Alberta Masonry R Value Calculator2018-05-15T16:14:43+00:00

Project Description

The Project

An online application allowing for a user to build a wall using drag and drop images, and provide an accurate R-Value calculation for the user.

The Alberta Masonry Council was looking for a way to provide added value to their website users. They wanted to offer something visual and useful, and decided a visual R-Value calculator would be perfect. The goal was to design and build an application that would calculate the R-Value of a customizable wall section. They felt that many of the current solutions out there were overly complicated, were not visually appealing, and were not approachable for most users. We were tasked with creating a system that was simple, intuitive and attractive to look at. The goal of the application was to provide a tool to visually aid in R-Value calculations for professionals, from architects to contractors.

Alberta Masonry Council r value calculator
Alberta Masonry Council logo

“We’ve been a long term client of PDERAS for many reasons, but one that really came out during the R-Value Calculator project was their ability to take an idea and turn it into a functioning reality. The calculator is easy to control by us as administrators and will be a huge value add to our website users in the future.”

Mark Hagel, PhD, P.Eng - Executive Director, Alberta Masonry Council

A Focus on Usability

The application was built with the intention of internal administrators being able to manage everything.

Not only did the application need to be approachable but it needed to be adaptable. Products in the industry are continually changing and the Alberta Masonry Council needed a way to make sure the wall sections available in the app were up to date. To solve this we created a backend system for the application that allowed for the administrators to update and add new wall sections and products as needed. We built a RESTful API that allowed the application to integrate seamlessly into the website. PDERAS believes in building independent systems that can be completely managed by the client once they are finished.

Alberta Masonry Council r value calculator

Technologies

Laravel
Laravel
HTML
HTML5
jquery
jQuery
CSS
CSS3
PHP
PHP
Node js
Node.js
Redis
Redis
Javascript
JavaScript
JQuery UI
jQuery UI
Sass
Sass
MySQL
MySQL

Integrations

Envoyer
Envoyer
ServerPilot
Server Pilot
Digital Ocean
Digital Ocean

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