Causeway’s CATO Cost & Program Management software suite provides a fully integrated approach to the preparation and use of documentation for the procurement and control of construction projects.
Best Construction Software
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Construction Software Overview
What is Construction Software?
Construction software helps professionals manage different pieces of the construction process, from planning to execution. Construction software is not yet ubiquitous within the construction industry; many companies still rely on pen and paper. However, adoption of the software has been expanding as construction firms’ IT budgets increase. Users include general contractors, subcontractors, engineers, architects, and building companies in a variety of industries.
Products in this category typically handle one or more of the following processes:
Construction takeoff software (estimation of materials)
Project management and scheduling
Field service management
Safety and reporting
Construction Estimating Software and Takeoff Software
In the construction industry, estimating is the process of calculating the cost of a project. This includes monitoring and updating price during the job. Many construction companies use estimating software to calculate costs at various phases of the project. This includes:
Pre-estimating - forecasting the cost of the job
Job costing - monitoring expenses during the project
Database comparison - using databases to compare material prices
Takeoff is another important part of the cost estimating process. Construction takeoff software allows contractors and project managers to estimate the cost and quantities of materials need for the project using either hard copy or digital blueprints.
Many products include both estimating and takeoff capabilities, especially construction suite software such as Procore and Viewpoint Spectrum. However, there are a few construction takeoff point solutions such as On-Screen Takeoff and PlanSwift that often have trade-specific takeoff tools.
Construction Software Features & Capabilities
Many construction software products include project management, job site data collection & reporting, and collaboration features:
Plan distribution & viewing
Collaboration & approvals
Project management tools
Building information modeling (BIM)
Issue tracking & punchlists
Mobile & cloud functionality
Estimating the cost of a project is also essential part of the construction process, and construction estimating software offers features such as:
Types of Construction Software
The software enables construction business processes in a variety of areas. Sometimes these overlap with other software categories on TrustRadius that are not industry-specific. But here you can find vendors that cater to the construction industry:
Estimating Software: This includes takeoff or materials estimation and features vendors such as On-Screen Takeoff, HeavyBid, Bluebeam Revu, Planswift, B2W Estimate, Trimble Accubid, ProEst, Sage Estimating and WinEst. This is by far the most crowded area of construction software.
Cloud Storage, Collaboration, and Web Conferencing: These areas are a crucial part of the construction software stack. Many companies do not use industry-specific solutions. Construction software solutions include PlanGrid and Bluebeam Revu. Both have cloud storage and collaboration capabilities. They are tailored to construction needs as a go-between for the office and field. Industry-specific options have more robust features than horizontal tools (DropBox, Adobe Acrobat DC, etc.). Additional features allow better handling of drawings, markups and file sharing.
Other Emerging Technologies: Augmented reality, virtual reality, drones and 3D printers hold promise for construction.
Construction software pricing depends on the purpose of the tool and the scale of its deployment and varies widely. For example, tools designed for cloud-based project management are typically priced on a subscription model. Prices start at around $40/mo. Other tools focused on bidding and approval maybe priced with a much larger, one-time license fee. Licenses are usually at least $10,000.
Listings (126-150 of 159)
ProjectTalk is a construction and estimation software offering from Meridian Systems.
Joist is a construction and estimation software offering from Joist Inc.
Bid Manager is a construction and estimation software offering from Solution Crafters Group.
Jonas premier is a simple cloud construction software for construction contractors. It includes accounting & reporting features, job costing & estimating, project management, purchase orders, billing, subcontractors, time & expense, document management/approvals, and inventory and equ...
BuildTools is a construction project management suite focused on the unique needs of Custom Builders & remodelers, with features around the management of custom projects & managing all of the communication that is required.
Fieldlens is a mobile construction field management application, designed to give decision makers a bird’s-eye view of every project without stepping on-site, enabling them to spot trends and see who the best performers are.
iAuditor is an app for building checklists, conducting inspections, and creating instant reports. According to the vendor, SafetyCulture, it is used 35,000 times a day in over 80 countries and over 20 million audits have been conducted worldwide using iAuditor. iAuditor is the 2014 Winner for bes...
Jovix is an award-winning Material Readiness™ Solution developed by Atlas RFID Solutions specifically for the capital asset market. Jovix combines web-based server software with mobile and auto-ID technologies to extend access to information to decision makers in the field, as well as digitize an...
Fieldwire is a mobile-first (iPad / iPhone, Android) collaboration platform designed for construction foremen, superintendents and engineers. The application allows field workers to access up-to-date information like blueprints, files and tasks directly on their mobile device. Fieldwire focuses o...
Space Designer is an online architectural space planning application that lets users virtually inhabit a 3D world of their creation. Its intuitive tools are user-friendly for professionals, as well as novices.The application is developed by Asynth, a company founded in 2009. The Asynth team is co...
ProDBX is an All-in-One Cloud Software solution dedicated to improving the way roofing, pool building, and construction companies operate. From out of the box to full customization, users can choose how they want the software to be configured.The goal of ProDBX is to allow contractors and small c...
APROPLAN is a collaboration tool that supports construction-related processes. It works for construction collaborations of different scales, BIM-integrated projects, and in construction ventures that demand strict building and maintenance compliance. APROPLAN allows users to monitor progress and ...
BRIX from Hyphen Solution is an ERP solution for the construction industry.
Levelset (formerly Zlien) is a payments processing product for the construction industry from the company of the same name headquartered in New Orleans.
Dodge PlanRoom, from Dodge Data & Analytics, is an online document and bid management platform for contractors and sub-contractors to share project information.
Knowify in New York offers their construction management software solution to small household services companies (e.g. plumbing, HVAC, painters, etc.) and features project management type capabilities, along with integrations with popular services (e.g. Quickbooks).
Linkd is affordable project management software for the construction industry. Made by AEC industry experts, Linkd is equipped with cloud technology that is accessible from anywhere at any time. This allows for simultaneous project updates and constant communication in one place. Linkd aims to ...
BidClerk was one of the four companies merged to form the larger entity now known as ConstructConnect. The BidClerk platform is retained as a bid and project search and management platform.
B2W Schedule is a centralized, online solution for coordinated scheduling and dispatching of employees, crews, equipment, and materials across job locations and over time. Role-specific visibility and access allow employees throughout the enterprise to communicate and collaborate in real time to ...
B2W Maintain is construction software that promises to help contractors cut equipment costs and downtime by streamlining maintenance processes and taking a more automated, proactive and preventive approach. The software links shop, field and management teams. Its ability to track key performance ...
Through customized electronic field logs, B2W Track streamlines the collection and reporting of field progress, including productivity, labor, materials and equipment utilization. Daily analysis then empowers contractors to adjust operations more accurately and immediately. Employees in the field...
B2W Inform generates reports, dashboards and alerts from electronic forms and other source, delivering timely, accurate data to improve operational performance, safety, quality and financial outcomes. Fast, easy creation and management of customized forms enable contractors to replace inefficient...
STACK's easy-to-use online takeoff and estimating software aims to help users streamline their bid process. Users can quickly and accurately quantify materials and labor, markup plan pages, and complete estimates through STACK’s collaborative, paperless platform. According to the vendor, some of ...