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Likelihood to Recommend

Constructware

Constructware is well suited for many different types of projects in both real estate and infrastructure. However, it is now becoming outdated with the introduction of the BIM 360 platform. I think even Autodesk may plan to slowly stop rolling out subscriptions to Cnstructware since most of its functions are now getting added on to BIM 360.
Tanmay Bhalerao | TrustRadius Reviewer

FastPIPE

It's absolutely well suited to anyone needing accurate piping takeoff and laboring estimates, with great reporting and up to date pricing. I love that I didn't need to spend time trying to update the price logs. It's easy to learn, and works well in a large or small environment, and lends itself to more than just estimating, but becomes a good project management tool as well. Fantastic software.
Mike Petrich | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

Constructware
5.0
FastPIPE
8.5
Issue tracking & punchlists
Constructware
2.0
FastPIPE
Photo documentation
Constructware
2.0
FastPIPE
Jobsite reports
Constructware
6.0
FastPIPE
Document sharing
Constructware
6.0
FastPIPE
8.0
RFI tools
Constructware
6.0
FastPIPE
8.0
Collaboration & approvals
Constructware
6.0
FastPIPE
As-built drawings
Constructware
6.0
FastPIPE
Submittal design and management
Constructware
6.0
FastPIPE
Plan distribution & viewing
Constructware
FastPIPE
8.0
Plan markups & sharing
Constructware
FastPIPE
10.0

Estimating

Constructware
FastPIPE
10.0
Takeoff tools
Constructware
FastPIPE
10.0
Job costing
Constructware
FastPIPE
10.0
Cost databases
Constructware
FastPIPE
10.0

Pros

Constructware

  • Provenance. Keeps track of changes and the people/companies who made those changes.
  • Collaboration.
  • Work [is stored] in the cloud.
Tanmay Bhalerao | TrustRadius Reviewer

FastPIPE

  • FastPIPE was very fast to learn, very straight forward and user-friendly. It's easy to use and teach new interns and project engineers how to quickly takeoff sections to backup change orders or assist in heavy bid load.
  • It's fantastic at keeping up to date on price changes. I'd get updates often, and they were usually within 2-3% of our discount prices with local vendors. In the few instances it wasn't, FastPIPE was very easy to adjust or factor for project costs.
  • Is great at being able to pull up reports and graphs and track different materials and labor costs for factoring. We bid on a lot of high rise residential buildings, so we do takeoff by floor. It would give detailed reports per page as opposed to just a lump sum. Very detailed so it was easy to adjust per our project approach.
Mike Petrich | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Constructware

  • UI can be improved, as shown by improvements made in BIM 360.
  • Only works well with Internet Explorer.
  • Steep Learning Curve due to confusing UI.
Tanmay Bhalerao | TrustRadius Reviewer

FastPIPE

  • It was a trick or two learning how to upload prints correctly, I think that interface could be a bit easier, but it's already better than most of the competition.
  • Might be nice to have easier labor factoring, in case we want to pre-load our own instead of MCA time factors for piping labor
  • It would auto update upon opening occasionally. It's fairly fast, but I prefer to OK that in case I just need to come up with something quickly and don't want to wait.
Mike Petrich | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Constructware

Better than Unifier:1. Better UI2. Everything else is about the sameBim360 is now the go-to platform for all functions previously provided by Constructware.
Tanmay Bhalerao | TrustRadius Reviewer

FastPIPE

I've used the quote soft piping takeoff as well, and it's just not as easy to use or update. Basic methodology and interaface is similar, but it's more 'clunky' to use, is harder to keep updated and to upload PDF's for takeoff, and it's just not as streamlined or user friendly. Akin to comparing driving a truck to a sports car. The Fast Pipe is really smooth and easy to function in.
Mike Petrich | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Constructware

  • Saves time.
  • Eases collaboration.
  • Increases accountability.
Tanmay Bhalerao | TrustRadius Reviewer

FastPIPE

  • Best impact is time saved. It's so much faster to do bid takeoff and hit the ground running
  • Being able to 'draw in' on design-build and being able to print my takeoff has been helpful when turning the job over so the field install understands the approach taken to get the job.
  • Ease of use and learning has made it much more cost effective to bring new people up to speed.
Mike Petrich | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Constructware

General

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

FastPIPE

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Constructware
1.0
FastPIPE
10.0

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