers from 25 different manufacturers. Utilize this matrix to find the right Hydro-Core™ kit for your specific boiler and save over 4 hours on your next installation with expert looking results. Integrated within the app is the Webstone website and online store portal for simplified B2B ordering. Founded in 1954, Webstone now operates as a brand of NIBCO and is recognized as an industry leader for innovative design of residential and commercial valves used in plumbing, hydronic, radiant, solar and geothermal applications. These designs focus on time and space saving concepts that simplify future maintenance and upkeep of all piping systems. Some of Webstone’s trademarked and patented items include: Hydro-Core™, The Isolator®, Isolator EXP™, Pro-Connect™, and Pro-Pal® step saving valves.