Punching Numbers Today, so many workers on jobsites are Hispanic that a Spanish-language calculator that can handle rafter, roof, framing, and stair calculations as well as run numbers on right angles and linear feet is sorely needed. Calculated Industries of Carson City, Nev., is now shipping one of the first Spanish-language calculators, the Construction Master 5 En Espanol. Builders can buy the unit online for $69.95 at www.calculated.com.
Leasing Deal Builders may now lease the BuilderMT production management system in increments of 36, 48, and 60 months. The software maker is offering flexible terms: Builders who sign on don't have to pay the first three months of the lease for every year the lease is in place, and they can skip payments for any additional three months of their choosing. Prices start at $745 a month.