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Feature Set Ratings

    Construction Project & Field Management

    8.2

    Bentley Navigator

    82%

    RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Bentley Navigator ranks higher in 10/10 features

    Plan distribution & viewing

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Plan markups & sharing

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Issue tracking & punchlists

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Photo documentation

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Jobsite reports

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Document sharing

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    RFI tools

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Collaboration & approvals

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    As-built drawings

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile app

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Estimating

    Bentley Navigator

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.8

    RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)

    78%
    RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks) ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Takeoff tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating

    Job costing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Cost databases

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Cost calculator

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Bid creation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.0

    Bentley Navigator

    70%
    1 Rating
    9.0

    RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    Bentley Navigator

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0

    RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)

    50%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Bentley Systems

    I think the complexity and cost of the program make it particularly useful, in situations where: the project is relatively large, with a wide variety of specialties that interact and depend on one another, and with specialists who are not physically together and whose communication and understanding is vital for the proper development of the project. If the project does not meet these characteristics, it is preferable to use less complex tools, cheaper, and that require less effort training the staff to use the software in question.
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    The Gordian Group, Inc.

    Well Suited: Construction cost estimates for new larger projects where the construction will start within the next 6-9 months. Budgetary estimates for future buildings through its square foot models. Not Well Suited: Not accurate enough on small projects where labor, travel to sites, and OH&P are a higher percentage of unit costs than on larger projects where these costs are spread out across more units.
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    Pros

    Bentley Systems

    • It allows the different specialists or users, to make virtual and quick analyzes that have been translated into the rapid resolution of problems.
    • Bentley Navigator allowed me to incorporate and manage important amounts of information that were key in the design phase, and that being inputs for different areas could be a source of conflict. The conflicts that have been generated are much smaller than those seen in similar projects previously carried out without the help of this tool.
    • Allowing the visualization of the information in 3D models, added to its capacity to export 3D models as PD files, has allowed to increase the fluidity and communication of information with the client, which has translated into a reduction of the hours invested by the technical manager in that activity.
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    The Gordian Group, Inc.

    • CostWorks is very good at generating quick and valid estimates for standardized facilities such as office buildings, schools, etc. It allows you to validate other cost estimates at the UniFormat level when doing an estimate validation.
    • CostWorks' database of detailed line-items is a very resourceful asset when it comes to finding a very specific line-item. Sometimes, when using Success or MII, I will have CostWorks open on the other screen so I can find an item that the other softwares just don't have and build it into the other software from the CostWorks entry.
    • CostWorks does a very good job of generating reports that are both well-developed and have enough detail at the summary level to be able to sit with a client or a project manager and have them follow along and understand without being overwhelmed with detail and numbers.
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    Cons

    Bentley Systems

    • It could give alert messages warning that the information that is of shared use, has the latest version, with all the updated modifications.
    • The information contained in the visual reports currently generated by the software could be expanded.
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    The Gordian Group, Inc.

    • small project costs where labor is a bigger portion than materials on cost
    • markup factors on governmental projects
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    Pricing Details

    Bentley Navigator

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Bentley Navigator editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks) editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        Support Rating

        Bentley Systems

        No answers on this topic

        The Gordian Group, Inc.

        I've never had the need to discuss CostWorks with a vendor.
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        Alternatives Considered

        Bentley Systems

        The tools and functionalities that have been used previously, are not commercial software, they have been software developed internally, of course much simpler and less functional than commercial software such as Bentley and its competition. This fact clearly obeyed a guideline of the organization that aimed to minimize the costs associated with the acquisition of software such as the Bentley.
        As you learn from the experience and mistakes, once you lost a lot of time and money because you did not have the necessary tools to guarantee the timely flow of information, between personnel who were physically distant from each other but who needed of a very high technical interaction. As a result of this fact, the use of tools such as this was proposed as a test, in order to evaluate its real usefulness over time.
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        The Gordian Group, Inc.

        CostWorks is a unique software for estimating as compared to the other softwares I have listed above. PACES is mostly used for federal modeling and really cannot be compared to Costworks. It has its own developed modeling database and has its own quirkiness and issues. MII has been developed for the USACE and utilized a user-developed folder structure and RS Means Database. I use CostWorks along side this software to find line-items that are not in the MII RS Means Database. Success has been developed for NAVFAC and again, utilizes a user-developed folder structure and RS Means Database. When I use this software, I ALWAYS have CostWorks open on the other screen as Success' RS Means database is extremely lacking when it comes to the number of detail line-items. Timberline is by SAGE and I use it mostly for DOS and FAA work. Of the 3 RS Means Database softwares, this one has the most detailed database for reference, however, there are times when I do have to look up an item that Timberline does not have and the first software I open is CostWorks.
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        Return on Investment

        Bentley Systems

        • The frequency and quality of information flow between field and office staff has improved.
        • The costs for cellular use concepts associated with the sharing of information associated with the projects where the software has been used have been reduced compared to projects where more traditional control tools have been used.
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        The Gordian Group, Inc.

        • I don't really see any "negative" impacts on my business or my ROI by purchasing CostWorks. It's a valuable tool that we use, however, some of my colleagues do not use it or use it very infrequently.
        • I find it well worth the cost even though we don't develop complete estimates in CostWorks due to client dictated softwares.
        • It has provided very quickly-built estimating models that let our team and project managers know that the RFP or the task that they are contemplating bidding on or starting to work on is actually feasible to construction given the budget and directive.
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