MiTek offers the SAPPHIRE Build enterprise management suite, designed to support professional high-volume builders, providing administration support and automation for the management of customers and leads, employees, and vendors.
Best Construction Software
TrustMaps are two-dimensional charts that compare products based on satisfaction ratings and research frequency by prospective buyers. Products must have 10 or more ratings to appear on this TrustMap.
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 cost
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 needed 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 an 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 (151-168 of 168)
MiTek Wrightsoft offers Right-Suite Universal, a HVAC design and energy analysis application.
MiTek offers the Builder MT Workflow Management Suite (WMS), providing estimating and architectural tools to residential homebuilders, as well as customer management and sales automation features.
MiTek offers SAPPHIRE Structure, a structural modeling, editing, and estimation tool for builders.
ACCEO Solutions headquartered in Montreal offers the Acomba Construction Suite, a version of the company's Acomba suite of products designed to provide a total business management / ERP solution for Canadian construction companies.
PlanHub is a centralized project planning and quoting system designed specifically for General Contractors and Subcontractors. Offering benefits such as unlimited project posting, bid invites, team members, and more, PlanHub works to ensure that General Contractors have a customizable onl...
Pro - Inspector Digital Tools for inspection in construction industries pertaining to Quality & Safety. It gives you guaranteed accuracy, total consistency and rigorous compliance. Manage all your project sites, Business units, Contractors, Sub contractors, Site engineers, Project managers an...
We are the production management software that helps roofing and exterior contractors manage their sales pipeline, create roofing estimates, schedules, oversee production, order materials and better understand the performance of their business. Our roofing CRM specifically supports working in the...
Esticom headquartered in Austin provides their application supporting takeoff, estimation and collaboration on construction projects from anywhere with real-time access to plans, labor, material database and pricing.
Propeller’s drone-mapping and analytics solutions give you the power to measure and manage your site yourself, with visual tools that everyone can use from any device, anywhere, anytime. Heavy civil and resources operations trust Propeller to help teams work together better to understand how fast...
Autodesk offers the Advance Steel 3D modeling software for steel detailing, design, fabrication, and construction.
Foundation Software headquartered in Strongsville, Ohio offers their construction accounting and payroll software. The vendor states that their job costing construction accounting software is designed to be easy to use and provides the accounting and management tools needed to run a successful co...
Hardhat Connect is a real-time industrial collaboration platform for teams working in remote and hazardous work sites with little or no Internet connectivity. Hardhat Connect includes native and browser-based apps running on client devices, and a lightweight communications server that provides lo...
COINS Construction Cloud from COINS Global headquartered in the UK provides a suite of capabilities that offers the capabilities to enable a construction business to reduce costs, boost quality and help with crucial, time-sensitive decisions throughout the construction lifecycle.
CCS (Construction Computer Software) headquartered in South Africa offers BuildSmart, a construction project cost control and management application.
Oracle Primavera Submittal Exchange, part of the Primavera product suite, is offered as a secure, online system for electronically exchanging, reviewing, and archiving design and construction project documentation.
AVEVA NET is a web-based Information Management solution for engineering and operations. It brings together information from multiple sources and in multiple formats to enable users across the business to securely access, visualise, validate and collaborate on the Digital Asset data. AVEVA NET au...
Built for the process plant, power and marine industries, the integrated AVEVA Enterprise Resource Management solution supports the entire, design, procure, construct and delivery process. It is designed to create efficiencies from the automation of initial project planning and material definitio...