15 Ratings
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Score 9.5 out of 100
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

BuildingConnected is a great tool for construction managers and general contractors working over a wide area that rely on collecting multiple bids. BuildingConnected does a great job at presenting new contractors that may fit the bill for who you need to look at and price a job. Its simple interface allows you to easily see who the main point of contact is at a company, and place comments for your team to review after corresponding with these companies.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Any scenario where you are managing off-site work tasks, especially if those work tasks involve virtual verification and media.
Mitch Davidson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.1
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Plan distribution & viewing
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.4
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Plan markups & sharing
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
7.5
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Issue tracking & punchlists
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.9
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Photo documentation
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.3
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Jobsite reports
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
10.0
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Document sharing
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.6
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RFI tools
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.4
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Collaboration & approvals
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
10.0
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As-built drawings
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
7.8
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Mobile app
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.9
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Submittal design and management
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.6
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Estimating

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.8
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Takeoff tools
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.7
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Job costing
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.7
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Cost databases
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.0
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Cost calculator
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.3
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Bid creation
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.5
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Pros

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

  • Helps keep track of multiple jobs at once
  • Helps sort your bid invites into won/lost/pending/archived etc.
  • It is a central location where general contractors can put all their updated files and addendum
  • Lets you see which contractors are bidding the same job so you can coordinate your estimating
Matthew Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

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  • Creating products that are highly configurable for the user.
  • Creating API integrations.
  • Understanding and adapting to mobile user needs.
Mitch Davidson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

  • There was a previous glitch where bid forms have been updated by subcontractors that have accessed a former version are not able to access the updated/new bid form.
  • I would like to see the ability for BuildingConnected to automatically send a bid reminder to bidders at a set amount of time prior to the bid date.
Melanie Dodson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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  • Industry/market specification.
  • Expansion and scale.
  • Look and design.
Mitch Davidson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Very easy to use.
Diane Coughlin | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Support Rating

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product 8.9
Based on 14 answers
They are constantly reaching out to see if there is anything they can teach us. It can be a bit aggravating when it is constant, but I know that they have our best interest at heart. They also had all of us do multiple Skype meetings with a support rep to make sure we understood the software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Implementation Rating

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Quick and easy. Pretty much menu-driven
Diane Coughlin | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Alternatives Considered

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

Have used BlueBook Construction, which has a smooth, quick search for local contractors. Still, they don't allow us the client project creation. I even had issues with them displaying proper project descriptions based upon was receiving inadequate and or erroneous bid proposals, and the engagement manager was not flexible in resolving the problem!
Marcel Cicort | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Return on Investment

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

  • Allows our company to accurately estimate the cost of a project.
  • Helps us to reach out to qualified subcontractors based on past experience and history with our company.
  • Contains bid leveling capabilities to ensure that all proposals cover a full scope of work.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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  • Reduced our labor spend due to integration and automation.
  • Reduced subcontracting burdens due to advanced mobile features (i.e., eliminated the need for homework, uploading, and transcription after job completion).
Mitch Davidson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

Pricing Details

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

FotoNotes Editions & Modules

Edition
FotoNotes$200.001
  1. Per Month
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Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.7
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10.0

Likelihood to Renew

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.0
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Usability

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
10.0
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Support Rating

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.9
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Implementation Rating

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
10.0
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