Introduction to the Construction Master Pro calculator

Uploaded by CalculatedIndustries on 24.08.2010

The Construction Master Pro from Calculated Industries is an advanced construction math
power tool that saves time, prevents costly errors for hundreds of thousands of construction
across the country and around the world.
You may have seen them on job sites,
in classrooms or in meetings like this
or on a display stand in your local building materials supply store.
Let me take just a couple of minutes to show you how it can improve your productivity and profitability
every single day.
First off, it's a dimensional calculator that works in all the same units that you do.
You enter a value
just the way you say it.
For instance, 14 feet
7 inches
and seven slash eighths, just the way you write a fraction,
all the way down to sixty fourths of an inch.
Now you can add, subtract or multiply this number with any other dimension or number.
For instance, let's divide by three for equal spacing.
You can also combine with other formats. You're not locked into feet-inch-fractions, so
plus 32.5 feet
minus 123.25 inches
plus 3 yards
and let's subtract 2 meters
just to make it interesting.
The answer comes back in the format we started - feet-inch fraction. If you'd like another
format you hit [convert] [feet]. There it is in tenths and hundreds,
back to feet-inch fractions, you have inches and fractions, inches and tenths, yards, meters.
You can do centimeters and millimeters, too.
You can do these conversions
in linear values, square areas
or cubic volumes.
There's also built-in weight functions and weight per volume functions, conversions.
Solves all your on-site conversion needs quickly, simply and accurately.
The top row of keys are your built-in right angle solution keys - pitch, rise, run and diagonal.
As long as you have any two you can solve for all the others.
They're really useful for solving square up diagonals, for finding
pitches, percent grades and slopes for drainage,
but most commonly they're used for solving rafter lengths.
Not only common rafters but hip and valley rafters
and jack rafters for both regular and irregular dual pitch roofs.
Now this middle row of keys are utility keys with things such as circles
and arcs
for solving radius, diameters, cords, segments of arched openings, windows, sonotubes, or anything
We even have a compound miter key here for solving crown moldings.
One of the most powerful functions is the stair key,
which can solve
all your stair layout calculations quickly and accurately.
You simply enter the total floor to floor rise, 105 inch rise and then start pressing
the stair key,
which gives you
riser height,
number of risers,
any adjustment,
tread widths, number of treads,
any adjustment, stairwell opening,
the stringer length,
the angle of incline and the total run of the stairway.
This function can save hours of frustrating calculations
and stair table lookups.
The length, width and height feature can be a real time saver.
By entering the length, width and height just once you can get up to six pieces of valuable
wall surface area,
wall surface area plus ceiling,
square foot surface area,
square up diagonal
and perimeter.
And if you look closely here
you can see there's additional second functions for solving
drywall sheets for three common sizes,
footing volumes
and how many bricks or blocks you need,
all based on the same
length, width and height dimensions that you previously entered. The Construction Master Pro
also has a paperless tape function to let you review your last twenty entries
and handy backspace key to edit mistakes. It's got 4 memory storage locations
and it works as a regular math calculator with auto shut off.
It includes a
protective slide on case,
fully illustrated user's guide,
handy pocket reference guide that lives right here in the back slot so you always have it with you,
a CD with additional video, user's guide and product information
and two long life batteries that live right here in the back.
Additional protection options include our Armadillo Gear
hard cases -
dust, shock and moisture resistant,
as well as our
ballistic nylon toolbelt pouch
with a spring steel clip
that doesn't let go.
This concludes our overview of the Construction Master Pro.
If you would like additional information on individual features, please check our website.