Bentley Systems offers ProjectWise, a construction management software for keeping construction project personnel and engineers up-to-date with most recent progress information, with daily logs and punchlists, risk item lifecycle management through identification, creation, tracking and resolutio...
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.
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Constellation HomeBuilder Systems headquartered in Markham offers BuildTopia, an integrated residential construction managment platform providing scheduling & estimating, sales management and CRM, accounting, and BI.
Explorer Pivot is a construction and estimation software offering from Explorer Software Inc.
iTWO is a construction and estimation software offering from RIB Software AG.
LaserQuote is a construction and estimation software offering from Idronic.
Causeway Estimating is a construction and estimation software offering from Causeway Technologies Ltd.
CBD2 Estimating is a construction and estimation software offering from Comprotex Software, Inc.
Chief Estimator is a construction and estimation software offering from International Project Estimating.
CLIWin Estimating System is a construction and estimation software offering from The Construction Link, Inc.
CompuTool is a construction and estimation software offering from Hardworking Software.com LLC.
Craftsman Site License is a construction and estimation software offering from Craftsman Book.
Databuild Estimating Software is a construction and estimation software offering from Databuild.
Electrical Bid Manager is a construction and estimation software offering from Vision InfoSoft.
Flooring Estimator is a construction and estimation software offering from NivBen Software Inc.
QuickMeasure OnScreen is a construction and estimation software offering from Tally Systems.
Simsol Software is a construction and estimation software offering from Simultaneous Solutions.
XactRemodel is a construction and estimation software offering from Xactware Solutions, Inc.